D610 replacement for D600 experiences
Has anyone received their new D610 replacement for their defective D600 yet? I am awaiting mine and was curious to know what others experiences might be. Did you, for instance, receive a whole new package with all the accessories or just a body in a plain shipping box? What were you expecting with this? What was the waiting time from when your D600 was received by Nikon to when you received your D610? I imagine others waiting would like to know the answers to these and other questions. Thanks for the community!
#1. "RE: D610 replacement for D600 experiences" | In response to Reply # 0Gr8lander Registered since 14th Jun 2010Mon 07-Apr-14 07:00 PM | edited Mon 07-Apr-14 07:01 PM by Gr8lander
I'm waiting for mine too. Looking at some of the experiences on another forum, it does seem like the turnaround time is quick now; about a week. I imagine that will slow down though, as more replacements are approved and stock backs up.
Editing to add that it appears that warranty on the replacements are only 6 months, or whatever was left on your previous warranty, whichever is greater.
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#2. "RE: D610 replacement for D600 experiences" | In response to Reply # 1Batman007 Registered since 03rd Apr 2014Thu 17-Apr-14 05:45 PM
I have received my replacement D610 in a surprisingly short time. Nikon LA overnighted me a new boxed body with all the accessories, just as if I had bought it at retail. I was concerned about this as I had only returned the body from the D600. I was very happy to see that I now have an extra battery and even better, and extra battery charger at no charge!
I had had the D600 shutter replaced twice, and after oil on the sensor a week after the second replacement, I sent Nikon a note including a file with the evidence on it, and they responded within a day saying they would look into my case. The next day I got a call from Nikon New York saying they would replace the camera with a new D610. I boxed my D600 up immediately and sent it to LA. Within four days I received the D610.
My first experience with the body was not good, however. I charged the new battery, went out to text it and the camera locked up on the third frame. I got an error message in the top LCD. The camera would not work. Panicked, I remembered a solution for this from my D200, which is to turn the camera off, remove the lens, cover the mount with your hand, turn the camera on and fire the shutter once. The somehow resets the camera and works well with a D200 and third party lenses, which is how I found out about the fix.
Once this was done, the camera worked just fine. I have run about 500 frames through the camera with no problems at all so far. No dust, no oil, no focus problems. I am using Nikkors and a borrowed Sigma 80-400mm on this new body with excellent results.
Glad I responded to the recall, and happy with the new body, accessories and will relate this to all who inquire. I have used Nikon gear for almost forty years, and they didn't abandon me mount wise over this time as Canon did their customers. Glad to say I can use my old manual focus AI lenses on the new D610. Best of all worlds.
My hope is other Nikonians have as positive an experience as I have had.