Thu 01-Nov-12 09:28 AM | edited Thu 01-Nov-12 09:32 AM by SirPuttsAlot
Just like you, I always check my camera's when I first take them out of the box and I have never received a camera with any actuations on it, sounds like a demo or returned item.
>am I being unreasonably fussy here?
I don't think so. In the US a returned items sells as an Open Box and typically at a discount. I know Crutchfield sells open box D800's at $2699 ($300 discount) all the time.
But it's completely up to you if it's worth the battle. I personally would 1st check if it has the left focus issue, if it does not, then I would try and get some $$$ back as they sold you a used camera. If they are unwilling, I would return it.