D800 Goes Back for the (second) "left-side AF Fix"
EDIT: the results of my tests on the second fix are now here.
The on-line reaction to the D800 Left Point AF Problem has been a fascinating lesson in human nature. People seem to fall into one of the following groups.
With both my D800 and D800E I have tested the left, middle and right point on both and nothing more: life is too short. I have ascertained to my complete satisfaction that the left points on both focus quite a way behind where they should and that is that.
The D800 first went to Nikon UK a few weeks ago and came back with the left side a bit better but the right side no longer accurate. That's bad: the right point is important because it is used in the studio for getting eyes in focus. I can live, short term with a bad left point but a bad right point is a no-no. And I have read of other people who have had similar experiences.
So, having read of Ming Thein's luck in getting the 'New Fix" I called Nikon on Monday. They sent a courier Tuesday to collect (and I'm not even NPS). Wednesday I got an email saying it had been received. Thursday I got an email saying it was fixed and giving a tracking number for its return. Wow. And the camera is already on its way back, according to the tracking.
Boy that was fast. A lot faster than the first time, and there was me hearing through the 'vine that they were all backed up with repairs.
The docket says.
"Check/adjust body focus to Nikon standard
Check, test and clean equipment "
No mention of any hardware replacement like some people have had. We'll see and I will report back. Fingers crossed!
Hope you get it sorted mate!
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