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What to do? Bad lens? Bad D7000 body?

RLDubbya

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"RE: What to do? Bad lens? Bad D7000 body?"

RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011
Thu 31-Jan-13 07:00 AM

I'd consider a couple more bits of testing, having been down a similar road.

First, find a new target. That banana might not be the best target, given the shape, and the contrast between the blue and yellow might not be good enough - especially since the blue label has yellow text and graphics. I could see that throwing the AF system.

For my initial testing, I used a piece of brown cardboard with a flo-orange sticker from the gun range. Very high contrast against a very uniform background.

Secondly, do a Speedlight Assisted Focus test. Basically, run the same test as you have on the new target then toss on a SpeedLight, and use AF-S and have the infrared assist you in locking on.

If you get similar result with this final test, I'd say that you have a problem. Whether that problem is with lens, camera, or a combination is a tougher call.

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