D800 Autofocus issues II

Started Jan 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
u007 Senior Member • Posts: 1,681
Re: D800 Autofocus issues II

primeshooter wrote:

150 threads and still people chiming in. olyflyer, I need to respond to what you have been saying but the thread is maxed so here I go. Listen, at the end of the day your posts say you don't have the issue. I am very glad. I wish I were one of the lucky ones. However, doesn't mean it is very real for many of us. Simply far too much smoke and noise about this issue for it to only exist on a couple of cameras. Most just don't know about it due to not having f/1.4 glass, using it at f/4 or using it in only great contrasty light all of the time. *For more info see first thread.

Sorry for making this personal, but why should any of us believe you, respect your words or take you seriously?

You've been making these threads for YEARS - basically since you first got a D800. Yet you still have your D800. If I had a camera which gave me so much grief and only a 40% success rate on focusing, I'd get rid of it. If it's THAT bad, screw brand loyalty and sell it right now.

You've also been inconsistent. You said AF was broken. Then firmware fixed it and it was a miracle. Oh no wait, it didn't fix it and it's broken again. That makes me think that most of the "problem" is in your own imagination or your own unrealistic expectations.

It took me a couple of days to get used to the AF system, and to learn which modes to use in which situations. And I get very high focus accuracy - shooting at f1.4, even indoors, even at close range. It's not perfect, but NO camera is perfect.

The fact you've been at this for over a year now and keep changing your story just makes me start to call your credibility into question. If your D800 just doesn't do what you want, sell it and get something else. It's that simple. There's no need for prolonged questioning and discussion online.

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