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Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by jfenton, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    And off it goes....directly to the head of Service in Torrance.

    I absolutely have to have it this weekend, but it will be in their hands Tuesday AM.

  2. tweber


    Feb 12, 2005
    St. Louis
    Keep us posted Jim

    Are they having you send your lense? I really wonder if they will replicate your shooting situation, (the plus 40 feet part).

    Good luck and let us know how it goes, Jim.

  3. Larry Gleason

    Larry Gleason

    Jan 26, 2005
    I hope that they give you some sort of follow up report. But expect locked lips. I have not found anything useful for track focusing yet.
  4. Jim,

    Please let us know what you find when you get it back. I know I will be waiting with "baited breath"...

    I hate to be pessimistic, but I have this sinking feeling that there won't be much difference in the camera after you get it back. I will be especially interested in whether there are any reported differences in firmware levels, though.
  5. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Good luck Jim and I sure hope they fix it!
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Geeeezz what a shame.. You r so good.

    Hope it is just a lemon and they replace it for you. I know how disappoited you are.

    thats a pile of $$$$$$$$$
  7. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Folks

    I don't think that it's just mine as I personally know of others who have felt all along that they had the same issues and also...some trusted friends who have tested their equipment and are finding the same issues.

    Interestingly, I received a couple of e-mails from folks who recently acquired the D2Hs (these were unsolicited...I know none of them personally) who are describing the exact same symptoms and are asking me if that's what I'm experiencing with the X. It sounds like a focusing system issue to me possibly as both cameras share the same updated CAM2000 system.

    I am happy to report that I shot 150 images last night and manually focused everything...and they looked pretty good :) 
  8. I'm following this with interest. I hve had one outing with nothing but unfocused pictures of herson nesting, turned out to be my fault, i had the focus sensor control on the back of the camera unlocked and inadvertedky managed to get the sensor in the 5 o clock corner as the sensor. Since i only use the AF center normally with the Sigma 800 I got 2 GB of pictures out of focus. My fault although very similar condisiotns to what you are describing.

    Knowing how things are done today it would not surprise me if they control most if not all of these paramters in firmware, so it should be someting they can fix, or compensate for.
    Fixing it and really testing it though will take time. They have to run a large number of test and have people in the field test it as well to confirm the results, so sadly if this is a general issue it will take little time. If it is your camera I'm sure they will fix it quickly.

    As for me I have clear problems with the auto WB, i'm a bit frustrated, it can't see the difference between sunlight and cloudy when I shoot evergreens (my usual test object for sharpenss with lenses outside my window :) ) Thank goodness for RAW!
  9. also following with interest. Too early to know if I have a problem will test next week, but i wanted this thread to be in my threads to monitor.

    good luck thanks for sharing.
  10. jgrove


    Apr 13, 2005
    Re: Hi Folks

    Hi Jim,

    I have a Nikon D2hs (i do not own a D2x) i have been testing my D2hs as well, and cannot seem to work out if its me or the camera, the cameras AF system works fine one minute then with certain subjects doesnt lock focus, and when it does it focuses on something else. It is very diffiuclt to tell if its me or the camera. Someone has suggested it might be an issue with my lens (a grounding problem?)
  11. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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  12. Paul,
    does he suggest that we turn csm a-4 to off?

    Oddly enough, when I looked at the actual CSM menu on my D2H, is was
    exactly the same as the menu on the new D2X, with CSM A-4 being Focus Tracking. The difference was, that on the D2H the setting was turned to
    the OFF option.

    I was never able to figure out his conclusion
  13. I think it works better off, seems to pick up focus faster just my opinion. I have tried both and see no real reason to keep it ON right now. I did try ON again today and the images were fine but for flight shots it just seems faster when it is set to OFF. :?
  14. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    As Scott did, I'm writing just to get this into my posts so I can follow this more easily in the future...very interested in how this all comes out!

  15. thanks for the reply, George.I just set it to off and went out to try and get a flight shot but alas, no birds wanted to play.
  16. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    CSM A4 Focus Tracking

    One of the very first things that I did was to turn off the Focus Tracking. The book describes it as a function which basically slows down the AF so that if your subject...let's take a bird for instance......flys behind something, that the focusing mechanism won't disengage the subject but will still have it locked on when it flies out from behind the tree...assuming of course that it's not a giant redwood or something really wide :)  It's kind of a delay type thing I guess.

    The X absolutely appears to focus more fasterererer with this set to OFF as noted.

    Unfortunately..it wasn't the problem :( 

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