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| p.1 #10 · How many D800/E and D4 have the focus issue? |
Rob Galbraith posted these thoughts regarding the D4 on July 17th.
"All of the above assumes the use of lenses like the AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G, AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II, AF-S 400mm f/2.8G VR II and AF-S 200-400mm f/4G VR. What these all have in common is a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or slower. I've struggled to achieve the same level of autofocus performance with Nikon's f/1.4 lenses, including the AF-S 24mm f/1.4G, AF-S 50mm f/1.4G and AF-S 85mm f/1.4G. Even when the working aperture is f/2.8 and therefore shallower depth of field is not a factor."
I have the left focus issue with my D800E, more so with my 1.4 lens, 35/1.4, 50/1.4 & 85/1.4. I only checked my 1.4 lens as that was suggested by Thom's site. Over the next few weeks I'll check the 2.8's and 4.0. I purchased the D800E to replace my D3x or Canon 5DMKII since they offer the high res for landscapes.
It sounds like Nikon is not sure of the Official response yet but hopefully they'll come back with a solution officially for everyone. I came back to Nikon after 20 years with Canon, this is not IMO close to the messed up MKIII I had that would not focus on moving or stationary subjects and was inconsistent.