My partner got D800e. Serial 30104XX. this is Dec 15th 2012 from b&h.
not sure if the dreaded autofocus issue is present or not.
I could not detect any difference when focusing in live view with the center point vs the left one on the same subject with a tripod)
However, we do not have hi resolution autofocus lens at 28mm or below.
So not sure if I can definitely detect it.
I found the camera's selection of iso/shutter/aperture combos in indoor lighting with SB 910 or without -- somewhat confusing.
For example in auto-iso mode the camera always bumps up the iso (up to the highest it had configured in the menu (6400) ) -- rather than increasing flash output or opening up the aperture.
This the first Nikon dslr that I had tried (and the lens is 2002 Nikon 50mm AF) -- not the latest ones.
So may be my expectations of the program mode are off. Also not sure if I would be seeing different behavior if I would have used newer lenses.
does anybody have the 'typical cheat sheet' of setting adjustments' that one would make right after getting the camera?
#1. "RE: new D800E" | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 23-Dec-12 08:48 PM
It is generally agreed that the combination of Auto ISO and flash is not a good one to use - because the camera meters for the ambient light and may raise the ISO when you don't really want it to. I always turn Auto ISO off when using the built-in flash or a Speedlight.
#2. "RE: new D800E" | In response to Reply # 0Craig Bennett Registered since 28th Oct 2012Mon 24-Dec-12 04:03 AM
Your serial number is much later than mine, both with range: 30065xx and I just got my last one on 12/21/2012. Both of mine are suppose to be past the problem. I have checked and they are both tack sharp and show no issues with the left focus problem.