Does AF problem depend on lenses?

Started Jul 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Is it your AF target?

michaeladawson wrote:

Live View focus on the left and right is perfect and matches the center point. VF focus using left and right points is way off, backfocus is about 3 inches.

While Nikon do not mention phase detect outer AF points only read vertical detail on page 100 of the instructions, they do mention on page 47 LiveView may not perform well with vertical detail.

Central phase detect AF points read horizontal and vertical detail.

If your subject has poor vertical detail and good horizontal detail (camera in landscape position) you can get results like yours with any perfect LiveView body.

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