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aerobat

Büren, CH
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aerobat Registered since 05th May 2006
Fri 04-May-12 09:02 PM

It was really difficult to get my hands on a D800. I was first on the list of my local dealer in Siwtzerland and he got a D800 already end of March but the box was crushed so he had to return it.
Then I had to wait until yesterday for my dealer to get a second shipment.

Well my D800 has the dreaded left side AF point issue. It has been mentioned on other places to be a problem with wide angle lenses. I haven't yet got a wide angle lens. The 28mm f/1.8 is on order.
I've only tried the 85mm f/1.4 which works fine in single point AF mode when using the central point. The more I go left towards the outer left point the worse the AF is off. Strangely the right hand group of points all work perfect.

I wonder how widespread this issue is. Anyone else of the few here which have a D800 could test this? I know that wide aperture lenses as well as wide anlge lenses are demanding on the AF system. So it should appear on e.g. the 24mm f/1.4 or like I've experienced on the 85 f/1.4.

I've already informed my dealer and we'll see what Nikon can offer next week. If this affects just a minority of the D800s I'll try to get a replacement. I guess it's early days for a service bulletin. Also I'm not eager on a repair of my totally new camera.

The camera is otherwise so good compared to the D300 I used that I've got a hard time to part with it.

Any thoughts on this are appreciated

Daniel

Daniel Diggelmann
A Swiss Nikonian

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