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dbnorton Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd May 2006Mon 27-Feb-12 05:47 PM
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"D7000 Back Focus Fixed"


Mt. Washington, US
          

I have a question regarding the back focus issues that I have been reading about. I am looking at purchasing a new D7000 and I am wondering if there is a chance that I will have any back focus issues or not. I would only suspect that the back focus shouldn't be an issue.

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Mon 27-Feb-12 05:57 PM
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Paignton, GB
          

>I would only suspect that the back
>focus shouldn't be an issue.

Agreed!

We have seen some instances here of cameras being sent for adjustment and coming back working perfectly, but whilst these problems may be slightly more frequent than with some other Nikons, they still form only a small fraction of total D7000 sales.

Brian
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dbnorton Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd May 2006Mon 27-Feb-12 07:42 PM
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Mt. Washington, US
          

Thanks Brian.

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torwood Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2010Mon 27-Feb-12 09:08 PM
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Jefferson Hills, US
          

I thought I had the back-focus issue, and it turned out to be my technique and my older lenses. I upgraded a couple lenses to keep up with the AF system and my subjects, and adjusted my technique and now all is fine. My situation probably describes the vast majority of back-focus issues posted regarding this camera. It's a large step-up from the D90 or below in resolution and AF speed (not to mention low light capability).

If you are a DX shooter, you'll LOVE the D7000.

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icslowmo Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jan 2012Tue 28-Feb-12 02:24 AM
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Tue 28-Feb-12 02:25 AM by icslowmo

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I had a back-focus issue with my D7000 and sent it in for repair under warranty and everything is good now. My issue was not in my lenses and not user error either test shots were on tri-pod and was very apparent... So if you get a D7000 and think it has an issue, exchange it or send it in for fix.... great camera for DX user...

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dbnorton Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd May 2006Tue 28-Feb-12 03:17 AM
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Mt. Washington, US
          

Well I am sold. Now I just need to find one when I get me bonus on Wednesday. I found a couple of sites that had some but now they don't....

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Tue 28-Feb-12 03:51 PM
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St Petersburg, RU
          

There have been several posts on various forums saying that Best Buy had some in stock.
Nikon's web store sometimes lists Refurbished D7000's in stock but they go out of stock quickly. The warranty is shorter on Refurbished but those who have gotten them seem to think it is a good deal, and several mentioned that having one that they know Nikon has checked out and is in calibration is a confidence builder.
Good luck finding one, the search is worth it. According the Thom Hogan who has a lot of inside info sources suggests that full production volume will be back on line in March.
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torwood Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2010Tue 28-Feb-12 05:00 PM
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Jefferson Hills, US
          

I buy most of my stuff from B&H, but I got my D7000 from Samy's in California. I'd recommend just ordering from one of them, and waiting. B&H is perhaps the world's largest camera store, and Samy's is in CA, close to where the ships from Asia first dock when they arrive. My guess is that samy's gets theirs before the NY stores do, assuming they come on the same boat.

I have bought refurb and used lenses several times, and have generally been satisfied. I was dissatisfied with my refurb D90 - the on-camera flash has never worked right from day one. It underexposes dramatically 8 out of 10 times. I bought this from Cameta, who has a good reputation. It came in the Nikon refurb box, with appropriate papers, etc.. It's not Cameta's fault. There is no way that anybody from Nikon went over that camera thoroughly, or this would surely have been discovered. I have never gone through the hassle of getting it repaired, because I have other cameras that I use for snap shots where on-board flash is needed, and the camera works fine otherwise. I also always carry an SB400.

I say this because we all know there have been credible back-focus issues reported with the D7000 (as there probably are with other cameras, I know...). My point is that some percentage of the refurbs out there are probably returns due to this issue. If you get the kind of QAQC check my refurb D90 got, you probably increase your chances of getting a problem. I'd actually buy used before I bought another refurb body. At least a used D7000 is probably being sold primarily because of a D800 upgrade.

I had to search real hard and wait a little to find mine new, but I think it was worth it in this instance.

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