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D700 Shaking Noise

zoomphotog

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zoomphotog Registered since 15th Sep 2008
Tue 11-Nov-08 11:52 PM

Folks, when I shake my D700 without a lens on.. I hear a clicking / Metallic rubbing noise around the pop up flash area. When I pop the flash open and shake the sound goes away.

Question, is this common with the Ninkon D700 and D300? Please advise..

irq

San Diego, US
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#1. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 0

irq Registered since 23rd May 2004
Wed 12-Nov-08 03:08 AM

I was able to make my D700 make that sound. Can't do it every time but a few shakes made it happen. It's probably related to the flash latching mechanism, I really wouldn't worry about it.

jos van zetten

Amsterdam, NL
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#2. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 1

jos van zetten Registered since 05th Sep 2007
Wed 12-Nov-08 11:09 AM

So don't shake your cam

Sorry for the joke, if i shake the d700 i hear nothing.
Perhaps the metal rings on your strap?

bkjoosten

Houston, US
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#3. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 0

bkjoosten Registered since 20th May 2003
Wed 12-Nov-08 01:03 PM | edited Wed 12-Nov-08 01:03 PM by bkjoosten

I get it, too. Something to do with the onboard flash latch or springs.

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hwdx347

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#4. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 0

hwdx347 Basic Member
Wed 12-Nov-08 02:48 PM

It may be the vertical/horizontal sensor and if so it's normal.

Hedley
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zoomphotog

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#5. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 4

zoomphotog Registered since 15th Sep 2008
Wed 12-Nov-08 04:01 PM

All, thanks for the input so far..

My D3 does not make this sound.. but by D700 and D300 make the sound..

irq

San Diego, US
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#6. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 5

irq Registered since 23rd May 2004
Wed 12-Nov-08 04:19 PM

I'm 100% it's not any problem or issue or anything to be concerned about. It's barely perceptible, too. Please lets not let this turn into some kind of "thing"

KnightPhoto

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#7. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 5

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Wed 12-Nov-08 10:40 PM

Wow Dave, sounds like quite a crop of cameras! Would like to see your profile filled in, what posse of lens to boot
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zoomphotog

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#8. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 7

zoomphotog Registered since 15th Sep 2008
Thu 13-Nov-08 12:52 AM | edited Thu 13-Nov-08 12:54 AM by zoomphotog

Steve - KnightPhoto - Per your request, I have updated my profile.

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RobLamb

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#9. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 0

RobLamb Registered since 29th Sep 2006
Sat 15-Nov-08 09:45 AM

No way I'm skaking my D700 to check it but I have had a similar issue and it turned out to be the strap lugs hitting the body. The camera in question (D200 I think) was missing those little black bits of plastic that stops the metal lug rubbing on the body.

Eventually I did find a pair on auction (some people will sell anything - but then I guess I was looking to buy a pair).

Rob

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nhaak

Enhörna, SE
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#10. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 9

nhaak Registered since 15th Nov 2006
Sun 16-Nov-08 02:23 PM

No sound on mine...

hqasem

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#11. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 0

hqasem Registered since 30th Sep 2006
Mon 17-Nov-08 04:49 AM

I hear it too on my D700 only when the pop-up flash is closed. It seems to be from the 2 little metal pieces that hold the built-in flash when popped. When the flash is retracted, the metal slides are "loose" and they rub against the holders on the flash, hence the noise. 3>:

http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/cameras/2008/nikond700/d700-popup.jpg

You obviously won't hear the noise on a D3 (it has no built-in flash) but will likely hear it on a D300, and other models.

I was worried when I first read your post, but after seeing the piece myself, I'm no longer worried. You could probably dampen the noise, but I wouldn't worry about it.

Happy shooting.

--Hussam

zoomphotog

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#12. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 0

zoomphotog Registered since 15th Sep 2008
Tue 18-Nov-08 12:59 AM

All,

Thank you for the information. Based on what I have read my D700 is ok. It looks like the little springs holding up the pop up flash make the noise. This is normal. I was also able to replicate the noise on my D300... The D3 with no flash is solid and has no noise.

I appropriate all your feedback. For some reason, I thought my 10 year old had dropped my camera or something. I am now relieved. I have to encourage him.. you should see some of his work.. he has the eye! Maybe its time for me to get him a D90 and protect the rest of my gear.

THX DM


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cfeather

Kingsville, US
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#13. "RE: D700 Shaking Noise" | In response to Reply # 12

cfeather Registered since 23rd Dec 2005
Fri 28-Nov-08 10:53 PM

Took the lens off and found a penny in side the mirror box, change left over from $3K.

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