D800 Firmware Update Focus Improvement!

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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AF-C is perfect now but AF-S is still not perfect
In reply to Shotcents, Apr 5, 2013

Hi,

I also updated my camera and my 35 1.4G was delivering mostly unsharp pictures with D800e. My camera was twice at Nikon and also some of my lenses. They always claimed to improve stuff and it got better but never great. I was seriously considering to sell my 35 1.4g and some other lenses.

AF-C delivers now tack sharp pictures everytime. I will use only AF-C from now on. When focusing on a static subject I have perfect sharpness with AFC and only good sharpness with AF-S on my tests. AF-C works also great under difficult lighting.

My theory: The camera is not able to find the perfect focus in a very short time as with D700/D3 on AFS Modus and tries to get as close to perfect as possible but fails. With AF-C the camera has more time to find the perfect focus and succeeds with the new firmware update.

Cheers,

Timur

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