Much has be made about malfunctioning left sided AF points, exposure issues, lock-ups, etc! I ordered my D800 from my favorite local camera store. I'm #14 on the waiting list. Initially I was told the wait would be 5 weeks. That was a month ago. Now I'm told it will be longer. I think this is ok and maybe Nikon will have time to correct these issues.
I would like to put my D800 through the paces before it leaves the camera store. I do lots of business with these guys and they will give me another if mine is flawed. How would you test the camera initially. Lets assume I have a big CF card and a fully charged battery.
Well that's hard to say. I picked mine up on March 22 which was the release date. It's a low serial # 30015xx and since I've been reading about all of the problems I have checked it in every way I could and so far I've got a perfect camera. Maybe on the early ones Nikon was double checking or I was lucky.
Apparently, I'm part of an unhurried minority. I cancelled my Feb 7 pre-order with B&H and am happily waiting to get a flawless D800E from July, August or September production. I never needed to "check out" my N90 or F4 or D200, D300 or D700 and I do not intend to be a Beta tester for a $3300 D800E.
Gator Bob in Gainesville FL D700 & SB800 * D800 on order Nikkors: *14-24 * 28-300 * PC-E 85mm *50mm 1.8 Tamron 90mm Macro
I picked mine up on March 30. Very low serial number. Almost two months in I have tried to find every defect listed on the web and till now the only real defect was the battery recall. Hope your D800 is not affected either.
Sat 26-May-12 01:19 AM | edited Sat 26-May-12 01:24 AM by DigitalDarrell
Deleted. I misunderstood the question.
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