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Bottle Brush D2x Resized.jpg
05-MAY-2005

Bottle Brush D2x Resized.jpg

San Ramon, California

Just before my D2x went back to Nikon Repair, I managed to squeeze one shot that was actually in focus. Well, the focus point is a bit in front of where I was aiming, but that turned out to be just fine.

This shot shows the exquisite color and detail that 12.2 million pixels can capture, even hand held at 200mm.

Nikon D2x ,Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/125s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso400 full exif

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EB30-May-2005 16:07
Lovely!
Bill Adams17-May-2005 06:42
Hi Guest:
Since this image was hand held, it was necessary to view the image on my computer screen before I could determine where the focus point was. Generally, before the camera was fixed on May 13, 2005, it was virtually impossible to detect the focus errors from the viewfinder when the images were being shot.
Guest 10-May-2005 14:31
Were you able to see the out of focus condition while focusing, or did you have to print/upload your pictures to see it?
Thanks
Bill Adams10-May-2005 06:24
Hi Zoe: The problem with my D2x was a front focusing problem with the autofocus system. This played havoc with my ability to obtain sharp focus on most things, especially three dimensional objects. On a typical face shot the tip of the nose would be in focus when I had aimed the AF reticle at the nearest eye. The eye would be rendered out of focus, ruining the picture. With any luck, Nikon will be able to repair my D2x, and return it to me soon. My advice is to buy locally, and try out the focus system in the store before you leave with the camera. It appears that the percentage of defective units is non-trivial. If you get a good one, though, you will have one of the finest DSLR cameras ever made.
zoe 08-May-2005 16:00
I am thinking about the D2X - would you elaborate on "back to repair" and what the problem was. Is this a common problem, if you know
Thanks