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Is my shutter about to fail?

niksi

Kranj, SI
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"RE: Is my shutter about to fail?"

niksi Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jul 2006
Thu 07-Mar-13 07:07 PM

Hi Lissa and welcome to Nikonians!

I strongly doubt that the shutter has a close connection with focusing mechanism and its speed. D700 cameras have nominal shutter release count at 150,000, but can work much longer. Check here http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/ for the expected shutter lifetime. D700 is unfortunately not in the database, but you can look at the D300 data.

According to your profile you mostly use AF-S lenses that have a built-in focus motor. Therefore I would first look to the bayonet contacts if they are dirty or damaged. If yes, just send the camera to Nikon representative for cleaning.

If you noticed the slow autofocus performance with AF lenses, the culprit is most probably the "screwdriver" motor built into the camera. Again, send the camera to authorized Nikon representative for testing and possibly replacing the motor.

The third possible cause would be dirty autofocus module inside the camera. Check whether the autofocus is slow on all autofocus sensors or just on some of them. If it is slow on just some of them then very probably these sensors are dirty and need professional cleaning.

Hope you will solve your problem quickly.

Best regards,

Niko
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