My D800 focus points have a mind of their own, do yours?

Started Jun 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Al Giordano
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My D800 focus points have a mind of their own, do yours?
Jun 19, 2012

This is getting creepy (pun intended). My focus points seem to be moving on their own. At first, I thought it was just my stupidity of doing something during handling of the camera, but after a few incidents, I started paying closer attention.

My work flow generally includes turning on the camera, composing using single-point focus, using the AF-Focus button to focus, pressing the shutter release and if satisfied with the shot, I actually turn the camera off. I power off to conserve battery power, prevent accidental parameter changes, shutter releases, etc....

I find the next time I turn the camera on to shoot a photo, my focus point has moved off-center always to the left!!! If I do this several times, the focus point seems to move further to the left.

Since I turn the camera off when I put it in the bag or on my shoulder, I can't be hitting the focus wheel and moving the focus point. Furthermore, I usually have a hard time half-depressing the shutter release, moving the focus wheel until the point moves back to center. This is not very intuitive for me. So I know I'm not moving the focus point intentionally.

Is there some sort of focus tracking going on? Anyone else have mysterious moving focus points or is it just me???

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