Which lens was this? And was the lens calibrated to the camera?
It takes time to calibrate every lens with that camera, I think there’s a bank of 20 it’ll remember and the best ones I found were the ones that went beyond that global adjustment the camera offers using those usb lens docks. Since time isn’t on your side and the D800 is long in the tooth anyways, I’d return it too, if I could.@TwistedThrottle, Thanks for your detailed reply. It is worth noting that I did multiple tests on a sturdy tripod indoors and still got poor results. The focus appears to be spot on by using the ruler tests as well. So this leaves me perplexed as to why all four different lenses didn't achieve any acceptable results.
Given that I really have no time left to investigate further due to the 14 day money back guarantee, I am really left with no option but to return the camera. This is really annoying as I would have loved to get to the bottom of the issue.
Fred, it was all my lenses and the fact the the issue of un sharp images was even there when I manually focused on a tripod, made me think it was pointless to calibrate them.Which lens was this? And was the lens calibrated to the camera?