Received New D800 today - my thoughts on it's AF ability

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Thronsen
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Re: Received New D800 today - my thoughts on it's AF ability
In reply to Robin Casady, Mar 29, 2013

I have noticed the exact same thing as the original poster (and others). D800, Nikkor 85mm 1.4G, AF-S, Single point AF (center point), wide open. Very inconsistent results when targeting an eye in medium to low light. This is over the course of 1000s of shots. And I really do believe that there is something about the eye as a target that is throwing off the AF. Otherwise I get very good results.

Sadly, my 'workaround' is to stop down and aim for another point on the face that is roughly the same distance as the eye. This is, as you can imagine, imperfect at best. And interestingly, I get better results on lower contrast targets (even the cheek) then I was getting with the eye.

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