I have three symptoms of what appear to be malfunctions with my D800E and curious if anyone has seen any of these. I look in the VF and everything looks fine - I take a shot, and 1. On some occasions, the next time I look in the VF the image I see is out of focus. Looks almost like a Lensbaby/selective focus effect. 2. On some occasions, the image I see after taking a shot is just dark, perhaps as if I were viewing the image in front of me through a lens that is totally stopped down 3. On some occasions, when I next trey to acquire focus after taking a shot, the lens hunts continuously on won't lock focus on anything, even if the simplest, clearest target. These three symptoms never happen at the same time (small blessings, I guess!) but I can mitigate all of them by toggling Live View on and off, usually just once. So when I am experiencing any of these three symptoms, hit LV on, then off, and the problem goes away.
These problems occur no matter what lens (300 f/2.8, 24-70, or 70-200 alt least I have tried. Anyone see a pattern here?? Obviously going back to NIkon for service, but wonder what these issues point to. Dennis
#1. "RE: focus problems x 3" In response to Reply # 0
I'm not 100% sure of how the D800 goes together, but I think that all of these would be explained by a mirror that is *slightly* loose on one side. The reason that LiveView might fix it is that it causes the mirror to flip up and down, and if my guess is correct, that apparently causes the mirror to seat properly. If this is the case, I think that just releasing the shutter would have the same effect. To put this in perspective, I'd give my guess about a 15% chance of being correct, but I can't think of anything else that would be more likely.
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