D800 focus with 1.4 prime lenses is very variable and inaccurate

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Timbukto
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Re: I'm not surprised.
In reply to primeshooter, Jan 21, 2013

primeshooter wrote:

Sorry, disagree. These shots are not in focus. There is no point in having f/1.4 lenses if the camera has to be stopped down to f/2-f/4 to actually focus them in many situations. Nah, I expect better

You might be right -

http://www.reikan.co.uk/focalweb/index.php/online-tools/lenscamera-information/

The D800 performs worse than the 5DMKII overall with primes in terms of variability and accuracy.  The D700 does not have a lot of statistics but what few it has shows its pretty decent...I'd guess that few D700 owners ever felt the need to buy and use a MFA adjustment tool.

The 5DMKIII for all its criticism in not being improved enough statistically is showing impressive statistics for many fast primes...even the 1.2L primes.

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