Left AF issue with new camera from Amazon

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Left AF issue with new camera from Amazon
Jun 27, 2012

Today, I just received a new D800 from Amazon with serial number number 3021506 and it still has left AF issue.

This is so disappointing! A few month wait for the 1st defective D800, then another month and a half for the same problem.

Camera was on tripod, exposure delay mode, F2.8, 1/250. I have tested with different targets ranging from ISO 122233 Resolution chart to a simple Nikon box. Before anyone of you jump in and accuse me of being a troll, look at the test results.

1st row, images taken at 35mm focal length:

  • top left image: middle focus point, subject distance: 3.4m

  • top middle image: left focus point, LV, subject distance: 3.4m

  • top right image: left most focus point, subject distance: 5m

2nd row, images taken at 24mm focal length:

  • bottom left image: middle focus point, subject distance: 2.5m

  • bottom middle image: left focus point, LV, subject distance: 2.5m

  • bottom right image: left focus point, subject distance: Infinity

In the last few months, I have tested 6 D800s, 5 of them hav severe left AF issue. The one that had mild left AF belongs to my friend. 3 D800s got returned back to Nikon. We have tested these cameras with different set of lens (2x 24-70mm, 85 F1.4G, 85 F1.8G, 50 F1.8/1.4G, 14-24mm) and with D700s.

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