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Possible early failure with D4. Unless...


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PeterBeckett Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 04th Jan 2010
Mon 16-Apr-12 11:27 PM | edited Mon 16-Apr-12 11:29 PM by PeterBeckett

On Easter Sunday, I used my D4 with a well proven Pearstone radio-based remote release. Everything worked out perfectly. A couple of days later - same thing, no problems whatsoever!

Last night, absolutely nothing worked with either the Pearstone or any of my other remote triggers, wired or wireless. I happened to be trying to use the remote to start/stop video recording (which I had done many times without a problem). My first reaction was to go through all the menus to see if there seemed to be a way to completely disable use of a remote release for both stills and video. I couldn't find anything.

ALL the remote releases that fail to work with the D4 now, work properly with my D800.

So... Unless someone can point me to a way to disable D4 remote releases by menu selection(s), it would appear that the camera's remote interface (part of the connections that use the 10-pin connector) has "blown". The D4 operates absolutely perfectly using on-camera controls.

I used the same remote controls with a D3 and D3X without problems although it has only been with the D4 and D800 that I can use them for video start/stop.

BTW, I was/am an electronics engineer. I am familiar with potential problems with "static" when connecting two devices - and take reasonable precautions to avoid such possibilities.

From what I see, I'm probably going to have to send the D4 in for repair!

BTW, I did try using the "set everything back to defaults" option, but to no avail.

Comments anyone?


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