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Goodbye Nikon; Thanks for Nothing

 
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Oct 03, 2019 20:13 |  #31

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I am sorry for the experience. Perhaps it was just the people you dealt with that caused the issue.
Meanwhile, you should switch to Canon. I have been using their products for over 12 years (when I was 13) and have never faced any issue with the service or warrantee.

I'm looking into the Fuji X-H1 as a replacement currently. I own a lot of manual focus Nikon lenses that I still want to be able to use fairly well, and they'll work better with the fuji than they would Canon.


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Oct 04, 2019 09:44 |  #32

The biggest problem with used cameras is you never really know what your are getting. It could have been babied or it could have been abused. I take extraordinarily good care of my bodies and lenses, even though they get professional use. I began doing photography in 1972 and have been a Nikon user since 1973. Every one of my bodies has been bought new, with the exception of the very first one, a Nikon FTN (which by the way I still have and still use, and by the way is also my avatar!). With a used or refurbished lens you never know what kind of treatment it has gotten. Was this body refurbished by Nikon or by the seller? That could make a big difference.

I am sorry that you have had such a bad experience with Nikon, I have always been treated very well by them and apart from my Hasselblad 500CM, which actually still gets a fair amount of use today especially in black and white, I would never consider using any other brand of gear.




  
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Oct 04, 2019 20:48 |  #33

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Was this body refurbished by Nikon or by the seller? That could make a big difference.

Refurbished by Nikon themselves.


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Oct 04, 2019 20:50 |  #34

Quick update: Got the camera back and it wasn't fixed. After I approved the estimate, they decided to replace the rubber and adjust the AF system and send it back as is. The invoice I received from them is completely different from what I approved.


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Oct 04, 2019 23:06 |  #35

Scottboarding wrote in post #18938632 (external link)
Quick update: Got the camera back and it wasn't fixed. After I approved the estimate, they decided to replace the rubber and adjust the AF system and send it back as is. The invoice I received from them is completely different from what I approved.

Now you have yourself a serious complaint. Consumer protection bureau. I wouldn't stand for a "Lemon" sold as refurbished. Go back to BH Photo and tell them.


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Oct 05, 2019 17:08 |  #36

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I wouldn't stand for a "Lemon" sold as refurbished. Go back to BH Photo and tell them.

I'm not sure what they could do. I bought it back in March so it's well past the return date now.


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Oct 05, 2019 17:43 |  #37

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I'm not sure what they could do. I bought it back in March so it's well past the return date now.

Call B&H. These guys go out of their way to take care of us. That's why they are still in business.

You got screwed. Call them and give them the run down and what you have been through.

Consumer protection bureau will have you file a complaint that they will investigate.

I did this with a repair shop who literally drove my van around with no oil or coolant in it thinking they were done.
And they charged me for it leaving me stranded in their town.


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Oct 06, 2019 00:24 |  #38

Could be worse, You may of spent thousands of dollars on the newest Canon 600mm and had a lemon on your hands like is happening to owners of it now. Just look around and You'll find the complaints about it




  
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