Thanks for the tips but I dont think that was the case. The camera definitely has left focus issues.
I decided to send the 800E back to B&H for an exchange. I'm thinking my chances are around 50-50 or less, that I'll recieve an 800E back that doesn't have the left focue issue. Hopefully I'm wrong but I'm just not that optimistic.
I'm bummed out that I had to send the camera back, though I should recieve the replacement by the beginning of next week. On a good note, I just recieved my new 85mm 1.4G that was on back order for a short period from B&H. I'll have to put it on my out dated D3s and play with that for a while until the replacement 800E arrives.
By the way, I took your advise from a previous post and ordered the RRS L-plate that is for use on the 800E with out the MD-12 grip. It is more stable on a tripod in that configuration.
Happy Trails Jim H.
"Things are'nt always quite as cherry, as they first seem"