I'm concerned, baffled, perplexed & will state this very carefully:
The body has the 2 metal eyelets on either side of the top for the camera strap which when the camera is moved, tilted or otherwise rotated will rattle and produce audible noise. There is no strap attached yet.
Is there any other possible part (mechanical?) of the body that would produce a "rattling" sound when the body is subject to motion?
How about anything inside such as a loose screw/or mystery item?
My body produces a rattling sound. It makes no difference whether the lens on or off.
So, the bundled lens is fine.
I've had this camera less than 5 days & it's deliberately not yet been subjected to test shots outside my apt. For the most part, since delivery it's been sitting around unused on a flat surface pending developments as my time and attention has been absorbed in other areas of life.
What are your views? Happen to any of you or someone you know?
#5. "RE: What else would cause rattling noise?" In response to Reply # 0
I am sorry to be a bit honest or even harsh, but you are really trying to find an issue in your D800 after the episode with BH or am I wrong? get this camera an go out shooting, like a complete weekend, do like 2000 shots then make a conclusion... It is just a camera, if you don't like it, just ask for money back.
#7. "RE: What else would cause rattling noise?" In response to Reply # 5
>I am sorry to be a bit honest or even harsh, but you are >really trying to find an issue in your D800 after the episode >with BH or am I wrong? >get this camera an go out shooting, like a complete weekend, >do like 2000 shots then make a conclusion... It is just a >camera, if you don't like it, just ask for money back.
Logically, would why anybody intentionally go out and look for more problems as there's already plenty in life? I don't.
I wish the B&H thread related posters would put it behind them and become able to realize that any question I have is expressing a genuine concern, trying to understand something or to become better educated.
Also, I have to limit shots as the return policy is 150.
The "rattle" I heard in my first D800 from the built-in flash housing was so loud it was impossible to ignore - I thought something was physically broken. If you read my post, I had the camera replaced, and I have not had a problem since. My replacement is not completely silent, but no where near as loud as the first camera.
#12. "RE: What else would cause rattling noise?" In response to Reply # 0
> >My body produces a rattling sound. It makes no difference >whether the lens on or off.
> >What are your views? Happen to any of you or someone you >know? > >Thanks in advance. >
Both of my D800e's rattle a little, one more than the other, but as pointed out, this is the pop-up flash attachment hinges. Pop-up your flash and press it down ever so slightly and you can gently move the hinge/scissors levers to replicate the rattle.
Nothing to worry about. To be honest with you, I have over 50,000 shutter actuations on both cameras and never even noticed it until this thread. Go and enjoy your camera and stop shaking it! It is one of the most amazing image capturing devices to be placed in our hands.
#13. "RE: What else would cause rattling noise?" In response to Reply # 0
Speaking as someone who has had both a problem camera and a normal camera, I want to point out that there are two very different noise levels involved with the D800 rattle question.
The normal camera does, as everyone has noted, make a rattle if you shake it, and otherwise is not noticeable and not a problem. My current D800 does exactly that.
But with my first D800 the noise was exponentially louder - not in the same universe as my current one. Just gently tipping the camera from side to side - no shaking at all - would create a noise that sounded like screws were rolling around inside the flash housing. It was loud enough to be heard by anyone in the same room, not something you had to really try to hear. Something with at least one of the flash hinges was clearly defective, so I had the camera replaced with a new one.
For still photography I guess I could have ignored it, but occasionally I use my D800 to shoot video with the built-in mic, which sits right next to the flash. If I moved the camera enough to create the rattle it would be recorded very loud and clear, and for me that was unacceptable.
Bruce, if you have anything like my first one, I would send it back while you can, especially if you will shoot video. But if you have to shake the camera to hear it, then you probably what others have described and it is not a problem.