>I've had a look at the focus test charts posted. All are >significantly cropped, and in none of them is the chart >aligned properly with the camera. There's clear distortion of >perspective - were everything aligned properly, the lines >would taper evenly towards the horizon. The test chart also >doesn't fill the frame, which it should. > >I presume you're using the centre cross type sensor? It is >quite large and may be picking up more than the central focus >point.
These chart pictures are not cropped .....I have hundreds of photos at different distances and angles with all 3 D7000 cameras and it makes no difference with the results...... Using live view is always sharp and through the viewfinder the focus point is always soft.....I can use the camera with a -20 focus adjustment with the Nikon 80-200mm 2.8 AF-S lens even though the focus is still a little off however if I turn off the focus adjustment the pictures are way to soft.