I don't wish to bash any particular camera model, however my headache is my D7100. (I was informed several users gave up, and/or moved on to something else, in a previous thread. My intent is to pool as much info from all members, so it could be a help thread for many to come.
I tried outdoor tripod mounting & compared Live View vs VF focus. At the near edge of infinity focus was marginally close. (!6-85VR/V1.) At approx, 60 feed distance AF fine tune values almost seemed to be in one inch increments.
Inside, with non scientific variables, my 16-85 & my Tokina 12-24/f4 really fell short of focusing on my 8 feet distance (I indulge in "home theater" & my flat panel is almost a perfect distance of 8 feet from m "Maxell Man" seat.
Both lenses in auto mode, focused to approx, 5-6 feet. On my wide lens, I had to fine tune it to +10, & the 16-85 to +6. I realize I have to confirm in real world, outdoor tests.
What buggers me...."Why the heck do I have to mess with this & still feel uncomfortable with a camera that has been somewhat problematic, right out of the box. (I suppose that what I get with a silver box, 90 day warranty Nikon.
I can always manual focus & use the confirmation dot at the distance closest to infinity.
Please chime in. I'm somewhat home bound, nursing a bad tooth, hopefully getting pulled tomorrow.
"Do you hear this Nikon? If I send my D7100 back & you get a 100% credit, I'll pony up the difference towards a mid range FX Body." I'm not going to screw someone else selling it only to drop $2K on a more expensive can of worms.