D800 focus with 1.4 prime lenses is very variable and inaccurate

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Timbukto Senior Member • Posts: 4,845
Re: ..primeshooter...check out my D800

gDaniel wrote:

...see something similar?

yep, mine behaves even worse sometimes. These pictures are taken yesterday, lots of light....but no pics in focus.

even my freakin' D5100 could focus correctly!!!..not to mention my old D300 or my friends D600.

I will send this camera one more time to service tomorrow but i don't think this issue can be resolved (camera was in service one more time back in May for Left-AF issues..almost fixed).

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 Crop #2:

Note: images are cropped to show focus point. Both lenses when focused correctly are tack sharp!

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Was the focus so bad that even your subjects were POd?

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