Cleaning and maintaining your camera??? AF is not as snappy, fast and accurate


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I have regularly cleaned my sesors and my lenses. Still I have recently noticed that my AF is not as snappy, fast and accurate as it used to be....
 

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I have regularly cleaned my sensor and my lenses. Still I have noticed that my AF is not as snappy, fast and accurate as it used to be. Clearly, I got great results but my Nikon D3 started to be inaccurate and often misses the subject. It used to be more accurate. The lenses are clean. What should I do? (Please don't tell me to buy the new D4! LOL :)
 

Octarine

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Main sensor is not used for AF. And cleaning lenses is also useless if the AF motor is affected. I suggested to pack your gear and bring it to Nikon Service Center. Apart from that: nothing is more inaccurate as human senses :)
 

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haring said:
I have regularly cleaned my sensor and my lenses. Still I have noticed that my AF is not as snappy, fast and accurate as it used to be. Clearly, I got great results but my Nikon D3 started to be inaccurate and often misses the subject. It used to be more accurate. The lenses are clean. What should I do? (Please don't tell me to buy the new D4! LOL :)
Could be your af sensor is dirty.

Also a couple of my friends with d3 have the same problem after a couple years of use. One of them broight it in and the af sensor needs to replaced...
 

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Main sensor is not used for AF. And cleaning lenses is also useless if the AF motor is affected. I suggested to pack your gear and bring it to Nikon Service Center. Apart from that: nothing is more inaccurate as human senses :)
LOL! I agree!!!! :)
 

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Could be your af sensor is dirty.

Also a couple of my friends with d3 have the same problem after a couple years of use. One of them broight it in and the af sensor needs to replaced...
No good news! I will send it! :(
 

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Main sensor is not used for AF. And cleaning lenses is also useless if the AF motor is affected. I suggested to pack your gear and bring it to Nikon Service Center. Apart from that: nothing is more inaccurate as human senses :)
I have to agree! The problem is that I have to send everything to a service center. It takes for a while to get them back. I wish I could somehow tell whether they really need to be serviced and sent away for weeks while I am without a back up camera...
 

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