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Trouble with my new Nikon D7000. Anyone else have/had focus issues with the D7000?

Mike2focus
Just got a new Nikon D7000 and have been having major focus issues. Anyone else been having focus (back focus or forward focus) issues with the D7000? And were you able to resolve them?

After 10 days of testing and tweaking the AF-Fine Tune for each lens, I am at my wits end. I'm bringing it back this coming weekend to where I bought it in hopes of some technical help or getting a camera that actually works!

Looking for some feedback from the DT community to give me some peace of mind until I get it to the shop this weekend.

Thanks for the feedback...

Mike
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh
Posted: 03/20/2012, 20:38:53 PM
Mirc3a
Make sure it's the camera, it may be possible that the focus (back or rear) problems be caused by the lens as well.
50mm f/1.8D, Nissin Digital Speedlite Di-866 flashgun, Speedlight...
Posted: 03/21/2012, 07:53:35 AM
Fairwayphotos
I had some focus problems with my 7000 and the store that I brought it from was adamant that it was not a camera problem. When I shot with a VR lens it's fine, when I use my 24-70 f2.8 I got some blurry images. Now I'm very careful with shutter speed and make sure it's at least 2X my focal length and it has been ok. It seems to be much more sensitive than my old D90 which I could just fire away with,

Jim
12-24 f4 as my main lenses. For golf tournaments I use a Nikon 18-20...
Posted: 03/21/2012, 09:03:17 AM
Mike2focus
I have checked/tested all my lenses again on my D3000 and I get tack sharp images. It's definitely not the lenses. And I see that Fairwayphotos has to watch focal lengths leaves me with a bad feeling. I don't want to worry about focal lengths when I'm out on a shoot. I want to frame up, zoom in if I want and crank out the shots!!! I may end up switching out to the D5100, I don't think it has these focus issues like the D7000.

More feedback anyone?!
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh
Posted: 03/21/2012, 10:42:46 AM
Artistashmita
member is an admin
i have backforus on my D7000, its not uncommon for bodies to have it

tested on different lenses and found -2 was my sharpest setting so set the body default as -2 in menu, fine tuning option

do a google on backfocus, for me, i set the thing on tripod, focused on a paper with a dot, at different fine tune settings -5 through +5, found -2 to be sharpest with 3 lenses.

for single lenses, the 7000 will remember each lenses settings for up to 99 lenses :-)

goodluck
D7000 (various lenses), E5 Render farm.
Posted: 03/21/2012, 12:28:37 PM
Chimeandsense
I have also found this problem, sometimes it's because the lens hasn't made the connections with the camera, so I just take the lens off and then replace it again. I do this before I even go out on a photo shoot I have also found that if I only use one point of focus for the auto focus the camera works a lot better. So I now have clear images with no blurring
Posted: 03/21/2012, 20:21:54 PM
Fairwayphotos
Was at the camera store today (looking towards full frame) and was told there is a firmware update for the D7000 that addresses some focuse issues. I will download this weekend and let you know if it's any help.

Jim
12-24 f4 as my main lenses. For golf tournaments I use a Nikon 18-20...
Posted: 03/22/2012, 19:33:17 PM
Mike2focus
Thanks Jim! But I ended up driving to Orlando yesterday and had the camera evaluated by the shop and they found it to be a manufacturer defect. They had no other D7000 so I opted for the D5100 and am completely thrilled with the images from this camera.

Kindest regards,
Mike
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh
Posted: 03/23/2012, 11:59:30 AM
Fairwayphotos
Good luck with it Mike, I have a good friend in Florida that uses the 5100 and loves it!
12-24 f4 as my main lenses. For golf tournaments I use a Nikon 18-20...
Posted: 03/23/2012, 18:37:44 PM