D800 Report from Nikon Canada

Started Mar 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 24,888
Re: D800 Report from Nikon Canada

YohmanYoh wrote:

A final word: After that, I made run through my pictures made with the "old" D700 and the 24-70 that performed so badly on the D800. Frankly, I had to say that the focus was nearly as bad as on the D800 - but less visible or noticeable because of the lower resolution. The D800 is such a high performer that every weak part becomes a significant and noticeable factor - particularly when checking with FoCal and 100% pixel views. Hopefully the Nikon will update its tests with lesser tolerances to respect the current cameras and lens combinations.

This is likely one thing people missed all the time. The system was never really consistently accurate across the frame, but the lower resolution just hid the effects for almost everybody. Variation was always there. It seems Canon has improved the camera-lens communication regarding AF, with latetest models and lenses. Nikon has some work to do and update the system in order to make it closer to what's required for these higher res cameras. The D7100 now has an even denser sensor, 54MP equiv if FF size.

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