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Is Melville capable of fixing the D800 AF issues yet?

nmacavoy

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nmacavoy Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2009
Tue 23-Oct-12 06:28 PM

I'm one of those people who has been lurking on Nikonians for about 5 years without posting a thing. First off, I'd like to thank everyone for tremendous amount of useful info I've picked up here.

I'm posting now to add another datapoint to the D800 AF thread. I received my D800 in late June, hoping that the left AF issues were over. No such luck. I was pretty quickly able to confirm my body had the problem. I sent it in to Melville in mid July and received it back 5 weeks later. I paid for the shipping to Melville.

My 'fix' came back exactly as described in other posts. The left focus point was pretty good. But now the center focus required between +15 and +20 AF Fine tune with all of my lenses (about 6 I tried). And once I dialed that in, the left was out. I picked up a copy of Reikan FoCAL and after that gave very consistent results, confirming what I'd seen on my own. FoCAL is recommending values of +18, typically.

I called up Nikon service on Sunday. The woman on the phone looked up my previous service, and with no argument whatsoever said they would take it in for service again. I didn't need to submit any test images. This time they sent the prepaid mailer label. I dropped the body off at UPS this morning. I will post the results of the second attempt when I get it back.

-Neil

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