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IndyGeoff

Greenwood, US
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IndyGeoff Registered since 03rd Jul 2007
Mon 24-Sep-12 07:57 PM | edited Tue 25-Sep-12 07:43 PM by ericbowles

wellllllllllll, I thought I had a winner but it looks like strike #3 on the D800E

Here is a link to a test I just ran. I thought I was OK and stopped test shooting right after I got it, but noticed in some of my sports shots a problem, so tested again.

I taped newspaper to my garage door - set my lens to F3 - ISO 100 - Shutter was 1/4000th - shutter lockup used on a tripod (though at 1/4000th and f50 I dont think it mattered)- I took 3 shots at each of teh 3 focus points - reracking focus between shots and kept the best looking of the three.

The left and right focus points are (in my opinion) terrible. left seems worse

I think I may be done with the D800 line of camera for the rest of the year and possibly forever. Strike 3 usually means you are out.

I would be happy to hear what I did wrong and how that wrongness made the images look so bad. PLEASE tell me I messed up as I would rather keep the camera because the photos are spectacular compared to my D90. ;- )

The file sizes are large due to side by side comparisons of the 3 points. Goto original size to make a judgement on my complaint please.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36026557@N05/sets/72157631614417650/

I am so very disappointed.


edit to add SN 3005xxx

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