My Nikon D800 is 3xx13xx in the serial number. I have tested it very well with a lot of different lenses. No AF problems at all!
============================================== Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) www.pictureandpen.com "Better too many words than not enough understanding." ==============================================
Wed 25-Apr-12 03:28 PM | edited Thu 26-Apr-12 04:15 AM by km6xz
There are probably 50,000 D800's out in the field now, so 1 person who has posted frequently about the problem and a couple not known to even have any Nikon gear chiming in sounds like a pretty darn good record. Imagine if car companies made cars with so few defects on delivery. Currently the number of industry delivered defects on new cars is around 100...per car. Only a few get the attention of the owner. It that one person who determined the problem was speaking while a few dozen were staying quiet, the reliability rate would be an industry leader. The best time to get an overview of how reliable a product is, particularly a complex precision product is from point later in time, a year or so. The first reports on that same forum, if believed, would have meant the D90 was the worst camera ever put out. A year later, when people became for familiar with it and photography in general the general consensus is that it in fact was one of the most well sorted out DLSR's ever, with no defect correcting firmware needed. Ask a Pentax or Canon owner about firmware updates needed to fix problems one after another. I am surprised how few complaints there are. There were far more complaints and whining before it was even released, before anyone used it.How many hundreds of "it can't be shot handheld" or "it needs extremely costly primes" type posts before new owners took possession and proved all that wrong. Stan St Petersburg Russia
I always get to laugh in unison at the circumspect assuage you add to these frenetic and somewhat unreasoned tags and links, about the dire aspects of Nikon technology.
The link provided above, is one operator's take and it appears that very early NPS releases in a significantly small percentage of the bodies, may have had some detail issues with the on hand lenses at Nikon.
I believe we crossed that bridge also, prior to the D7K, which you eventually acquired and still are using no doubt for fine arts or theater performance acquisition.