D800E Problem - Should I Return It?

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Valiant Thor
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D800E Problem - Should I Return It?
Jun 10, 2012

Hello friends, this is a dilemma. I am not a pro photographer, but a mid-grade amateur. I save for a long time to finally get a really super camera and ordered the D800E from B&H months ago. Without warning, I received it last week and was so excited to get started but immediately discovered a problem. When looking through the viewfinder there is a fairly large speck of dirt near the middle of the view. I first thought it must be the lens or maybe the outside viewfinder glass, but no. It is not on the sensor since the speck of dirt does not show up on the photos and cleaning did not help. It is somewhere inside the viewfinder system and it is so annoying because when you look through the viewfinder, your eye goes right to it.

So my question is, what would you guys do? I'm within my 30-day return window with B&H and can get an RMA but it sure is a bummer after waiting so long. I can't believe that Nikon quality control would ship this camera with that dirt in the viewfinder system. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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