Having read posts with regards to the D4 and the number of so called faults, ie left focus sensor and now green tint on the display LCD. Has Nikon pushed the D4 out before all the bugs have been sorted. I never buy the first shipment of anything for that reason. I am looking to buy a D4 in the near future but I am concerned about their quality control. I have had a D200, D2Xs, D3 and a D3s with no faults at all. I think that Nikon have let the side down with their Pro camera.Pushing the product out and waiting for consumers feed back is just not expectable. Nikon - get your act together or you will loose out to Canon.
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#1. "RE: D4 Problems" | In response to Reply # 0KnightPhoto Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sun 29-Jul-12 01:01 PM
My D4 seems very go so far (three and a half months). I did an informal test once and results seemed OK, and certainly not seeing a pattern in real world shooting other than the AF nails the heck out of anything you point it at.
I want to do the full formal test when I get time, but alas have weeding, yard work, and golf on the menu today, so the formal test remains on the todo list. I'll be posting my results in one of the threads on the D1/D2/D3/D4 forum eventually.
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#2. "RE: D4 Problems" | In response to Reply # 0agitater Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007Mon 30-Jul-12 02:24 AM
>Having read posts with regards to the D4 and the number of so
>called faults, ie left focus sensor and now green tint on the
>display LCD. Has Nikon pushed the D4 out before all the bugs
>have been sorted.
All the professional photographers who field tested the D4 had nothing but great things to say about it. The LCD and left focus point issues arose when the camera went into full production. Problems with some batches of parts and calibration on the assembly line it seems.
> I never buy the first shipment of anything
>for that reason. I am looking to buy a D4 in the near future
>but I am concerned about their quality control.
The first/early D4 shipments are long gone, so you're okay to buy now IMO.
>I have had a
>D200, D2Xs, D3 and a D3s with no faults at all. I think that
>Nikon have let the side down with their Pro camera.Pushing the
>product out and waiting for consumers feed back is just not
>expectable. Nikon - get your act together or you will loose
>out to Canon.
Probably not. Canon has its own quality control problems too from time to time. Every manufacturer has quality control problems from time to time. Your string of great cameras demonstrates how well Nikon usually does. Early adoption teething problems are not reasons to be surprised. Besides that, my D4 is perfect.
#3. "RE: D4 Problems" | In response to Reply # 0Watcher57 Registered since 16th Mar 2012Mon 30-Jul-12 03:15 PM
I've had my D4 since beginning. Love it and have not experienced problems to date.
Have done one firmware update. Went fine.
Tired of reading about threats to jump ship because of problems. Nikon has had great line up of cameras and lenses for me. I enjoy using Nikon more than Canon (I had started out with Canon) -- but that's me.
If you like Nikon - stick with Nikon. If you like Canon - go with Canon. Use the system that works for you. Problems happen to either system. If yours has a problem, take back to seller or send to Nikon.
#5. "RE: D4 Problems" | In response to Reply # 3Clipper144 Registered since 21st Feb 2007Tue 31-Jul-12 06:10 PM
I am not sure who has made threats about jumping ship but $6300.00 is a lot of money...I am pissed because my D4 is experiencing focusing issues and have wasted a lot of time trying to figure out that it wasn't me but the camera; I've tried every lens I own. So, if I was to calculate my 8 day trip to Vancouver and then god knows how many hours out in the field which amounted to some 3000 images being shot, I'd consider jumping ship too. But, I don't give up that easily and the camera is now with Nikon. I hope they can fix it and that will be it, but I have that funny feeling this will be an ongoing issue.
Yes, I suspect Nikon pushed things out faster than the Q.C. folks could deal with. After all, it is the year of the summer olympics.
#4. "RE: D4 Problems" | In response to Reply # 0
I've had no issues with mine, all I keep thinking is how amazing this machine is. As far as the green screen goes, I didn't notice it and then I saw this video of two guys whining about the screen being green. I don't know, I thought after seeing the video that maybe my screen looked green, but I think it was just my poor impressionable head. I think they might have gotten a bad one, it happens.
If your thinking of switching to Cannon just do it, I would avoid the new 5d mark iii, cannon is running around trying to figure out why the 5D is leaking light and how to fix all the cameras that left the factory.