Brand New D800E Autofocus Problem...What's Your Opinion?

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Brand New D800E Autofocus Problem...What's Your Opinion?
Jun 18, 2013

I just received a brand new D800E in the mail from B&H this morning. SN: 3014xxx.  According to the camera's clock it left the factory 14 days ago.

I wanted to make sure it is not suffering from the autofocus issue that people have been reporting, so I did a couple of tests to make sure.

It appears that the left AF sensor is miscalibrated!  The left viewfinder af point is consistently less sharp than the left live view focus point, and the left viewfinder af point is also consistently less sharp than the right viewfinder af point.

Should I exchange this body for another one?  Please take a look at these photos and let me know what you think.  I'm not confident that this camera is calibrated correctly...

FYI, here's the test setup:

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