Nikon F100 center AF spot problem

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by okto, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. okto

    okto Member

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    My F100's center focus spot seems to be nearly blind. I have started noticing many situations in which one of the outer sensors (usually the right or left ones) can lock focus easily, but the center sensor, when placed over the exact same part of the scene, will hunt several times and sometimes refuse to lock focus at all.

    I've tested this with nice, high-contrast (of both brightness and focus depth) targets, in all kinds of lighting, and the behavior seems to be consistent. I have tested it with a 20-35/2.8 AF-D and a 50/1.4 AF with the same results, as well as a manual-focus 300/4.5 Ai lens—so it's definitely the body.

    Is this a known issue? Can it be calibrated somehow, or is this indicative of a failing autofocus sensor module?
     
  2. Chris Nielsen

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    I had same problem with a Nikon d***** body brand new out of the box. Turned out the AF sensor was dusty apparently.
     
  3. F/1.4

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    It's common for junk to get down into the AF area, it's pretty easy to clean up.
     
  4. okto

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    It worked! A Q-tip and some Windex and she's right as rain! Thanks for the help, y'all!