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| p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · D800 focusing problem or as Johnny Gross's dad used to say... |
M Lucca wrote:
Saying stuff like "sux" or "gotta" might have less effect as something say "disappointed" or "frustrated" or "management review" and here's the one that gets companies to look at "customer dissatisfaction". Well unless if you are Apple.
D800 has more than just focus issues, it has the green tint LCD and odd AWB quirks.
I don't remember the d700 has had so much problems. Is this because of the location where it is made? Hmm...
I think you'll find that the new batches of D800/E do not have any of the issues that may have affected a few of the earlier batches.
I had a D800 since May 2012, from the first batches, and it did have the far left focus issue but only with my 85mm f1.4G and only at apertures under f2.8 and only with distant subject matter. Did it bother me? No, as I rarely use the outer most focus point on the 85mm f1.4G at distance. However, I did end up getting Nikon to "fix" it and it now only does it very occassionally and not enough to cause me any concern.
The left AF "issue" never affected any of my other lenses whatsoever, 16-35 f4 VR, 14-24 f2.8, 35 f1.4G, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 105 f2.8 micro, 300 f2.8 VRII, 500 f4 VR and if it were to be a concern then it would definitely be an issue when birding as any misfocus is glaringly obvious.
My D800 never had any other of these so called "issues" ie no AWB issues and no green tint issues, it was faultless in every other regard.
However, I have since purchased a D800E but only because I wanted that slight extra resolution advantage for birding etc and to make post processing easier due to less/no sharpening required. This new D800E is absolutely faultless, no left AF issue whatsoever, every lens I have tried so far is spot on for AF fine tune, no green tint (not that my first D800 had green tint either) and even the AF seems to be a tad snappier as a seat of the pants thought.
It would seem as though Nikon has sorted out the left AF issue with the latest batches of D800/E's as it seems as though there are a lot less/no complaints from batches made recently, ie not the refurbs or old stock being sold on.