Nikon fails the brand promise of trustworthiness (for me)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mahesh Singh, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Mahesh Singh

    njbob560 Guest

    I purchased my Nikon 8700 in March and was disappointed from the start.
    Then in July the camera became Schizophrenic. The operating software
    has gone completely haywire. The camera does what it wants to do, not
    what I want it to do. Pretty neat trick for a mere $700.

    First, the electronic viewfinder presents a flawed image of the
    subject. Second, the function buttons on the lens barrel are too easily
    activated by accident. Third, the image write cycle time is
    unacceptably long. Fourth, the damn silly lens cap arrangement causes
    the cap to be constantly in the way. And finally fifth, the camera has
    now stopped functioning. Just GREAT!

    Advise from Nikon has been useless. Only choice is to send camera off
    for repair or replacement. Wonderful, I'll get back the same lousy
    camera. Oh well live and learn. By the way how do you spell Canon?
    njbob560, Jul 6, 2005
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  2. Mahesh Singh

    Kitt Guest

    Ah, another fair minded person. Why actually do anything about it when
    you can complain on Usenet to no avail, huh? Seems to me if you were
    unhappy with it from the start, you could have taken it back to the
    store you got it from and you wouldn't even have needed to worry about
    Nikon. Since you didn't it really wouldn't be a bad idea to give them
    a chance to make it right *before* you start to whine, would it? Why
    buy a product with a warranty if you don't plan to use it? You could
    have bought a gray market version for a lot less and saved a lot of
    money if you weren't going to use the warranty.
    Kitt, Jul 6, 2005
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  3. Mahesh Singh

    Choise76Smu Guest

    that's bizarre. better they should move the focus finder/indicator. that should cause "dumb" photographers to aim as if the
    focus indicator was center
    Choise76Smu, Jul 8, 2005
  4. Mahesh Singh

    Choise76Smu Guest

    those aren't "specks". those are bonbons.
    deer are pretty fast. :)
    Choise76Smu, Jul 8, 2005
  5. Mahesh Singh

    Roger Guest

    Tis possible and maybe one of the specs is the photographer trying to
    get closer<:)) OTOH when feeding they move very little.

    If you are in a car they may just stand there and look from 30 or 40
    feet away. Rolling the window down so you can take a photo is likely
    to send them running.

    Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
    (N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
    Roger, Jul 10, 2005
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