D7100 Back focus should I be concerned?

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Questions thread
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Joeseph Corey
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D7100 Back focus should I be concerned?
Apr 29, 2014

I recently purchased a 2nd D7100 and 18-140mm combo. I previously owned a D70, D90, and D3100. I have been very disappointed as most of my pictures are very soft. I've noticed in Capture NX2 when I click "show focus point", all of the points shown are out of focus.

I set the camera up and did some tests comparing live view vs viewfinder and confirmed there's a slight back focus. After several trial shots, I think I have it dialed in just about right with +5.

I am within the return policy and am trying to decide if I should exchange it for another body or just live with it?

Straight out of camera, converted to jpg from raw. The focus points are along the carrier deck.

 Joeseph Corey's gear list:Joeseph Corey's gear list
Nikon D610 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR
Nikon D3100 Nikon D70 Nikon D7100 Nikon D90
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