What do to when Nikon cannot fix a focusing problem? D5100

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
johnbachel Regular Member • Posts: 436
Re: What do to when Nikon cannot fix a focusing problem? D5100

I just bought a D7000 that had severe back focus - my calibration software (Reikan FoCal) said the adjustment required was  -35 (-20 is the max).  In the end, because I'm impatient, I did this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfxz-Z_uEfU

(It's not for the faint of heart, since you have to use an allen key within an inch of the exposed sensor)

For me the solution worked - I can now calibrate my lens within the normal adjustment range, and images look great.   But I have big questions about Nikon's quality control, since there have been many complaints on discussion boards like this one.

 johnbachel's gear list:johnbachel's gear list
Nikon D600 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
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