You may recall that the Commander Mode in my new D800E was inoperable, out of the box.
Following its trip to Nikon, I picked it up today and learned that they replaced the Commander Mode circuit board.
Everything checks out perfectly now.
I suspect that the complexity of modern digital cameras is such that factory testing of all possible functions and states prior to shipment is impractical. Thus, we the consumers are the final testing agents.
In fairness I will comment that this is the first digital camera out of all those I have purchased over the years that failed out of the box.
I really can't complain.
HBB in Phoenix, Arizona Nikonian Team Member
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