My D800 is soon going to be 1 year old and I have waited this long in hopes that Nikon repair centers would get a good handle on the focus issues surrounding the D800. All my lenses need -20 adjustment to get acceptable focus and I'm not talking cheap glass here; 70-200mm VR2, 24-120mm f2.8 AFS, 105 f2.8 Micro Nikkor, 50mm f1.4 and f1.8.
I know there are several repair centers, does anyone have a suggestion as to which to send it to or is it still pretty much a toss up? Have they gotten to a point where they can reliably address this issue?
BTW, I am not referring to the dreaded left focus problem as mine seems to be pretty consistent. I'm simply referring to how much back focus I have. Setting -20 gives me little leeway.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advise you may have.
There are two repair centers for warranty repairs: Los Angeles, CA and Melville, NY. I have read stories of success and frustration from both sites for D800 focus. From your location, Melville would be the standard choice. I will soon be sending in my D800 for the typical left focus issue and will be sending it to Melville just because it is the standard choice for my location.
Second, if you can get to a camera store and try your lenses on their demo camera, do so ASAP. Your goal is to demonstrate the lenses work fine on another camera. You will want to have photos before the repair, photos of another camera with your lenses before the repair, and photos post-repair.
>You might try Smyrna Camera Repair. They are Nikon >authorized, do great work, and should handle warranty issues. >They are very reasonably priced for non-warranty work as >well. > >You could have a face to face to.
I used them for some repair....the owner is a Korean guy who's been working Nikon's for 30 years.....great small place....
Mon 11-Mar-13 11:32 AM | edited Mon 11-Mar-13 11:33 AM by venusian
I went to the Smyrna Camera Repair website (http://www.cameraservicepro.com/) and their warranty repairs do not appear to cover the D800...I hope this is not the case...should my D800E need repairs in the future, I would send it to a place like this before sendng to Nikon.
>I went to the Smyrna Camera Repair website >(http://www.cameraservicepro.com/) and their warranty repairs >do not appear to cover the D800...I hope this is not the >case...should my D800E need repairs in the future, I would >send it to a place like this before sendng to Nikon.
Currently, there are NO authorized repair facilities that can work on a D800. Nikon is our only option.