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How to get sharp pics with the D800?

MotoMannequin

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"RE: How to get sharp pics with the D800?"

MotoMannequin Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Registered since 11th Jan 2006
Wed 25-Apr-12 09:35 PM

>>Could be related to this issue/s???
>>http://blog.mingthein.com/2012/04/05/and-the-nikon-d800-autofocus-saga-continues-with-some-comments-on-specific-lens-performance/
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>What do others think of this?

The camera has 2 independent AF modes, phase detect (traditional) AF and contrast detect (live view) AF.
If you suspect a problem with the phase-detect AF then put the camera on a tripod and use Live Vew AF. Live View will always give more consistent focus, because phase detect sacrifices accuracy for speed, but if traditional AF is consistently off and live view is consistently on, across a wide range of lenses, then there's probably something wrong with the phase detect AF, most likely the mirror stop is not set correctly.


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