D800 Focusing Issue

Started Jan 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Paul Spatafora
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D800 Focusing Issue
Jan 19, 2013

I'd like to ask the group here if they've seen this issue with there D800. I've never had this issue with my D700 and I'm concerned. I'm going to discuss this matter with Nikon on Monday but like for info before I do so.

Here's the problem. On a rare occasion, I land the focus on the subject but it misses it and focuses behind the subject and renders the targeted object out of focus. I've shot  around 1300 frames already and see this issue from way out to very subtle. I use AF-S Single point focusing.

Note the Focus point and the guys shirt.

In the above sample, I clearly focused on the guys shirt, but the focus was behind him and the stainless steel post is in focus. I shot this at 5.6 at 125th of a second. I thought it was the 24-70 2.8 acting up but I also got the same results with the 20-35mm, so I know it's not the lens.

Does anyone know what's causing this? I would love to find out this it was my settings that caused this, but I have the camera configured like my D700 and I have never seen this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated before I drive to Nikon.


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