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      04-12-2017, 10:33 AM   #1
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so i got a colaborator card to check my focus and this is what I'm getting on my Nikon D7200 with the 35mm 1.8 lens...is all f'ed up

Can someone help me out here?

The focus target is the lower "D" in the center

The blurry photo - I use viewfinder (AFS-S) camera set on table

The photo thats more in focus...used Liveview
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what is your focus setting?
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so i got a colaborator card to check my focus and this is what I'm getting on my Nikon D7200 with the 35mm 1.8 lens...is all f'ed up

Can someone help me out here?

The focus target is the lower "D" in the center

The blurry photo - I use viewfinder (AFS-S) camera set on table

The photo thats more in focus...used Liveview
I'm a little lost. Did you use a single focus point for your top shot? You're not trying to shoot with auto focus points are you? Select ONE (your center) focus point and then focus on the D.
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I'm a little lost. Did you use a single focus point for your top shot? You're not trying to shoot with auto focus points are you? Select ONE (your center) focus point and then focus on the D.
Yup, judging from the first pic, the camera locked in on the leftmost focus points.
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Yup, judging from the first pic, the camera locked in on the leftmost focus point.
If so, that's user error, not the camera nor the lens.
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Pls read my post

I sold the camera...focus has been off from day 1. I could get it recalibrated but wanted something else anyways
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Does the lens have a history of focusing issues? I'm a Canon guy but I know that the first gen 24-70 f/2 L lens has a batch that suffers from back focusing issues.

EDIT: Found this: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3505074

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