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"Thus, because of the apparent widespread nature of the problem and Nikon's response to it, I'm going to have to change my review to Not Recommended, and it will stay that way until such time as it becomes clear to me that all new cameras coming into the US are free of the left AF sensor programming problem. That might be a day, a week, a month, or more."

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That's a shame. Though this shouldn't affect most landscapers though, since they're likely using live view and MF'ing.

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Seems the more I read about these issues Nikon really missed a chance to steal alot of Canon users away. Wonder if any heads will roll due to this.

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I hear they have the same oil on the sensor problem as the D700 as well.

And I was like....oil on the sensor problem?? Apparently these cameras can somehow leak oil onto the sensor. Sounds wonderful.

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jwcdds wrote in post #14760746external link
That's a shame. Though this shouldn't affect most landscapers though, since they're likely using live view and MF'ing.

Shame live view sux on the d800...

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Numenorean wrote in post #14763876external link
I hear they have the same oil on the sensor problem as the D700 as well.

And I was like....oil on the sensor problem?? Apparently these cameras can somehow leak oil onto the sensor. Sounds wonderful.

Lubrication from the shutter getting flung around?

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1Ds3 had similar problem before.

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Lubrication from the shutter getting flung around?

Post #7, Jul 24, 2012 21:53:57


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Numenorean wrote in post #14763876external link
I hear they have the same oil on the sensor problem as the D700 as well.

And I was like....oil on the sensor problem?? Apparently these cameras can somehow leak oil onto the sensor. Sounds wonderful.

Never heard of it. I've had my D700 for a few years now and have only had to use a rocket blower to clean the sensor once. Compared to my 20D this thing stays amazingly clean.

Shame on Nikon if they're not acknowledging a widespread problem with the D800 though. Not a great way to build consumer confidence.

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Same here.

Bob_A wrote in post #14765242external link
Never heard of it. I've had my D700 for a few years now and have only had to use a rocket blower to clean the sensor once. Compared to my 20D this thing stays amazingly clean.

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Canon learned it's lesson a while back and has since been very forthcoming with admitting issues and keeping the user community in the loop. Evidently Nikon has yet to learn that lesson.

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gjl711 wrote in post #14765268external link
Canon learned it's lesson a while back and has since been very forthcoming with admitting issues and keeping the user community in the loop. Evidently Nikon has yet to learn that lesson.

A bit of customer backlash can be a humbling experience for a company and result in much needed organizational changes.

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Bob_A wrote in post #14765307external link
A bit of customer backlash can be a humbling experience for a company and result in much needed organizational changes.

gjl711 wrote in post #14765268external link
Canon learned it's lesson a while back and has since been very forthcoming with admitting issues and keeping the user community in the loop. Evidently Nikon has yet to learn that lesson.

Agreed. bw!

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gjl711 wrote in post #14765268external link
Canon learned it's lesson a while back and has since been very forthcoming with admitting issues and keeping the user community in the loop. Evidently Nikon has yet to learn that lesson.

Really? Then you must know what held up the 1Dx.

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rick_reno wrote in post #14765712external link
Really? Then you must know what held up the 1Dx.

Have any of the upper tier new releases kept their schedule post catastrophe? We're waiting on bodies AND lenses long since announced.

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rick_reno wrote in post #14765712external link
Really? Then you must know what held up the 1Dx.

Hey Rick, at least try to pretend that you have something positive to say about Canon. After all, you're in a Canon forum.

Don't you think it's funny that you came to a thread that informs us of a Nikon superuser's/mega-author's NON-recommendation of your beloved D800 and you're still bashing Canon?

It's OK man, take a breath, they're all good.

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