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Did D800E ever have left focus problem?

LuisGonzalezLT

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LuisGonzalezLT Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Nov 2005
Thu 21-Feb-13 11:27 PM

Before sending it back to Nikon for round two I decided to run several lenses through the focus point test routine, even though it takes me about an hour each time.

Nikon 200/2 VR
Every focus point was spot-on. Really, spot-on.

Nikon 24-70/2.8 (at 35mm)
Almost every focus point was spot-on. The ones that were not were not off by much at all.

Sigma 35/1.4 ( the new lens )
This one had the most trouble with almost the entire center vertical strip of focus points being pretty far off. There was one other one left of bottom-center that was pretty far off. The other focus points were hit and miss, some were spot-on, some were close.

My verdict is that the camera is fine and that the lens plays a huge role in how well the lens+body AF system actually works.

So instead of sending the D800E back to Nikon I'm now considering sending the 35mm to Sigma.



Luis Gonzalez
Everlasting Photography, Inc.

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