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Nikon D800 left AF issue as May 2013: good news?

The pictures of this post have been sent to Nikon service. They reply me to send my D800 back for service: it would last max 5 working days. I already went through one service. I read online horror stories about 3 or more consecutive services ending tragically, with not a single AF bank at last calibrated.

artborghi-d800-50_af_issue-small  artborghi-d800-16-35_af_issue-small
artborghi-D800-70-200VRII_af_issue-small 

As I could find a compromise with my D800 and the lenses I own, I do not want to risk. Unless you know of novel (after April 2013) Nikon guidelines for technical services on this D800 AF issue. Any news?

Click on each picture to magnify

Legend

L: left AF; M: middle AF; R: right AF; Lv: Live View; nAF: fine AF tuning value

red star: chosen setup
green point: as good as live view
orange point: acceptable but worse than live view

All picture open at maximum aperture, where the issue is mostly visible.

Pictures shot in different lights but also with  (16-35mm) / without (50mm, 70-200mm) the last D800 firmware update (A 1.01, B 1.02): some yellow tint removed from jpeg format?

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