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Has the D7000 AF System Improved

agitater

Toronto, CA
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Fri 02-Mar-12 04:43 AM | edited Fri 02-Mar-12 05:21 AM by agitater

I personally needed several months to get fully comfortable with and fully accustomed to what I consider to be the more exacting technique required to get the AF performance out of my D7000 (purchased in early October 2010). Even the November 2010 DPReview review of the D7000 rated its metering and AF accuracy only good (as opposed to very good or excellent). ADDED - although the DPR review text praised AF accuracy and speed, in TTL and off the sensor in Live View mode) less impressive low light AF performance coupled with DPR's criticism of overexposure in high contrast lighting seem to have pulled down the metering & AF score.

Recently, Chris Platt has posted some shots on this forum made with his D7000 illustrating pinpoint AF accuracy.

I've worked far harder than I've had to with any other camera in order to extract accurate AF out of my D7000.

My question is, do you think that Nikon has quietly tweaked/improved the default AF and metering performance of the D7000 for more recent manufacturing runs? ADDED - I'm not quacking about the usual general improvement in technique most shooters go through with a new, higher resolution camera. Rather, I'm asking about a silent/unannounced improvement to the camera by Nikon at the factory level.

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