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James R wrote:
Not sure what you mean. Does it routinely miss focus? Or is it slow to focus? Have you ruled out calibration issues with the lenses?
No camera manufacturer has a 100% QC. I shot Leica for years and there were complaints about QC issue with those expensive cameras. To my knowledge, the D4 has been relatively problem free compared to other new Nikon releases, such as the D600, D800, and D3. The OC on the D3s was pretty good.
I also previously suggested that the OP be a little more specific with the problem he's having. Saying its nit sharp at f5.6 isn't really helping. Is he saying its just producing sharp images? Is he saying its missing focus but can produce sharp images under controlled conditions?
Missing focus, that's one thing. Taking a shot of a still object on a table, with the camera in a fixed position and using live view and the images are still not sharp, well that's another thing.
We dot have enough info to go on to suggest its either an AF micro adjustment issue with a lens he's using, or if his AF system is faulty or if he's not using the AF system correctly. My guess is its not the latter since he's been using cameras before I was alive, but I know my D4 is the mutts nuts at focusing and I've only been using cameras properly for a few years.
I previously stated that sometimes it feels like cheating when I use the D4, and I meant it. I find hitting focus very easy, but totally agree that you need to understand the AF options and use the most appropriate type.
These are all D4. Focus was exactly where I told it to be. Sharp enough for you OP?
DSC_2776_01 by ct8282, on Flickr
Assignment 3 (42) by ct8282, on Flickr
DSC_1974 by ct8282, on Flickr
My guess is you've got a pup if you really can't achieve sharp focus, I completely agree 100% with other previous comments that your expectations are unrealistic when talking about electronic products. Regardless of the price you will always have items that are faulty.
I work for a manufacturing company and we produce almost 1 million products a year. Our QC is the absolute best in the business, proven, but we still see around a 2% return of products which become defective within the first year. Electronic items unfortunately have the potential to fail and you have to remember that many of the parts that make up your D4 are supplied by other component manufacturers. Whilst those parts may pass initial test and inspect processes once your camera is built, they may have an underlying issue that surfaces once the camera hits the consumer.
Anyway, I hope you get the situation sorted because its an incredible camera. The 1Dx is too however.