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Update: a 2nd sample of the D850 did not show this kind of awful alignment issue, but it did show the same flange focal distance error making lenses focus well beyond the infinity mark.
This page shows examples of what a misaligned sensor can do to images. With a high resolution digital sensor, the sensor and the lens mount flange must be perfectly parallel, or the image will be “swung” or “tilted” or both, using that view camera terminology.
The following two blog posts go into the background for this issue, which was found with a brand-new Nikon D850 loaned by a reader.
- Nikon D850: the Focusing Distance Issues Stem from a Sensor that is not Parallel to the Lens Mount (Nikon quality control issue)
- Nikon D850: Apparent Build Tolerance Error in Flange Focal Distance vs Optical Viewfinder, Causes Major Focus Error with Manual Focus Lenses and Focus Confirmation
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