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Yep I know. I will probably end up with at least one 5d3, but I am still waiting until the price comes down to sub-obscenity.
A particularly dissatisfying situation with the Nikon comes to mind: One day I was second shooting in December, and we were indoors in, say, ISO3200 f/1.8 1/100 sec lighting on average. I was shooting with Canon 5d2 + 85L and Nikon D800 + 35 f/1.4g, neither one had a flash mounted...and the D800 kept misfocusing, over and over and over...while the Canon kept nailing focus over and over...at like f/1.4ish on both counts. And as I was reviewing the Nikon images on the LCD, I was seeing all the OOF images...and I decided, **** this, I'm putting away the Nikon and going with 35L and 85L...and it was like old times, I knew the behaviors of the lenses and they were pretty accurate for me. And if I really wanted a critically in focus shot and could stand still for a minute, I turned on live view for focus and it was quick and relatively responsive as always...
....But the moral to that story is that the D800 was failing me when the 5d2s were not, and this was part of the de-moralization of my Nikon experience.
That's totally weird.
My experience is that in very dark situations, even Canon's 5D III can not focus well. It hunts like crazy with 35mm or whatever lens you throw into it. But D700 nails it pretty much each time easily.
The reason is that Nikon AF illumination light helps a lot. Canon's AF assistant is useless in extreme dark conditions.
I heard that D800 AF is even better than D700.
Did you accidentally switch the D800 servo-mode to "C" mode?