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85mm f1.4G with D800

Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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"RE: 85mm f1.4G with D800"

Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Tue 31-Jul-12 11:21 PM

If it makes you feel any better I am struggling with this same combination.

I now have tried it on a D4, and am not having problems, at least so far.

I've tuned, retuned, set back to zero. I go out and shoot people outside, sometimes they are perfect, othertimes they are back and front focused like crazy. I can't find any pattern -- doesn't seem to be just those shot with the left focus.

I need some more practice with the D4 to really eliminate technique as a problem. I am sure some of it is technique with that very thin DOF.

But I'm no longer convinced it is just technique. I am even starting to wonder if I have a bad 85, but I can't reproduce anything reliable enough to feel confident.

And oh by the way, my left side focus is about 2-3x as bad on the 85 as it is on a 14-24.

I'm thinking to get my D800 back and see if they can fine tune the left side, then see what it is like - if no better, and still good on the D4, then the 85 goes back.

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