It is getting tiresome to wade through the repetitive posts re the D800 focus. Note there are three devoted to Bythom alone and from people who do not own the camera.
It would be fun again to exchange posts with those who actually use the camera and make images with it. Now it is becoming hard to find those posts. How about a new forum for people to post complaints?
I'm against it for the same reason I was against the D700/D800 split: too many forums. I had a D700 for 2 years and a D800 for a month and I still don't see the benefit to splitting the forums. If we have a forum for griping then we'll need a forum for every other disagreement.
So, here is my list of new forums we need here on Nikonians:
Canon vs Nikon forum Ken Rockwell - Battle Royale forum ByThom - about Thom's opinions Nikon Rumors discussions forum People using expensive cameras who don't know how to use them forum Equipment is too heavy complaint forum Lens testing forum Camera testing forum My first pictures with a new camera to show everyone I have a new camera forum My camera has arrived forum! My camera hasn't arrived forum! What lens should I get forum? What cameras do professionals use forum? People think these are toy cameras, you shouldn't buy one forum Just plain grousing forum Video is for losers forum Video is the future forum Suck it up, video is here to stay forum
When people have a problem, they tend to vent, and this is the place to vent about D800 problems. Hopefully, as the problems are resolved, the complaints will settle down. Perhaps the moderator will lock the duplicate threads and link to the originals.
My D800 is in Melville right now for repair of the left autofocus problem, and I am looking forward to getting it back so I can stop testing and start shooting. It seems to me that the best thing Nikon could do right now is issue some sort of statement about the problem, but that is a topic for another thread.
This is a purely cynical reply, so please excuse me whilst I rant away.
Do the latest D800's come focus defect free"? Because, if not and until they do, then I'm not ordering one. Just out of interest is it yet known that Nikon - "have/are/maybe/perhaps/one day soon/don't know/anyway, we've got your money/ we're working on it/stuff happens/get over it/whatever/hey, we were going to release a statement, but do you know what we just couldn't be bothered " - sorry I digress, but have they addressed and fixed it in new builds, or is that pure wishful thinking on my part?
The only certainty is that they're not getting money plundered from my hard earned savings unless they have fixed it. Hard enough getting the D800 delivered without suspicion from "management" without the stress of having to send it back for repair.
Thu 26-Jul-12 12:33 AM | edited Thu 26-Jul-12 12:36 AM by icslowmo
I agree, but not a completely new section, make a sub thread under the D800 forum for complaints and issues.... Normal questions would be fine in the normal forum, but all the focus issues and/or shipping delays etc..... Should be found under a sub forum.... Also would work great for any new camera bodies that come out that way the normal section isn't just filled with complaints and issues just normal " I love this camera...." and "look what I shot this week" kind of stuff....
Hey there! Saw you are from Phoenix, I'm in the NW Valley.
Took my new D800 on our "once in a lifetime" trip to Europe and and NO problems with focus on my D800. I use the "disconnected focus" instead of the "arrows adjustment" to move the focus around... Have been using it this way for years... So don't think the focus issue affects me.
Own- D800, D3s, D300. Trying to sell the D3s, AWESOME for my church work, but rough on vacations/hikes (too heavy for my poor old back). So been using the D800 to see how bad the low-light is before it goes...
To cut down on the useless posts clogging the forums, one new forum is needed: "Complaints about camera I do not own"
One would be inattentive if they failed to notice that so many people posting the most bitter comments about the D800 and D7000 before it, were not owners of the models they are so hostile towards. What's with all the calls for a recall from people who admit they don't even have a camera that would be involved? Stan St Petersburg Russia