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Is it just my bad luck, or, Does the D800 still not foc...

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"RE: Is it just my bad luck, or, Does the D800 still not focus?"

daddyo1973 Registered since 25th Sep 2012
Tue 01-Jan-13 02:05 PM

Paul,

FoCal is a great tool but like Brian says it creates a whole new category for us to worry about.

My $0.02...

Center AF points and center frame sharpness should be the best. Outer AF points and edges of the frame simply will not be as good, but on a high precision machine they do need to be repeatable and perform at an acceptable level.

Lock the camera down and shoot some real world images with your favorite lens. Review your test data from your FoCal reports and see what those numbers actually look like on screen. Try contrast and phase detect focus, try AF-C and AF-S modes as well.

I have FoCal as well and used it on my D800, its a useful tool but when I take my camera out I'm not shooting test charts.

Good luck, let us know what you find.





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