Backfocus problems need to be fixed by Nikon?

Started Sep 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Reilly Diefenbach
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Re: Said it wrong
In reply to nfpotter, Sep 12, 2012

Potter is correct. The shooting of tiny slanted targets is a one way ticket to the funny farm. Don't go where so many have slid down the slippery slope into terminal tweakery. This is a consumer camera with a good basic lens, not an artificial intelligence machine.

Print out the test chart here:
http://www.graphics.cornell.edu/~westin/misc/ISO_12233-reschart.pdf

and tape it to the fridge and put the camera on a tripod with remote, using autofocus. Compare manually focused with magnified live view to autofocus at 200% in ViewNX. Try it handheld with a high enough shutter speed. If the camera passes this test, then go out and take photos, lots of them. If the lens isn't consistent, then get a better one.

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