your guess: % of D800 AF issues = trolling

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ShooterNikon
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your guess: % of D800 AF issues = trolling
Jun 9, 2012

honestly guess

i think we have another d7000 phantom here again

so many salty canon shooters in comparable classes (7D or 5DIII)

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ShooterNikon
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Re: your guess: % of D800 AF issues = trolling
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more than half

for sure

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both D7000 bodies I had in the Fall of 2010 had back-focus issues, not imaginary at all ... finally solved that problem by getting a D700

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Re: your guess: % of D800 AF issues = trolling
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Mine focuses fine in the center, on the left, on the top, on the bottom, and on the right. My D7000 also focuses accurately.

My LCD looks accurate.

I'm having no trouble taking very sharp handheld shots with shutters of 1/focal and all of my old AF-D Nikkors look great on it. I don't have any FF lenses with VR and I'm temped to try my super cheap 18-55VR on it.

My Quad Core PC is 4.5 years old, it has no trouble with my D800 files, and I am only running 4 GB of RAM.

All of what I just said goes against many posts on this forum, but this is my experience with the camera.

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Re: your guess: % of D800 AF issues = trolling
In reply to zzzzzzzzzzz, Jun 9, 2012

my d800 is perfect
and i wasted 10 hours of my life testing the hell out of it

my d7000 was perfect
and i wasted +10 hours of my life testing the hell out of it

i think the issue is operator error
and a beastly camera

(relatively speaking)

zzzzzzzzzzz wrote:

Mine focuses fine in the center, on the left, on the top, on the bottom, and on the right. My D7000 also focuses accurately.

My LCD looks accurate.

I'm having no trouble taking very sharp handheld shots with shutters of 1/focal and all of my old AF-D Nikkors look great on it. I don't have any FF lenses with VR and I'm temped to try my super cheap 18-55VR on it.

My Quad Core PC is 4.5 years old, it has no trouble with my D800 files, and I am only running 4 GB of RAM.

All of what I just said goes against many posts on this forum, but this is my experience with the camera.

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ShooterNikon wrote:

my d800 is perfect
and i wasted 10 hours of my life testing the hell out of it

my d7000 was perfect
and i wasted +10 hours of my life testing the hell out of it

i think the issue is operator error

If somebody has a camera that focuses properly, then she or he wants to believe that there is no defective D800 and it's all user errors.

If somebody has a camera that does not focus properly, then she or he wants to believe that everybody has that problem, and those who say they don't do not know what to look for, how to test for it etc. In other words it's all user errors.

I've read both statements in this forum ... and both are equally wrong.

Side-note: some of those who have reported problems are unquestionally old timer Nikon users with galleries to prove their skills.
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I don't doubt that some people are having problems. My first D7000 used to throw oil onto the sensor, which was a problem that was being reported back when the D7000 was a new model. My D800 is ok...so far.

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Re: your guess: % of D800 AF issues = trolling
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The issue is real. Why do some get worked up about it? If it didn't affect you, just be happy.

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I just find it funny that I mainly see this problem in dpreview.

There's a Taiwanese forum called Mobile01 that has HUGE threads about the d800, with the same pre-order speculation, delivery dates and sample pictures that we do here. But nobody has mentioned a left side AF issue. Nobody at all. I even searched. Seems strange that these cases are either isolated by region or isolated by which forums the users visit.

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I think the number is small, but it's real. I spoke with a Nikon rep at Camerafest in Seattle today. She acknowledged that there have been real cases of cameras with left focus issues that she is working with customers to resolve. She said that Nikon has not given any direction or insight into the problem and that issues should be discussed with Nikon support. She said she's only seen a handful of cases out of hundreds she's dealt with, but that it is real in some cameras and does in fact affect the left focus only. She didn't seem overly concerned about it because she's confident that Nikon will resolve any cameras with real issues. And she did not know if Nikon is adjusting production lines but assumes that if they can, they are doing so. She said that since I've got a perfectly good d7000 and not necessarily in a rush, that it might make sense to wait a bit before buying my d800.

Take it for what it's worth.

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ShooterNikon wrote:

your guess: % of D800 AF issues = trolling

On this form? With no active moderation?

About +75%, along with all the other troublemakers that are not interested in photography

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u007 wrote:

I just find it funny that I mainly see this problem in dpreview.

There's a Taiwanese forum called Mobile01 that has HUGE threads about the d800, with the same pre-order speculation, delivery dates and sample pictures that we do here. But nobody has mentioned a left side AF issue. Nobody at all. I even searched. Seems strange that these cases are either isolated by region or isolated by which forums the users visit.

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Judging from the internet noise about it I have a feeling that the AF issue is limited small number of early production runs.

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seems reasonable

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ShooterNikon wrote:

your guess: % of D800 AF issues = trolling

On this form? With no active moderation?

About +75%, along with all the other troublemakers that are not interested in photography

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ShooterNikon wrote:

honestly guess

i think we have another d7000 phantom here again

so many salty canon shooters in comparable classes (7D or 5DIII)

I think more than 99%.

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beshannon wrote:

your guess: % of D800 AF issues = trolling

About +75%,

Must be very easy then to post links to users who - according to you - report D800 AF issues just for trolling. Why don't you post some examples?

along with all the other troublemakers that are not interested in photography

Photography is easier with an AF sensor which works properly
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u007 wrote:

I just find it funny that I mainly see this problem in dpreview.

Well you ain't been lookin' very far. Try Nikonians and Nikongear. Bjorn Rorslett has it. Lloyd Chambers has it. Ming Thein has it. Any more examples needed? Or are you a denier?
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ShooterNikon wrote:

seems reasonable

Unlike yourself?

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Fred Mueller wrote:

both D7000 bodies I had in the Fall of 2010 had back-focus issues, not imaginary at all ... finally solved that problem by getting a D700

I solved my D7000 backfocusing problem with driving to Nikon service Brussels. After that it was focusing absolutely perfect.

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