Do Nikon digital back focusing problems exist?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by dayton_p._strickland|1, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. I haven't used a Nikon digital camera since owning a D100 and D70 and never
    had problems with back focusing, but since switching to Canon it seems to be a
    problem had by myself and many others and resolved only by sending in both
    cameras and lenses for calibration. Is Nikon free of this problem? A search of
    the archieves didn't bring up anything definitive. With the D200 on the market
    and improvements to the D2X, I am thinking seriously about switching back. As
    good as Canon is reliability is more of an issue to me. By the way, I shoot
    with two Canon 20D's and 16-35/2.8L, 50/1.4 and 70-200/2.8L IS lenses. I hear
    the same problems exist with the EOS 1DMKIIN cameras. Input please. Thanks.
  2. I just got D200 (from a D100) and it is a GREAT camera. Couldn't be happier with it. AF
    and Manual Focus work extremely well.
  3. I can remember some folks talking about it here in the early days of the D70. Don't hear
    anything about it now. I never had a problem with it on the D70, D70s, or my D200. And, I've
    never heard anything regarding back focus with the D2X.
  4. It can crop up in any digital camera at any time. It's happened to D70 and D1X of mine, as well as my assistant's 5D. There's no specific reason or cause -- just wear and tear.
  5. Rich, on my Canons it started from the get-go which is what I gather from most
    folks and according to a post on today's Canon forum Canon Service says it's
    not just the camera body alone but a combination of camera and lens. All I
    know is it is very, very frustrating. I appreciate your input. I don't want to be
    switching (the cost would be silly) if I am going to land in the same leaky boat.
  6. I'm pretty sure it's a combination of the lens and camera on both systems.

    But now that you mention it, I don't remember seeing many back/front focus issues much on the Nikon forum. It happens, mind you.

    so far on my pair of D200s I have 1 lens that backfocuses. It's a sigma, and I'm pretty sure it was defunct from the day I got it. It is definetly the lens, as it does it nearly 100% of the time, on both bodies. None of my other sigma and Nikon lenses have any trouble.

    Aaron Lee

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