Re: D800 'not recommended'
As far as I'm aware Nikon haven't said anything and that's what Thom is complaining about. I had an D800 body with the fault and I sent it back. The replacement also had the fault plus another AF issue which meant that even with the centre point, around 15% of the time the camera wouldnt focus properly ( I don't mean it was a little off, I mean it was seriously crazily wrong ) so I sent that back too.
Originally Posted by Alex1994
I would have kept the first one but when I contacted Nikon they denied there was any issue and when I cited some known experts they said they "didn't read internet reports". If they had said there was an issue but they had a fix then I'd have happily sent it in and waited for them to fix it. But they didn't.
This "fix" people keep talking about is one camera being sorted and it has spread all over the internet. Maybe Nikon do have a fix. I surely hope they do, but their denial of any issue at all just increases anxiety and suspicion. There are lots of reports of people sending them back numerous times and only having the issue partially resolved. I don't know how accurate these reports are but Nikon really needs to stand up and be honest here.
Anyway, due to their current state of denial I've decided to keep my money in my pocket for the time being until I feel confident that the AF system works.
As to recent batches, the last body I had was from last week so there you go !!
Shame because when I used Live View to focus or when I used the centre or right sided AF points in the first body I had, the results were absolutely wonderful. I'm sure it will get sorted in due course, and when it does I will bite their hand off for this camera
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