D800 has NO general AF problem!, on the contrary...

Started May 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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em_dee_aitch Veteran Member • Posts: 3,675
Re: Sample of 1 D800 and 1 D800E means absolutely nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ThePaleRider wrote:

Oh, and by the way. If I put my 50mm f/1.4 on either of my 800Es, and stop it down to f/2.8 to f/4 then no amount of focus tuning can dial out the back focus at any AF point.

100% failure rate with consistent back focus. Do my cameras have a focusing issue?

I suggest you try what I do and AF fine tune your 1.4 lenses at f/2 instead of wide open. I bet that would solve your problem. Anyway, it is fairly unexcusable that the Nikon AF system does not yet include known offset values for Nikon 1.4 lenses, so I have no idea why you are inclined to go apologist on this issue. It is really shameful that they don't include their own lens' offsets in firmware.

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