D3x AF problem....Suggestions?

Started Mar 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
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D3x AF problem....Suggestions?
Mar 23, 2011

Almost impossible to believe my new D3x I had on order for 2 months and I received last Thursday appears to have an AF problem. Indoor testing on the weekend and outdoor testing on Monday confirmed an inconsistent focus. Resetting the cam to default, removing and replacing the battery, different lenses, AF fine tune, did not seem to improve matters. Usually it may be a simple task just to exchange the body for another but with the current situation there are no other D3x bodies available. I realize this limits me to sending a new body to Nikon repair for a solution. BTW I own a D700 and a D3s that function normally.

Question…. Does anyone have any alternative suggestions? Am I possibly missing something? Here are 2 horrible (but illustrative) examples (crops)from the other evening with the focus points on the ugly lantern (not consecutive images) the cam being mounted on sturdy tripod:

Thanks for any help....Bob

In focus:

OOF:

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