Nikon F4 - AF light is not focusing properly

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by dugrant153, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. dugrant153

    dugrant153 Member

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    How do I know? Well, I have a G2 screen for my Nikon F4s. When I focus with the G2 screen (or even with the regular B screen) and can tell by MY eyes that the focus is where it should be, I find my Nikon F4s's green light to be off. That is, when an image is truly in focus, the F4 has the red triangle showing. When I compensate for AF lights and make it in focus according to my F4's AF (that is, get a green light indicator), the image I see from the viewfinder is actually off just a tad.

    Curious if anyone knows if this is a problem I can somehow fix? And if so, how? I'm tempted to send it to Nikon Canada but I'm not sure if they'll repair my stuff. If anyone has any suggestions, that'd be great!
     
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    The AF is out of adjustment; it'll need serviced. Its adjusted with software that plugs into the gold contacts inside the camera back...you cannot do it yourself.

    Before sending it off, have you taken photos to be sure the focus screen is correct?
     
  3. dugrant153

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    So just an update on this... I used an air blower and did a mirror lock-up so I could see the AF sensor. I blew air into the mirror chamber to blow out anything that might be fouling the AF. Now, the AF is accurate and working again! I guess it must've been some dirt on the AF sensor. Crazy how sensitive it can be!