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Anyone Purchase a D800/D800e in the last 60 days?

airlaw

Seattle, US
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airlaw Gold Member Nikonian since 23rd Sep 2002
Mon 28-Jan-13 04:52 PM

If you have purchased the D800 or D800e in the last 60 days, please tell us about the left focus issue. Do you have it?

Kit

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OldITGeek

Mississauga, CA
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#1. "RE: Anyone Purchase a D800/D800e in the last 60 days?" | In response to Reply # 0

OldITGeek Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jul 2011
Tue 29-Jan-13 12:08 AM

Bought a D800E las weekend.
Ser no. 5002xxx

Have not official tested it, don't know how.

But not seeing any issues with focussing on left side.

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backpacker24

Nevada, US
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#2. "RE: Anyone Purchase a D800/D800e in the last 60 days?" | In response to Reply # 0

backpacker24 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Dec 2003
Tue 29-Jan-13 12:34 AM

No problem with mine.

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kamputty

Santa Cruz, US
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#3. "RE: Anyone Purchase a D800/D800e in the last 60 days?" | In response to Reply # 1

kamputty Registered since 04th Jan 2007
Tue 29-Jan-13 01:25 AM


#1. put camera on tripod
#2. Use the widest fasted lens you have (ie. 24/2.8 etc)
#3. Point to something like a brickwall etc
#4. Using the viewfinder, move the focus to the desired test focus point
#5. Change to Live view, the focus point will be the same
#6. Take photo using live view using live view auto focus
#7. Change to view finder, focus on same spot (should be there already) using view finder auto focus, take photo
#8. compare the two photos. Should be mostly the same. Viola!
#9. Repeat for other focus points.

I did this very thing with all 51 points to show Nikon that I did indeed mess up my Nikon when i dropped it.

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ttoolan

Sacramento, US
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#4. "RE: Anyone Purchase a D800/D800e in the last 60 days?" | In response to Reply # 0

ttoolan Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Jul 2004
Tue 29-Jan-13 05:48 AM

Bought my D800E before Christmas and I don't have any problems. Serial # 3010XXX

Tom
D800E, D3, D200, D70, F6, F3/T, F2AS, FM2N


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gvk

Mystic, US
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gvk Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2006
Tue 29-Jan-13 12:05 PM

No problems with another recently purchased D800E, SN 301xxxx.

Gerry

jdh8

Buckley, US
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jdh8 Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2007
Tue 29-Jan-13 07:41 PM | edited Tue 29-Jan-13 07:41 PM by jdh8

I received my D800E 5 days ago, SER# 300XXXX, no "left side" focus issues.

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airlaw

Seattle, US
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#7. "RE: Anyone Purchase a D800/D800e in the last 60 days?" | In response to Reply # 6

airlaw Gold Member Nikonian since 23rd Sep 2002
Thu 31-Jan-13 09:35 AM

Thanks to all of you who stepped up with information on your new camera. Maybe Nikon has solved the QC problem.i'd like to continue hearing from new 800/800e owners.

Thanks again

Kit

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b702sc

US
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b702sc Registered since 23rd Dec 2012
Sun 03-Feb-13 11:44 AM

I picked up a D800 in mid-December and I am very pleased. No left focusing issue that I note. I am still learning all of the capabilities, but this camera appears rock solid and I am pretty picky. Unlike the ill-fated D600, Nikon appears to be shipping a decent D800.

I took the D800 to a museum the other day that had a thing against flash photography. No problem. I took many photos on a tripod. The lighting did not really matter. I moved the focus point all over the map. Of the 80 shots or so, I came away with one that looked soft and I believe it was some diffraction because of shooting at F/11.

leonardevens

US
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#9. "RE: Anyone Purchase a D800/D800e in the last 60 days?" | In response to Reply # 0

leonardevens Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2011
Mon 04-Feb-13 08:21 PM

I purchased my D800 about two weeks ago. I followed Thom Hogan's directions to check to see if I had the problem. It is possible there was a slight difference, but all the views were very close. I'm pretty sure I don't have the problem as Thom describes it.

Leonard Evens
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Leonard62

Pa, US
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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Mon 04-Feb-13 11:27 PM


My D800 was delivered February 1st from a New York super store. Serial # 304xxxx. No focusing issues.

Len

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