D800 focus with 1.4 prime lenses is very variable and inaccurate

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP primeshooter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,321
Re: My conclusion after my D800 went 3 times to Nikon service

Art Jacks wrote:

My recent experience using a couple of 1.4 G lens has shown that my slightest movement of the camera either by breathing or pressing the shutter release after getting the green dot focus confirmation can cause OOF shots due to the very small amount of DoF at 1.4 but that may be my old age issues

The issue is worse with AF-C. And I am very very steady...I have shot on a tripod with static subjects too. When I use LV autofocus and handhold I get a 100x better in focus result where intended in this situation. It's not subject movement or camera movement that is causing my issues, believe me I wish it was because I could fix that through practice.

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