#2. "RE: Problem with monitor??" In response to In response to 0 Sun 01-Sep-13 12:49 PM by anymouse73
I am REALLY grasping at straws for this one..,
(Just FYI - I don't have a D800 (yet), I have a D7100 and the TAM 18-270)
Basically, I'm looking at this like a computer problem. I've been working with THIS stuff since 1978!. Our cameras are basically specialized computers. The architecture is the same.
Barring a component failure, There are three things that can cause this sort of failure consistently: - Electromagnetic interference - noisy power or low battery - A bad connection
Unless you were near a radio / radar transmitting station, the EM interference probably is not it.
I would start by re-seating or swapping out the memory cards one at a time (do everything one thing at a time - to try and isolate the bad component), battery(ies), and any external connectors. The memory cards share the same bus with everything else in the camera, including the display controller. If anything interfered with or created noise on the bus at just the wrong time, the noise is interpreted as data, and the results are usually unpredictable.
I suppose it could have been a bad connection on the lens mount as well.
I hope it just doesn't happen again and we can chalk it up to purple gremlins. I know your confidence in the camera is shaken right now. I would feel that way if it happened to me. If it doesn't come back, it could have just been the lens connection. (We can hope)
Best of luck - and remember to breathe! Holding your breath doesn't help.