Monday, July 2, 2012

Nikon D800 focus issues part II

Nikon Professional Services has confirmed that the focus issue does exist and is both a hardware and software issue, though no mention of how widespread the issue is.

The bad news about this whole situation is that since there is a hardware issue that means you're going to have to send it into Nikon for repair, and if the problem is widespread then that is going to mean long  waits for repairs for non-NPS members.


6 comments:

Barry Balderson said...

Bummer! Can we presume that if a camera has this problem then it will be noticeable from the beginning? Since I have not yet seen any problem, might I conclude that my D800 is not thus affected? Or is it gonna bite me in the ass later?

J. Dennis Thomas said...

From what I understand it's pretty apparent from the get-go. I doubt you're going to see a problem develop.

Anonymous said...

Hi - do you have any official reference to that "problem confirmation" from Nikon.
I am having this focus issue with my D800 and Nikon insists there is no issue.

Vanna So said...

This problem is worst than light leak for Canon 5d Mark III

J. Dennis Thomas said...

My copy doesn't have the problem, my information comes from other sources that have assured me Nikon has officially confirmed it directly to them. They haven't done an all out recall yet.
http://fstoppers.com/news-nikon-d800-has-confirmed-focusview-finder-issues

J. Dennis Thomas said...

@Vanna So, the light leak problem affected ALL 5D Mk III's, so it's not that bad. Most D800's work just fine. U think it's a relatively small batch that was affected, and has gotten blown out of proportion due to internet flamers.