Sat 28-Jul-12 02:29 AM | edited Sat 28-Jul-12 03:36 AM by ljordan316
OK guys, I have finished the first round of FoCal testing using the 24-70mm f/2.8 at 50mm with my D800 and new D800E (just out of the box this afternoon) side by side.
I did the following with both: 1. AF fine tuning first 2. Aperture sharpness test 3. AF consistency test 4. Multi point sensor test
Nikon did one of the following with my D800E: 1. They saw my ravings on Nikonians and made darn sure they sent me an incredible copy 2. They have significantly improved the AF sensors and their tuning since they fixed my D800 3. The D800E is actually a higher quality machine than anyone is telling you
My results using the exact same camera settings, lens, lighting and distance to target are showing about a 50-70% higher quality of focus for the E in the multi point test for all sensors and the same in the aperture sharpness tests at specific apertures for the center sensor. At f/22 the sharpness of the E is higher than at any aperture on the D800.
Nikon hit a home run with this baby!
Glad I bought the D800E and FoCal to test it. This is eye opening!