Got a D800 and D4... Guess which AF works.

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Got a D800 and D4... Guess which AF works.
Jun 14, 2012

So I just bought a D4 and a D800. In the same series of basic AF checks, the D4 works, no problems. And the D800 works, too, so long as you don't try to focus with the LEFT focus points. Center and Right points match CDAF results with uncanny accuracy, but Left focus points just make blur. Lots and lots of blur. Unless of course I set the fine tune value based on the left side, in which case the center and right suck. D'oh. Now the choice between two bad options: retail return or Nikon Service. I hate to punish the retailer, but historically Nikon Service is totally unreliable.

Geez, and this body I got was new enough to have the new firmware update pre-installed, and Nikon is still NOT checking these things before they go out the door for this known issue. Any of you who think that the new ones are not affected are being overly optimistic. And as to any outright deniers, you're all either deluded, bought off, lying, or just ignorant.

FYI. YMMV. Congrats to you who got good units off the shelf that don't do this. I am disgusted that Nikon continues to pass these POS units through QC in the latest shipments.

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David Hill
San Francisco & San Jose, CA | Austin, TX
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