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How to fine tune AF - my D3 has backfocus, I think.

Beethovens Cat

Nairobi, KE
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Beethovens Cat Registered since 04th Nov 2006
Sun 12-May-13 04:01 PM

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Dear All,

Would be grateful for your guidance on what I think is a backfocus issue on a used D3 I recently bought (had been to Nikon USA for service before I got it).

The question is how do I manually adjust the auto focus, so that the photos are sharp in the correct place, e.g. where the focus point is in the view finder?

I have set all the AF settings to the default settings in the Nikon D3 manual.

In the attached photo what should be in focus is the word 'deli' in white font on the black background. Instead the focus appears to be slightly behind.

The photo is taken with a 70-200mm f2.8, I have tried with a 50mm f1.4 and I got the same results.

Many thanks in advance for your guidance!

Philip

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