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Lines View finder when focusing

I have had this D70 since November and am just now noticing this or something has gone awry. I now see a little line from the focus point in the viewfinder that extends to the closest side of the viewfinder when I press the button down half way to engage the auto focus. Its just one small little hair sized line almost like its connecting that little square that indicates what area will be in focus to the perimeter of the view finder. Am I going insane, has it always been there, or do I need to send it in for service? I am already running 2.0 firmaware and have for months but never saw this before.

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It's perfectly normal as described in the manual on the bottom of page 8.

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