Is the D4 the safest bet right now? (no oil, af problem etc.)

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Joe Tam
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Is the D4 the safest bet right now? (no oil, af problem etc.)
Feb 26, 2013


I had the option of getting the D4, D800 and D600 for work and was kind of pushed to get the D4.

I actually wanted the D800 for the megapixel boost(been using the D3 since 2007), the lighter weight, and smaller profile. I see the D800 has a lot of issues with the left focus af spot, the green screen, and the D600 has the oil spots. Not sure if those have been addressed properly so I opted for the D4 for photojournalism.

Just unboxed and the D4 battery is charging so I am posting just to see if any of the newer D4 have any outstanding issues. I see the July firmware update helped a little with the green cast.

My D4 serial is in the 2037xxx range.  I have been using two D3, one D700, a D7000 for long-lens daytime stuff, and a D300s in an undisclosed location in case all my cameras are stolen.


 Joe Tam's gear list:Joe Tam's gear list
Nikon D4 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Nikon D4S Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS Canon PowerShot G10 +21 more
Nikon D3 Nikon D300S Nikon D4 Nikon D600 Nikon D700 Nikon D7000 Nikon D800
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