Summary: Upon receiving my D800e body through an online retailer I did ~100 test shots indoors and outdoors under overcast sky. The camera turned out to be useless for my style of shooting (mostly hand held, no tripod, through viewfinder).
Summary: When this camera works, it really works!! I also was plagued with the AF issue in 4 different bodies but all 4 different bodies exemplified different focus issues but all were consistent with the left bank of focus point issues.
Summary: I have owned the D300, D700 and now the D800. Other than the video capability I have been severely disappointed with this camera over the cheaper D700. It is slower (the time or buffer speed kills me in a wedding) I haven't see that problem since the Fuji S2 almost 11 years ago. Of course this may be explained by the large file sizes but I am more concerned with speed than having massive file sizes taht are eating up my hard drives, have to be manually output smaller...
Great Images -- can not use Adobe RAW or see SD card
Tim, the OLD nikon guy, retired teacher, Nikon
10 July 2012
Summary: I waited 6 months for the camera to be delivered and after getting all the accessories and new lenses I was ready (new CF & SD card, software updates from Adobe Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, USB 3.0 router, New GPS and Nikon Microphone) It finally arrive two days before Fatheru2019s day (great present for me) and I started shooting some test shots at La Jolla shores seals.
Summary: So I waited for half year for the left autofocusing issue to settle down and finally bought one from Futureshop last week as there're reports that the latest production batch should be free of the left auto focusing issue. Unfortunately, the issue is still there. The issue is obvious when using F2.8 on wide angle lens and it only occurs on the left focus points. This is consistent to the symptoms people reported on the photography forum.
Summary: I own several nikon lenses and cameras, i had a high expectation about this camera, but since i got it last june 2012, i had it sent for repair 3 times!. it seems like a lot of d800 owner had similar problems Left and right auto focus, and green color cast on the lcd screen, although the latter is normal as per nikon, for me its not because I never seen the accuracy in this one like its big brothers like d3s d700 even d90.