The Truth about D800 Auto Focus - fair at best

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
AZBlue Senior Member • Posts: 1,063
Re: The Truth about D800 Auto Focus - fair at best

rgolub wrote:

Waiting for the perfect camera has a couple of advantages. It's cheaper. You don't actually have to go out in the field and shoot. While the OPs issue may well be real for him, other photographers have managed to deal with the cameras capabilities and quirks.

It's not the fastest or best focusing camera that Nikon makes. I disagree with the OP in that I think it's on par with the D700 (he thinks it worse). Maybe for weddings it is - fluffy white lace in a poorly lit church is a very different target from some whales breaching. The OP is convinced that the AF system is much worse than on a nominally equivalent Canon body - can't comment on that.

But it's good enough for a lot of things. And it's a great camera with both a lot of strengths and a number of weaknesses. It's your responsibility to understand what you want out of a camera and how to get it.

The vast majority of us would do better photography if we just spent more time with our insufficient cameras instead of waiting for the next best thing.

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Well said! Now can you write something like that about pixel peepers? LOL

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