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yunjo

Portland, US
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yunjo Registered since 06th Jul 2008
Sat 14-Apr-12 05:26 PM

Out shooting with the D800 this AM and I noticed the AF was hunting around when using some of the peripheral focus points but locked right on when I was using the focus points near the center. Lens on the camera at the time was the 14-24 2.8. Would I be correct to think that the focus issue was due to the bulbous curvature of the lens and that with the 36MP sensor, the D800 was able to pick up on the distortion/curvature of the lens at the periphery thus the focus hunting? Haven't seen that as a problem on my 24-70.

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DAJolley

US
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#1. "RE: D800 focus hunting..." | In response to Reply # 0

DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Sat 14-Apr-12 05:38 PM

This is a highly discussed subject on DPReview and has also been noted by Lloyd Chambers. Seems to be most prevalent with fast wide angle lenses like the 24mm f1.4.
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yunjo

Portland, US
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#2. "RE: D800 focus hunting..." | In response to Reply # 1

yunjo Registered since 06th Jul 2008
Sat 14-Apr-12 06:48 PM

>This is a highly discussed subject on DPReview and has also
>been noted by Lloyd Chambers. Seems to be most prevalent with
>fast wide angle lenses like the 24mm f1.4.
>Dave Jolley


Thanks for the info. I'll have to check it out. If anyone else has had this issue or has a solution, please let me know.

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