To All You "Masters of Photography" Who Called Me an Idiot... Locked

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antoineb
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Good for you! ;-)
In reply to bbbinohio, 9 months ago

bbbinohio wrote:

When I got my new D800e I took a few shots and was shocked how out of focus the images were.

When I posted them on this forum and asked for help, several of the most arrogant members told me that I was just another stupid idiot who did not deserve to be on this forum. That I did not know anything about photography and that I should learn to read my owners manual before I opened my mouth and made an obvious fool of myself.

So I just did my best to ignore them and sent my camera into Nikon for focusing issues anyway. Well, to all you "Masters of Photography" here is what Nikon Customer Service found...

THE AUTO FOCUS OPERATION NEEDED ADJUSTMENT

THE AUTO FOCUS UNIT WAS OUT OF ADJUSTMENT

THE MIRROR ANGLE WAS OUT OF ALIGNMENT AND NEEDED ADJUSTING.

I really have nothing left to say... except that I am glad you found the need to criticize me, because it allowed me to block 24 "Masters of Photography", and this forum has been a much nicer place for me to be ever since.

Thanks!

Bob, from Ohio

Bob!

When I read such stories, I convinces me even more that I'm never buying another DSLR again in my life!  I mean come ON, people are expected to shell out that much money, and get a photographic tool that can't even focus properly?

My iPhone focuses just fine in the meantime, and the camera came for free because it wasn't the reason I bought my iPhone in the first place.  My Panasonic compact focuses just fine.  My Nikon D7000 DSLR does focus just fine in contrast-detect mode (it sometimes fails to focus, and occasionally the focus is poor), and in its native PDAF mode it is OK if one isn't too demanding and that's after adjusting for each lens.

These things with a mirror and two different optical paths that have to be made to coincide, are just completely obsolete.

Happy for you that you're getting in-focus images now at any rate.

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