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jfitzg14

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jfitzg14 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2012
Fri 16-Nov-12 01:46 PM

Amazon just stopped selling the D800E. I have been doing a lot
of internet research and i am concerned about the different
issues the cameras has or might have.  I am no pro.  I don't
have the skills to sit here and do all of the focus test and
the like.  I am trying to just take pictures and develop my
skills.  What should I do?  Is the D800 less problematic?  I
have the D300 and have been frustrated with my pictures and I
found the camera to have a front focusing issue.  I am sending
that camera back to Nikon and I was going to upgrade to the
D800e.

dgs2

San Francisco, US
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dgs2 Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2004
Fri 16-Nov-12 07:16 PM

I'm not sure where you are in the world, but in the USA Amazon still appears to be selling the D800e. They even have a 2% cash back offer. I just went on their site.

More to your questions: From what I have read, the D800 was more likely to have to focus issue. Thom Hogan has written about this, I believe. Somewhere I read the thought was the D800e might have had more rigorous QC. In any case from what I have also read, the focus issue is mostly addressed in fresh stock cameras that are arriving in the USA. What other issues are you concerned about? I don't know of anything else significant.

dgs

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jfitzg14

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jfitzg14 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2012
Fri 16-Nov-12 08:34 PM

I actually called Amszon and was told they did not feel comfortable selling the camera at this time. They wouldn't giver a reason. Now it is back for sale

aay

CA
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#3. "RE: Amazon" | In response to Reply # 0

aay Registered since 11th Jul 2010
Fri 16-Nov-12 10:22 PM

To start off - I'm not a pro either. And I also was frustrated with my D90 back focusing issue. Which only sped up my upgrade to a FF camera, which was D800.

I got my D800 early on and am now dealing with focus issue. Since this is a lot of money, if you do decide to go with either model of D800 I would strongly suggest buying it from a dealer who has good return policy (no questions for a month?). Also I would highly suggest buying and then returning (sure, it's bad) if you don't want to keep a good fast wide lens (24mm? 35mm?) - which would allow you do to focus precision testing. If you do notice bad/inconsistent focus, do not hesitate to return/exchange camera right away. Do not bother sending it in for service.

And good luck to you no matter what camera you choose!

Alex
http://www.yermakov.net

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