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>I've been following this thread with interest from the
>beginning, and I think I'm now in a position to air my opinion
>fwiw.
>
>I used to shoot with a D90 until recently. I have the Nikkor
>DX 18-200 mm VR11 and Sigma 150-500 mm lenses. Both these
>lenses performed satisfactorily on my D90. I was recently
>asked to do a wedding for a friend's daughter so I rented a
>D7000 with Nikkor 24-70 mm and Nikkor 70-200 mm lenses. I put
>the 70-200 lens on my D90 and gave it to my son to shoot some
>wedding pics. I shot most of the wedding with the 24-70 lens
>on the D7000. Comparing the pictures afterwards, it was clear
>that the D90/70-200 mm combination pictures were significantly
>sharper that the D7000/24-70 mm combination. At the time I
>attributed it to the fact that there was no VR on the 24-70
>lens and that I perhaps didn't hold the camera still enough.
>The pictures could be sharpened up well enough in post, but I
>expected better sharpness out of the camera. Both these
>lenses are renowned for their sharpness.
>
>I subsequently bought a new D7000 about a month ago and
>started using my own lenses on it. I immediately noticed my
>pictures were softer than I used to get with the same lenses
>on the D90. Then I saw the stories on back-focusing on the
>D7000 in Nikonians. I printed a focus chart and started
>experimenting with both lenses. Shooting both perpendicular
>to the chart and at a 45% angle while adjusting the autofocus
>fine tuning, I could just not get the camera to provide
>sharply focused pictures. I also noticed that live view focus
>was perfect. Focusing on the same subject, the live view
>focus outperformed the autofocus in sharpness every time.
>
>I then took the camera and 18-200 mm lens to Nikon (there's a
>Nikon repair facility not far from my home). They kept the
>camera/lens combination for about two weeks, and then gave
>them back. Nikon commented that they adjusted the autofocus
>on the camera and they also replaced the swm motor in the
>lens, both under warranty.
>
>I went back to the focus chart again, expecting the
>camera/lens combination to now perform better but to my
>disappointment the results were still not good enough. So I
>went through the same excercise again, fiddling with autofocus
>fine tuning with both lenses. The end result is I now have
>two lenses that focus well enough. The 18-200 mm lens is set
>to default to -17 in the autofocus fine tuning and the 150-500
>is set to -15. Bottom line, if Nikon didn't make the
>adjustments they did, neither of my lenses would provide good
>enough autofocus even at -20.
>
>Speaking for myself, my brand new D700 straight from the
>factory was faulty to the point where the autofocus fine
>tuning could not compensate. I can't speak for others who
>complain about back focus on new D7000 cameras, but mine was
>clearly faulty. And I am very disappointed. I expected
>Nikon's repair facility to get the autofocus better than what
>they achieved. I think it's unacceptable that I should still
>have to fine tune the autofocus after they supposedly repaired
>it, especially on the 18-200 mm lens.
>
>Regards


The 3 different D7000 cameras I tried have the same problems your having....I also used different lenses on a D90 , D300 and D700 and had no focus problems and I did not have to use any lens focus adjustment on these models.

  

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