Hi, I'm new to the forum and I don't want to get an early rep as a moaner but I'd be interested in what other peoples' recent experience has been here.
I have D700 bodies and am looking to replace them soon. I was tempted by D800 so I bought one. It had the dreaded left AF points issue. I sent it back to the dealer and got a second. Same thing but as it was from the same batch I thought I'd leave it for a few months before trying again.
at the end of last month, I did and the same old problem was there. I called up Nikon to discuss and they told me they had never heard of such a thing. We had quite the chat which ended with me saying there were numerous reports online and from many respected togs. The Nikon man's response was that they didn't read stuff on the net. But he assured me that if such a thing did occur, any AF discrepancies would be easily solved by Nikon. With this in mind I kept the third body and sent it off.
When I sent it the outer left AF point was back - focussing by a large amount. When it came back it was fine but the other points were front-focussing by a large amount!
Called Nikon. The chap told me that it was all to do with the sensor resolution. He said if my D700s were of the same res I would find similar problems. The rather irritable way he explained it suggested to me that he'd had this conversation a few times before and was bored with it. I deduced that either Nikon AF was inadequate for the resolution of cameras they now produce or that there is some other serious issue with the D800 production.
Given Nikon's less than stellar response to the issue, I'm wondering if the Nikon AF is not up to the job.
Well, my D800 is going back to Amazon. I'm now left with some anxiety about how to replace my ageing D700s. I'm seriously considering jumping to Canon. Drastic I know! I did it the other way a while back and I don't want to be one of these serial switchers
I thought I'd share my experiences and see if anyone had had better luck. Seems to be hit and miss.
Should I hang on and hope Nikon sort it? If I thought they could I would, but I'm really not feeling confident at all. Can anyone give me hope?
Sorry again to have such a negative early post but its early in the morning here and I'm feeling fed up with it all
Thanks for listening