Hate to admit it, but I have the AF issue. Going to make a case with Nikon. Any advice?

Started Nov 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: A reminder

TOF guy wrote:

Leonard

A reminder: you proved to us that you don't understand at least some aspects of how the AF works. In particular you were confused about which lines - vertical or horizontal - are the most favored direction for the AF leftmost sensor. You also misunderstood the meaning of page 100 of the D800 manual regarding contrast and AF. I can provide you with links to your own posts if your memory fails that short

Go on then - provide links

I was not confused - Nikon single line detectors are vertical aligned - and vertical detectors detect readable detail along a vertical line.

Canon single line detectors are horizontal aligned - and horizontal  detectors detect readable detail along a horizontal line.

I appreciate you (as distinct from many others) do not appreciate the difference between AF readable detail on a horizontal and a vertical line

I appreciate you may not have noticed AF accuracy can fall to nil with low contrast targets - most DSLR owners quickly learn this.

While you are at it, try finding a link at dpreview showing an AF fault using a sensible for testing AF subject. I might have missed one - so far I make it 87 to nil did not use a sensible AF target.

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