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Nikon repair center messed up my D800

icslowmo

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"RE: Nikon repair center messed up my D800"

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Fri 18-Jan-13 07:00 AM

I should have clarified that the main lens I have the most trouble with is my 50mm f/1.4G. As it seems it needs the most adjustment (-15 to -20) depending on lighting of course. This same lens had the same issues on my D7000 that I had before I traded that body in on my 70-200 VRII.... Should have kept the D7K for a back up.... The lens tends to be the least accurate of the bunch for me... But when it does nail focus, I love the IQ.... I guess I could be asking too much from a f/1.4 lens to track my moving child in in door house lighting.... But even for stills, it needs the most adjustment.

Now my 24-70 f/2.8 has a AF fine tune of -7 for the average. If I could tune both ends it would be -10 @ 24mm and -5 @ 70mm. So mine seems to have a little tighter swing compared to others maybe... I tend to use it more at 70mm and at 24mm the DOF tends to be enough to make up for the looser AF fine tune value.

Now my 70-200 VRII, I believe I have set for a -2 AF fine tune value. And seems to work well. I haven't really noticed much AF shift with this lens when zooming in or out.

I have a 85mm f/1.8G lens and I think I have it set to about -10. I don't use this lens as much as I thought I might, but is nice to have and I like the IQ I get with it. For portrait work, I tend to just use the 70-200 VRII @ f/2.8 and is more then sharp enough to cause moire'....

So in general, my D800E is over all back focused. So that is what I would send it in for (more then likely dropped off as I don't trust shipping everything to them) Yes I believe mine does show the left side AF concern, but in my use, I really don't notice it... So would like my lenses matched to the body and the body checked and fine tuned.

That is my full story.... Worth a try under warranty while I still can...

Chris

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