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EvilTed

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The grass is greener?
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:21:55 PM »
Wow, I really respect this guy as a working professional and he is saying DO NOT buy a D800, D800E or D4 because they all have serious AF issues.
Lot's of owners chiming in with similar stories.

He basically says the only way he can get reliable results in MF in LiveView with a tripod in the studio.
This is exactly what I was worried about when I switched to Canon last year.
Seems my fears were real.

http://blog.mingthein.com/2012/10/27/nikon-d800e-midterm-report/

Now I just need to find some new glass that makes the 5D MK3 sing and I'll be happy...

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The grass is greener?
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:21:55 PM »

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Re: The grass is greener?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 06:32:17 PM »
I tried running a few thousand images thru a D800 I bought last May.  I saw no AF issues.  I sold it because I did not like the selection of fast primes, and the lack of something that could compete with my old Canon 100-400mmL. 

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Re: The grass is greener?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 11:44:43 AM »
I think I found the lens - the new 24-70mm :)
Incredible base sharpness and the RAW files handle very well to even more sharpening.

This is probably the best lens I've tried to date and the fact it's a zoom amazes me.
I guess I need to see what the 12-24 is like if it is announced next week.

What I HAVE discovered is that only the very newest released lenses seem to bring out the best from the 5D MK3...

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Re: The grass is greener?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 11:44:43 AM »