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Refurbished D800 with AF issues: Exchange or send in for repair?

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Refurbished D800 with AF issues: Exchange or send in for repair?
Jan 14, 2013

I ordered a refurbished D800 from adorama a week ago or so. The body was in good condition, with just a few scratches that were covered with a paint pen. It had less than a thousand shutter clicks. The screen didn't have any green tint issues.

But the auto focus has some major issues, that no level of AF tuning can help. I can keep rolling the dice and try exchanging it until I get one that was actually repaired.

Or I can just take my chances with the 90 day warranty and return it to Nikon and hope for the best. My primary body only had slight auto focus problems, that were never seen in my typical shooting. This one however, has far more severe ones in comparison.

Ran Focal three seperate times, in different lighting and got pretty much identical results every time.

The lens used was the Nikon 28mm F1.8G at 1.8.

What would you guys do? Exchange or repair?

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