Is your D800(e) autofocus reliable?

Started Jan 23, 2014 | Polls thread
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jtra Contributing Member • Posts: 795
Is your D800(e) autofocus reliable?

I have watched closely this discussions about D800(e) AF reliability with fast normal, wide or short-tele primes:

It is clear that those affected by issues are very vocal (rightly so) while those content with camera rarely need to discuss it so from threads like these a perception of AF reliability may be skewed. So lets do a poll.

I'm interested in your experience with D800(e) phase detect auto focus (PDAF - that is using viewfinder, not live view) in conjunction with fast f/1.4 or f/1.8 primes.

Relative comparisons should disregard fact that high resolution of D800 makes AF errors more visible at 1:1 pixels.

My D800(e) PDAF with fast primes is perfect.
38.2% 39  votes
My D800(e) PDAF with fast primes is ok, not worse than other cameras.
25.5% 26  votes
My D800(e) PDAF with fast primes is slightly worse than other cameras.
4.9% 5  votes
My D800(e) PDAF with fast primes is significantly worse than other cameras.
5.9% 6  votes
I have returned/sell D800(e) due to unusable PDAF.
9.8% 10  votes
I don't use fast primes with my D800(e).
6.9% 7  votes
I mostly use liveview or manual focus with my D800(e).
0.0% 0  votes
I don't have D800(e), but I'm interested in poll.
6.9% 7  votes
I don't care much about this camera.
2.0% 2  votes
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