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Mar 11, 2012 19:29 |  #5176

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Mar 11, 2012 19:42 |  #5177

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Mar 11, 2012 19:44 |  #5178

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Mar 11, 2012 22:17 |  #5179

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Sommat wrong there I think :).

A serious point - are Nikon charging to repair/replace the D700 hot shoe? Even though it's clearly a design/manufacturing fault?


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Mar 11, 2012 22:19 |  #5180

peterbj7 wrote in post #14069677 (external link)
A serious point - are Nikon charging to repair/replace the D700 hot shoe? Even though it's clearly a design/manufacturing fault?

Yes, they charge for it, and despite just about every professional needing to have it replaced at least once they won't declare it a fault or fix it free unless it happens inside the one year warranty. Apparently it costs around $300.


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Mar 11, 2012 22:24 |  #5181

peterbj7 wrote in post #14069677 (external link)
Sommat wrong there I think :).

A serious point - are Nikon charging to repair/replace the D700 hot shoe? Even though it's clearly a design/manufacturing fault?

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Yes, they charge for it, and despite just about every professional needing to have it replaced at least once they won't declare it a fault or fix it free unless it happens inside the one year warranty. Apparently it costs around $300.

$300? damn!!! :mad: I will be going to the Nikon center in a short while :(


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Mar 11, 2012 22:27 |  #5182

That REALLY puts me off the Nikon brand. I could relate my personal experiences with Canon's after-sales service, but let's just say they don't behave like that.


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Mar 11, 2012 22:47 |  #5183

monk3y wrote in post #14065595 (external link)
Sheesh!!! I did leave flash on it and put it in the back seat last week sunday and drove for an hour I think. My unit is grey... I hope they fix it at a reasonable price... I guess I need to head to the newly opened Nikon service center here :lol:

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Or you can take a pair of needle nose pliers to the prongs and bend them in a bit. That's what I did to mine tightens up the slot which the flash slides in.

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Mar 11, 2012 22:49 |  #5184

Is that all it is? The wrong steel used for spring contacts? And they charge $300 to replace it? Extraordinary.


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Mar 11, 2012 23:14 |  #5185

monk3y wrote in post #14069714 (external link)
$300? damn!!! :mad: I will be going to the Nikon center in a short while :(

Hi Steven. Sorry to hear about your D700.

I had my D700 shot shoe replaced last year and Nikon USA charged around $270 which also included sensor cleaning, checked AF and replaced the external rubber grip even though I didn't asked them to replace it for me. So they pretty much returned my camera back to OEM specifications.


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Mar 11, 2012 23:49 |  #5186

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I've heard that you can't use the 24mm PC-E on the D800/D800E? :confused:

You can use the lens, just not the shifting and tilting feature ... which would mean you'd have a pretty expensive 24mm lens :)

http://imaging.nikon.c​om …/d800/compatibi​lity02.htm (external link)

I've read a few posts where people are trying to find out exactly what the interference is. Maybe the knobs are too big and interfere with the body, limiting the movement.


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Mar 12, 2012 00:28 |  #5187

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You can use the lens, just not the shifting and tilting feature ... which would mean you'd have a pretty expensive 24mm lens :)

http://imaging.nikon.c​om …/d800/compatibi​lity02.htm (external link)

I've read a few posts where people are trying to find out exactly what the interference is. Maybe the knobs are too big and interfere with the body, limiting the movement.

One of my buddies uses the Nikon 24mm PC-E lens with his D700 and has no issue with it. There could be some extreme settings where the pop-up flash might be in the way but that never bothered him.


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Mar 12, 2012 00:50 |  #5188

gqtuazon wrote in post #14070179 (external link)
One of my buddies uses the Nikon 24mm PC-E lens with his D700 and has no issue with it. There could be some extreme settings where the pop-up flash might be in the way but that never bothered him.

Nikon states on their site that the 24mm PC-E is compatible with the D700 ( http://imaging.nikon.c​om …/pce_24mmf_35ed​/index.htm (external link) ). I suspect that they made a tiny change to the pop-up flash design on the D800 causing an interference.

Hopefully Nikon will find a work-around like sending the lens in to get replacement knobs that don't interfere (if that's the issue).


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Mar 12, 2012 01:46 |  #5189

fastermaster wrote in post #14069804 (external link)
Or you can take a pair of needle nose pliers to the prongs and bend them in a bit. That's what I did to mine tightens up the slot which the flash slides in.

Cost 0$

I don't think that's the issue...mine is as tight as can be, no play at all. when I talked to the technician he said its not the mount but probably the circuit inside it that controls the flash.

peterbj7 wrote in post #14069809 (external link)
Is that all it is? The wrong steel used for spring contacts? And they charge $300 to replace it? Extraordinary.

you'll know when I get mine :lol: I'll try and ask for the replaced parts :lol:

gqtuazon wrote in post #14069905 (external link)
Hi Steven. Sorry to hear about your D700.

I had my D700 shot shoe replaced last year and Nikon USA charged around $270 which also included sensor cleaning, checked AF and replaced the external rubber grip even though I didn't asked them to replace it for me. So they pretty much returned my camera back to OEM specifications.

Hey Mr. Glenn... this is Steven from DPP too :D don't forget to check out the Philippines thread :D

Nikon Cebu told me that they would get back to me in a day or two...hopefully it won't cost that much for me ;)

Bob_A wrote in post #14070014 (external link)
You can use the lens, just not the shifting and tilting feature ... which would mean you'd have a pretty expensive 24mm lens :)

http://imaging.nikon.c​om …/d800/compatibi​lity02.htm (external link)

I've read a few posts where people are trying to find out exactly what the interference is. Maybe the knobs are too big and interfere with the body, limiting the movement.

ahhhh wow... so that's really true? you can't tilt or shift? that's really bad!


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Mar 13, 2012 03:31 |  #5190

No more Canon bodies for me. Have one D7000, the 18-105 kit lens, a 24-105 3.5-5.6 VR, and a 70-300 VR on the way. On the list for the D800 and will be picking up Nikon glass as I sell of my L collection.


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