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More Focus Trouble -- Post Repair

johno

St. Louis, US
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johno Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd May 2006
Mon 06-Aug-12 11:05 PM

All,

I just got my camera back from El Segundo and it still has the left focus problem. It's very clear that nothing changed, for all of the checks they "performed."

I will will spare you the images unless somebody insists. I shot (sturdy carbon fiber tripod Markins 20 with timer and 3 second delay)live view (crisp) and then left (not crisp), center (crisp), right (crisp). The target was a political sign against a garage across the street. Nice and contrasty. The center and right had no trouble focusing. (Heading off anybody who recites the (x) things Nikons can't focus on.)

After a closer look I'm finding that the two left center focus points are the trouble spots. A series of shots across the focus grid shows it cleaning up by the time you are three focus points from far left. I have not had the patience to check top left, bottom left, etc.

The problem seems to be happening 3 feet away too, based on my home-made lens align.

And my image review locked up the first time I tried to see an image.

Two more strikes for Nikon. This will be the last camera body I buy from them, for a long, long time anyway.

By the way, I am not hysterical. I can easily not use the left focus points or center-focus and recompose. Just a simple question: Why Should I have to?

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