" while a few others did have need for a factory refresh."
"Refresh", indeed. Many of the early fixes were a no-fix disaster. Later fixes mostly were a work-around patch that still requires another fix. Owners had to pay for shipping and Nikon never, ever said one word.
" A few", indeed. An estimated 15% to 25% of the first few months of $3000 D800s were flawed right out of the box, based on Hogan's extensive research into the focus nightmare.
Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico *D800E *D700 *SB800 *RRS TVC-24L Nikkors: *14-24 *70-200 VRII *T-20E III *50 f/1.8 *PC-E 85 *28-300 Tamron: * 90mm Macro *