AF adjustment on d5500 – experience sharing

Started Jul 7, 2016 | Discussions thread
CaMeRa QuEsT Regular Member • Posts: 382
Re: Drill baby, drill!

Well, you're all set and good to go with Henry's then!  I've also bought some used Nikon stuff from them from their eBay store, best prices around as they're always willing to negotiate!

My history with Nikon bodies, both new (both Nikon USA authorized and gray) and refurbished, has been 100% reliable and well calibrated CAM1000 (D3*00 x 4) and CAM3500 (D7*00 x 3) AF modules, 100% unreliable and/or badly calibrated CAM4800 (D5*00 x 3) AF modules.  Don't know if it's bad luck or something else, but I'll be a happy camper when I verify that my D5500 does finally AFs correctly.

All Nikon DSLRs use 3 screws for AF module adjustment, the difference between bodies lies in how difficult Nikon has made it to access them.  Most of the modern consumer bodies need to have the whole front fascia removed to gain access, while the enthusiast bodies only need the bottom of the body removed.  The D5500 should have been the easiest to reach thanks to the designed-in access panel, but by only providing 2 access holes instead of 3, they ended up making a half arsed job there.

Good luck with your purchase!

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Nikon D5500 Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II Nikon AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR +23 more
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