D800 Firmware Update Focus Improvement!

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shotcents
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And I keep trying and trying....
In reply to Shotcents, Apr 6, 2013

...and TRYING to get OOF shots like I used to.

I'm shooting via weak window light, weak tungsten and a mix of both. This would typically make the AF-S or AF-C back or front focus with no logic.

I'm not even trying to be careful, showing some of the casual technique I used to employ with the D700 and D3.

The back/front focusing issue is gone. I'm back to using AF-S with confidence. I keep retesting and pushing the camera because I'm so happy with the new AF....and nothing misses!

Before the firmware update, these simple shots would have required coverage and several attempts to be certain I had critical focus where I wanted. Now I'm picking my favorites again rather that picking out the shots that are in focus!

I have a job tomorrow....can't wait!

Robert

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