I'm pleased to report that it appears as though my new D800e is not suffering from the dreaded left-focus calibration issue.
I tested using both a 24-70mm and a 35mm F/1.4. I also conducted some less than scientific focus tests on a brick wall and on my co-worker's eye (yes, that sounds bad, doesn't it, lol).
As others have stated, the outer focus points aren't as tack-sharp as the center, which is to be expected. But I didn’t see anything major that would indicate a glaring focus misalignment.
I haven't traditionally fine-tuned the focus on my lenses, but wondering if this is now necessary given the 36MP? Curious what others have done?
Overall, the D800e looks like a fine machine. My 4G memory cards are probably going to need to be replaced and my Epson P-3000 Multimedia Viewer doesn't have firmware to support the newer D800e NEFs, but those are minor issues.
Now I just need to get this baby into the field for some real-world testing.