D800 autofocus results (I think they're good)
7 months ago
I've been following all of the D800/D600 problem threads, so I want to post that I just got mine, and I don't think it has any problems -- since the threads tend to be biased for the problems.
Serial number 3051XXX, recently shipped to me from B&H. Came with A1.00, B1.01, L1.006 firmware.
10 pin connector hasn't fallen in yet, either :). I've taken the connector for the remote out several times, pushed on it gently with my finger.
I used the diagonal method of measuring the front/back focus. I just don't have a blank wall handy at the moment (bookshelves, bookshelves..and bad lighting), and this seemed to me the quickest way for me to evaluate, and I've done it before.
Used the fastest lens I have, 50mm 1.8D, which oh my -- at f/1.8, is this fuzzyness normal? I haven't photographed fine lines at f/1.8 before with this lens. But the fuzzyness is clearest where it should be. I focused to infinity first, and then used mirror up and a remote trigger. I lined up the paper with the left and right focal points. I used the camera's internal level to set it to 45 degrees.
The test page with the mm markings seems to come out the best.
Here's an example, left focus - hopefully this embed works:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/shroop/8186521225/" title="DSC_0051_20120214-083545 by rrauenza, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8186521225_c9c437a18b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="DSC_0051_20120214-083545"></a>
I'll probably do some more testing to get some "clearer" results...
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