D800 Firmware Update Focus Improvement!

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
digital ed
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Re: D800 Firmware Update Focus Improvement!
In reply to Shotcents, Apr 6, 2013

Shotcents wrote:

bokstaver wrote:

Shotcents wrote:

I'm not crazy.

(Maybe a little.)

I had my D800 at the office today because my friend claimed his Sigma 50mm 1.4 was not focusing on his D5100. I did some lens swapping, corrected some dirty contacts and all was well.

Then I grabbed a few quick shots with the D800 and the Nikon 50mm 1.8G wide open, targeted the eye and WHAMO half of the shots were front/back focused. This was under a mix of office/fluorescent lights. Of course this is the sort of issue many have reported, especially at 1.4 or 1.8.

Then I logged into these forums and spotted the FW update. I had no expectation for an improvement, but I updated the camera anyway.

Under the exact same lighting I shot again and WHAMO, focus was NAILED every time. I'm going to do more tests, but I really tried to get the AF to miss and it did not.

I'm CAUTIOUSLY optimistic! The 85mm 1.4 and 1.8 will be tried next...two lenses that really gave me fits on this camera. I'll report back.

Robert

CAN YOU PROVE IT?

no.

No. I can only post the results. I could be lying and ONLY posting my good shots and deleting the OOF samples, thereby pretending that I had a big improvement.

But, sir, look at my posting history. I've been HUGELY critical of the D800 AF module.

The difference is not subtle. Does that mean it will do the same for you? I really have no idea.

Robert

Robert, I suggest you ignore bokstaver, he is just trolling the FW improvement threads dropping bombs.

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