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DSC D700 Focus Problem

Some reviews found that the optical viewfinder of DSC D700 has problem. We cannot check if the view is in focus or not. Can we use the dipotic adjustment dial to solve the problem?

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The dioptic is for the vision-impaired operator, and does not affect the photo's focus in any way. Adjust the Dioptor so that the green numbers in the view finder are in focus. With this adjusted I have not seen any problems with the view finder.

Posted on Sep 08, 2005

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Yes, many people can use the diopter control to fix the manual focus set-up. Others have had to send the camera back to Sony for internal adjustments.

Posted on Sep 08, 2005

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