LumoLabs: Study of Nikon D800/E outer AF sensor accuracy

Started May 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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falconeyes Senior Member • Posts: 1,428
LumoLabs: Study of Nikon D800/E outer AF sensor accuracy

We found the Nikon D800 and D800E to be wonderful cameras. But there are some reports floating around the web that the performance of the outer AF detectors is subpar. Especially with a fast and/or wide angle lens like 24mm f/1.4 or 14mm f/2.8 where it may be considered broken. Especially with the leftmost AF point. We decided to evaluate the issue with the scrutiny of a laboratory test. And to compare two samples to figure out if the issue is consistent across units or isn't.

And this is what we found ...

Please, refer to the full blog article for further details and a conclusion.

It is found here:


Spoiler: the conclusion contains an argument why a firmware update isn't enough to fix the issue.

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