ikon D800 focusing issue

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Polly the Parrott, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?

    What should I be looking for when examining the body?

    As usual, thanks in advance!
    Polly the Parrott, Nov 4, 2012
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  2. Polly the Parrott <> wrote:

    >Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    >contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >
    >What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >
    >As usual, thanks in advance!



    If it is new, it won't have the problem. If it is used, you need to
    trawl online Nikon forums to find out when the problem was fixed and
    from which serial number the bodies are safe to buy. DPReview's
    forums would be a good place to start.

    If the body is still under warranty, it only needs to be sent to a
    Nikon service centre for the problem to be corrected.

    I wish Nikon could remove the green cast from the rear LCD screen as
    quickly and easily. ;-)
    Anthony Polson, Nov 4, 2012
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  3. Polly the Parrott

    Rob Guest

    On 5/11/2012 6:59 AM, Anthony Polson wrote:
    > Polly the Parrott <> wrote:
    >
    >> Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    >> contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >>
    >> What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >>
    >> As usual, thanks in advance!

    >
    >
    > If it is new, it won't have the problem. If it is used, you need to
    > trawl online Nikon forums to find out when the problem was fixed and
    > from which serial number the bodies are safe to buy. DPReview's
    > forums would be a good place to start.
    >
    > If the body is still under warranty, it only needs to be sent to a
    > Nikon service centre for the problem to be corrected.
    >
    > I wish Nikon could remove the green cast from the rear LCD screen as
    > quickly and easily. ;-)
    >



    There are firmware updates which fixes the problems.
    Rob, Nov 5, 2012
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  4. Polly the Parrott

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:22:01 +1100, Rob <> wrote:
    : On 5/11/2012 6:59 AM, Anthony Polson wrote:
    : > Polly the Parrott <> wrote:
    : >
    : >> Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    : >> contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    : >>
    : >> What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    : >>
    : >> As usual, thanks in advance!
    : >
    : >
    : > If it is new, it won't have the problem. If it is used, you need to
    : > trawl online Nikon forums to find out when the problem was fixed and
    : > from which serial number the bodies are safe to buy. DPReview's
    : > forums would be a good place to start.
    : >
    : > If the body is still under warranty, it only needs to be sent to a
    : > Nikon service centre for the problem to be corrected.
    : >
    : > I wish Nikon could remove the green cast from the rear LCD screen as
    : > quickly and easily. ;-)
    : >
    :
    :
    : There are firmware updates which fixes the problems.

    The "Nikon Rumors" Web site claims that in some cases a physical adjustment of
    the auxiliary autofocusing mirror is required.

    Bob
    Robert Coe, Nov 5, 2012
    #4
  5. On Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:22:01 +1100, Rob <> wrote:

    >On 5/11/2012 6:59 AM, Anthony Polson wrote:
    >> Polly the Parrott <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    >>> contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >>>
    >>> What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >>>
    >>> As usual, thanks in advance!

    >>
    >>
    >> If it is new, it won't have the problem. If it is used, you need to
    >> trawl online Nikon forums to find out when the problem was fixed and
    >> from which serial number the bodies are safe to buy. DPReview's
    >> forums would be a good place to start.
    >>
    >> If the body is still under warranty, it only needs to be sent to a
    >> Nikon service centre for the problem to be corrected.
    >>
    >> I wish Nikon could remove the green cast from the rear LCD screen as
    >> quickly and easily. ;-)
    >>

    >
    >
    >There are firmware updates which fixes the problems.


    Green cast, or focusing issue?
    Polly the Parrott, Nov 5, 2012
    #5
  6. Polly the Parrott

    Rob Guest

    On 5/11/2012 7:33 PM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
    > On Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:22:01 +1100, Rob <> wrote:
    >
    >> On 5/11/2012 6:59 AM, Anthony Polson wrote:
    >>> Polly the Parrott <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    >>>> contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >>>>
    >>>> What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >>>>
    >>>> As usual, thanks in advance!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> If it is new, it won't have the problem. If it is used, you need to
    >>> trawl online Nikon forums to find out when the problem was fixed and
    >>> from which serial number the bodies are safe to buy. DPReview's
    >>> forums would be a good place to start.
    >>>
    >>> If the body is still under warranty, it only needs to be sent to a
    >>> Nikon service centre for the problem to be corrected.
    >>>
    >>> I wish Nikon could remove the green cast from the rear LCD screen as
    >>> quickly and easily. ;-)
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> There are firmware updates which fixes the problems.

    >
    > Green cast, or focusing issue?
    >


    I took mine in for a SD card problem and they updated the firmware and
    checked the focus issue I couldn't find the any focus issue anyway but
    they still did an update and said it was for the focus issue among other
    things.
    Rob, Nov 5, 2012
    #6
  7. Polly the Parrott

    DanP Guest

    On Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:33:15 PM UTC, Polly the Parrott wrote:
    > Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    >
    > contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >
    >
    >
    > What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >
    >
    >
    > As usual, thanks in advance!


    Ask seller to let you take a shot, open up the aperture, rest it on a table, focus on a plastic ruler lying close at an angle, take a timer delayed shot to avoid handshake and examine the shot on LCD screen.

    If you cannot tell is wrong then is good enough for you.

    A dealer might let you do that on a demo camera but not let you open a sealed box unless you buy it. But might accept to change it or fix it if you prove focus is faulty. Be direct from start.


    DanP
    DanP, Nov 5, 2012
    #7
  8. Polly the Parrott

    Rob Guest

    On 6/11/2012 12:26 AM, DanP wrote:
    > On Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:33:15 PM UTC, Polly the Parrott wrote:
    >> Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    >>
    >> contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> As usual, thanks in advance!

    >
    > Ask seller to let you take a shot, open up the aperture, rest it on a table, focus on a plastic ruler lying close at an angle, take a timer delayed shot to avoid handshake and examine the shot on LCD screen.
    >
    > If you cannot tell is wrong then is good enough for you.
    >
    > A dealer might let you do that on a demo camera but not let you open a sealed box unless you buy it. But might accept to change it or fix it if you prove focus is faulty. Be direct from start.
    >
    >
    > DanP
    >



    The issue has been resolved since JUly. Even if its new you have
    warranty - or don't use the LHS focus
    Rob, Nov 5, 2012
    #8
  9. Polly the Parrott

    PeterN Guest

    On 11/4/2012 2:33 PM, Polly the Parrott wrote:
    > Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    > contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >
    > What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >
    > As usual, thanks in advance!


    Although I tend to discount anything on Nikon Rumors, but I have been
    able to confirm.
    >


    See:

    <http://nikonrumors.com/2012/07/02/nikon-has-a-fix-for-the-d800d800e-asymmetric-focusing-issue.aspx/>

    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Nov 6, 2012
    #9
  10. Polly the Parrott

    PeterN Guest

    On 11/4/2012 7:22 PM, Rob wrote:
    > On 5/11/2012 6:59 AM, Anthony Polson wrote:
    >> Polly the Parrott <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    >>> contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >>>
    >>> What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >>>
    >>> As usual, thanks in advance!

    >>
    >>
    >> If it is new, it won't have the problem. If it is used, you need to
    >> trawl online Nikon forums to find out when the problem was fixed and
    >> from which serial number the bodies are safe to buy. DPReview's
    >> forums would be a good place to start.
    >>
    >> If the body is still under warranty, it only needs to be sent to a
    >> Nikon service centre for the problem to be corrected.
    >>
    >> I wish Nikon could remove the green cast from the rear LCD screen as
    >> quickly and easily. ;-)
    >>

    >
    >
    > There are firmware updates which fixes the problems.


    If you read my cites, you will quickly see that the fix is both hardware
    and firmware.

    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Nov 6, 2012
    #10
  11. Polly the Parrott

    PeterN Guest

    On 11/4/2012 2:59 PM, Anthony Polson wrote:
    > Polly the Parrott <> wrote:
    >
    >> Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    >> contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >>
    >> What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >>
    >> As usual, thanks in advance!

    >
    >
    > If it is new, it won't have the problem. If it is used, you need to
    > trawl online Nikon forums to find out when the problem was fixed and
    > from which serial number the bodies are safe to buy. DPReview's
    > forums would be a good place to start.
    >
    > If the body is still under warranty, it only needs to be sent to a
    > Nikon service centre for the problem to be corrected.
    >
    > I wish Nikon could remove the green cast from the rear LCD screen as
    > quickly and easily. ;-)
    >


    Wrong!

    the fix has NOT been applied to cameras in the pipeline. See my
    references in my prior response.
    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Nov 6, 2012
    #11
  12. Polly the Parrott

    PeterN Guest

    On 11/5/2012 8:26 AM, DanP wrote:
    > On Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:33:15 PM UTC, Polly the Parrott wrote:
    >> Any obvious way to find if the Nikon D800 which I am
    >>
    >> contemplating buying comes with the faulty focusing issue?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> What should I be looking for when examining the body?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> As usual, thanks in advance!

    >
    > Ask seller to let you take a shot, open up the aperture, rest it on a table, focus on a plastic ruler lying close at an angle, take a timer delayed shot to avoid handshake and examine the shot on LCD screen.
    >
    > If you cannot tell is wrong then is good enough for you.
    >
    > A dealer might let you do that on a demo camera but not let you open a sealed box unless you buy it. But might accept to change it or fix it if you prove focus is faulty. Be direct from start.
    >
    >
    > DanP
    >


    The issue only exists on the left focus points. It does not exist with
    center & right focus points.

    --
    Peter
    PeterN, Nov 6, 2012
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