Wow Dave, sounds like quite a crop of cameras! Would like to see your profile filled in, what posse of lens to boot Best regards, SteveK My Nikonians gallery 'A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.' -- Dorothea Lange
No way I'm skaking my D700 to check it but I have had a similar issue and it turned out to be the strap lugs hitting the body. The camera in question (D200 I think) was missing those little black bits of plastic that stops the metal lug rubbing on the body.
Eventually I did find a pair on auction (some people will sell anything - but then I guess I was looking to buy a pair).
I hear it too on my D700 only when the pop-up flash is closed. It seems to be from the 2 little metal pieces that hold the built-in flash when popped. When the flash is retracted, the metal slides are "loose" and they rub against the holders on the flash, hence the noise. 3>:
Thank you for the information. Based on what I have read my D700 is ok. It looks like the little springs holding up the pop up flash make the noise. This is normal. I was also able to replicate the noise on my D300... The D3 with no flash is solid and has no noise.
I appropriate all your feedback. For some reason, I thought my 10 year old had dropped my camera or something. I am now relieved. I have to encourage him.. you should see some of his work.. he has the eye! Maybe its time for me to get him a D90 and protect the rest of my gear.