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Yet another post about D7000 Focus Problems


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rhagen

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rhagen Registered since 19th Oct 2011
Wed 14-Dec-11 12:34 AM

I know, I know, there have been several threads about this lately, but I think I've identified the focus problem with my D7000 and hope I am providing convincing photos to document the issue.

I've had my D7000 for a couple months, and I haven't been happy with the sharpness of my photos since day one, but it wasn't until I invested big bucks in a 70-200 f2.8 that the issue became really obvious with the narrow DOF.

I recently shot my daughter's school concert (using a tripod, AF-S, single-point) and in all of my shots the camera is focusing on the band members BEHIND the focus target.

I had been exclusively using the viewfinder, but tonight I tried Live View and "Hallelujah" suddenly the shot is perfectly focused!

Here are two test shots. Both using Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR I at 200mm, exposure 1/60 and f2.8. My test setup is playing cards staggered at approx. 1-inch horizontal intervals at a distance of 20 feet. In both shots the focus point was on the first card, the king of clubs. Both shots were made using a tripod.

The first was shot through the viewfinder, AF-S, single-point. The second was shot with live view, AF-S, "norm", single-servo AF. The focus of the viewfinder shot appears to be about 6 inches behind the target point, whereas the focus of the live view shot is right on the money.

My understanding is that the live view uses a different focus subsystem than the viewfinder. IF that is the case it looks like my camera has a problem with the viewfinder focus system.

If anyone can point out something I'm doing wrong, fine. Otherwise I'll get by with live view until after the holidays and then send the camera back to Nikon for repair.

Also, I borrowed another 70-200 f2.8 from a friend and had the same issues, so I doubt that it is a problem with the lens.

Rick

Test shot #1, using the viewfinder:

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Test shot #2, using live view:
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