Pro photographers don't experience the left AF issue

Started Jul 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: I'm a "pro" and...
In reply to davesee, Jul 20, 2012

.I experience it. It's there and it's annoying, but it isn't stopping me from using the camera and taking pictures. When I have some down time, I'll send the camera in to get fixed but as of right now, for what I use that camera for it hasn't been a huge problem.


That's pretty much the reasoned response of a working "pro" (I'm not one) who basically just needs to figure out what works, work with it to get the job done, and deal with it later.

FWIW, soon after I got my D4 I vaguely remember shooting with the left outer most focusing reticle (a lion) and after chimping a few of those shots on the LCD, decided that the focus wasn't quite right. I just assumed that the center focusing reticle(s) might be more sensitive (the case of my D2H) and went merrily along my way getting some nice wildlife shots.

Someday, I may do some testing to see if there's really a "problem" with my D4 or not. In the meantime, I just tend to avoid the distal most focusing reticles.

I understand that for some some folks and the type of shooting that they do, this might be a problem for them, and I wouldn't argue with them when they say it's significant and that they want to have it fixed.

Best Regards,


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