I received my D800e yesterday and was naturally impatient to try it out. I wanted to charge the battery fully first so I put it on the charger and decided to have a look through the viewfinder. I attached my trusty 24-70 and looked through the viewfinder. I couldn't get it to focus in the viewfinder, focusing manually changed the degree of out of focus but I couldn't get it near sharp. Understandably concerned I then put the battery in and it focused perfectly and after that initial AF was also able to focus manually, even with the batt out.
So, anyone got any idea what happens on that first event? Does this happen to all D800s?
Tomorrow I will be fine tuning all my lenses with my LensAlign rig, guess I'll find out if there are any real issues.