Mine actually front-focuses and is nowhere near as good as the 1Ds Mark XXXIX. Unfortunately, I'm sure the 'spattering' of troll posts that we currently have here will increase dramatically over the next few months.
I've had a look at that banded image from the D3 you've claimed. I think there is something deeply suspicious about it. Was there perchance a set of iron railings between you and the subject? The empty can of Hammerite paint at the bottom of the frame kind of gives the game away.
>>My D3 has backfocus! >> >> >>Just wanted to be the first to post it. > >More information, guys -- I'm no longer sure my D3 has >backfocus problems. It focuses fine with some of my lenses. > >But it has a lot of backfocus with my 400/2.8 VR and 600/4 >VR lenses. It might be these lenses instead of the body.
This is a known issue which has been addressed on many forums. You have to make sure that your D3 body and the lenses have been manufactured in the same country as back focus intensity is proportional to distance between manufacturing sites.
I can't get the teleport function to work on my D3.
I went to the shooting setup menu , set function tp="on", attached the new 135mm teleport lens, stood in front of the camera, used the infrared remote to trigger the shutter but I am still in my lounge room!!
Are you listening Nikon. This is just unacceptable!
Your backfocus issue is probably a matter of poor technique rather than the camera. I've tracked more than 1000 postings of back focus with the D3 and have yet to see a single case supported with proper technique and an appropriate test target.
If you look closely at the EXIF, you'll see the User Error message highlighted. This is a new bit of information in the D3 that is displayed on every photo that does not have perfect technique. I actually think it is hard coded.
While reading this article I was laughing so hard, that I totally forgot my lovely wife sitting on the sofa behind me when I slipped and said to myself: I need to get that D3, regardless of it's cost and any issues it may have.
Next thing I remember was a BIG SLAP on the back of my head! I think my wife just cured and healed me out of any future backfocus problems I could've experience with the D3.
Guys, I tried to update the D3 with the new firmware; but how do you "unzip" the file. Besides the thing is written in Chinese which should help when I visit that country in the next century. I've found that I can get perfect focus if I bolt the camera on the 100lb large format compatible tripod and use the infrared shutter release. This might be a problem trying to photograph football games. Thebeav
Can anybody tell me how the "whisper" mode works on the voice control. I have to keep yelling to my camera to get it to work. The manual reads on page 344: "In case of noise environments Nikon recommends to switch whisper mode off in order for the voice control not to pick up too much ambient noise. For silent environments the whisper mode offers full voice control without disturbing the environment."
I'm having trouble understanding the manual for the EN-EL99a. It says don't leave charger connected to the power grid for longer than 6 days. Well, I did. Not only am I in financial ruin from the high cost of utility bills but the rubber started peeling off the body already and now my D3 only operates on impulse power. The F5 and D2 bodies never had problems like this.
Not to worry about back focus problems. I have a D4 prototype and the problems have been resolved. And, the D4 comes with F type replaceable viewfinders, and displays images not through an LCD on the back of the camera, but in the front of the user by 3-d laser driven holographic imaging technology. And you can use the laser to warm your coffee or to irritate the canon user standing next to you.