D800 is within factory standard! Needs +20 to stop it front focusing.

Started Feb 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: My technique...

digital ed wrote:

Assume LV manual focus gives best focus for Cam/Lens/FL/Aper/Illum.

YMMV, but I wouldn't trust LV manual focus. I find that it is not as accurate as one could hope. I think it better to take a shot and enlarge it in playback (or Lightroom tethered). Delete the image if it isn't right and try again. Tedious, but because of the poor quality of LV, I think it would be more reliable for critical focus.

BTW, I find LV CDAF to be less reliable than PDAF on my D800E.

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