Back Focus, Bad Technique Or What?

Started Apr 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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T O Shooter Senior Member • Posts: 5,248
Re: Back Focus, Bad Technique Or What?

Paul Gowder wrote:

I've switched from a D700 to a D800.

I've been having some focusing issues with it. And I need your advice.

Am I doing something wrong? Bad technique, wrong focusing settings, or is there an issue with the camera?

Here are some sample images from today:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pur0ddzdw2wal4w/L3a9sMNINR

I was shooting AF-C with single point. I was putting the single point on their eyes as much as possible.

You can see from the samples that at times the hair is in focus and eyes are soft. And one photo the focus is soft all the way around.

Please help!

Thanks!

I am a firm believer that the D800 has inconsistent focus. I had one of the early D800s in Toronto and have since replaced it with an 800e.  Even with the latest firmware, which helped. I think Nikon is soon going to fix this, but unfortunately the "fix" is called D800S   My thoughts are that if you can focus with a D700 you can focus with a D800.

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