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ericbowles

Atlanta, US
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Tue 15-May-12 09:05 PM | edited Wed 16-May-12 01:29 AM by ericbowles

I'm not sure whether my problem is with the camera or the software.

I took a handful of test images to verify that my D800E is focusing correctly. In the first set, I found the focus points are not being displayed correctly in View NX2 or Capture.
The test images are attached. The initial focus point was the center medallion on the fireplace. Subsequent test images focused on the left medallion and the right medallion. The image with focus on the left medallion showed a focus point about 12 inches above and ot the right. The image with focus on the right medallion showed a focus point 12 inches below and to the left of the actual focus point selected in the camera.
I went back and repeated the test. The left focus point failed again and the right focus point was correctly on the subject 3 out of 5 times.
It appears to be either an error in the software - both Capture and View. Or it is an error in focus which will show up with subsequent testing.
The actual focus looks pretty good. I was testing the 24-70 lens at f/7.1 amd f/2.8.
I also noticed some chatterring to set focus with the left focus point but not the right focus point.
More testing to follow. I have opened a ticket with Nikon.

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