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Left Focus Issue....Still?

JimH

Easton, US
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"RE: Left Focus Issue....Still?"

JimH Silver Member Charter Member
Tue 26-Mar-13 07:39 PM | edited Wed 27-Mar-13 11:06 PM by JimH

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Two or three days ago, I put the 24-70mm F/2.8 on the 800E and duplicatied the test as it was done with the first body I had recieved. I was hesitant to see the results, but fortunately, as with the 85mm F/1.4 the results were good. I certainly didn't see the issue like I had with the first body. PD focus and CD focus were the same on the center left and right focus points. I'm fairly confident now that the second body I recieved from B&H doesn't have the dreaded left focus issue. So there are good bodies out there in the supply chain. Again, FWIW, the serial number is some 3,700 units higher than the first body I had.

What I did notice from the test is that the 85mm F/1.4 is alot sharper than the 24-70mm F/2.8 wide open. So much so that I was concerned enough to go out the next day with the 24-70mm and photograph a sceen that I had previously shot with the 85mm @ F/8 a few days before, with the 24-70 stopped down to F/8 I was hard pressed to see any real difference in sharpness between the two images. That was a relief as well.

Sorry I didn't respond to your reply sooner.
Jim H

Edited to Add. 3/27/13

OK... Ignore the first paragraph. I was doing some comparison testing on my 24-70mm F/2.8 with the 800E. While I was at it I checked the left focus point again. Unfortunately it is not right on the money like I previously thought. Looks like it's back focusing possibly two feet. This evening I'll do some more testing. I'm going to see how my D3s does as well. I'll report back later. I know this topic has been well discussed many times, but it think to most of the D800E owners here, it is a serious issue that might be worth beating to death.

Jim H.

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