Continuation of my Nikon D4 assymetrical AF saga Part III

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
ultimitsu
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Re: My interpretation
In reply to chlamchowder, Jun 17, 2013

chlamchowder wrote:

Hi all. I'm back with updates after a 3rd trip to tokyo. In fact since Part II, I've been to Nikon Japan another 2 times.

You are very, very persistent. If my D600 had a left AF problem, and Nikon wasn't able to fix it or said it was within spec, I'd either just live with it (using the center point only), or sell it and switch brands if I got mad enough.

D600 is less than 1/3 the price of D4 (less than 1/4 if you bought it on Christmas special), an Af problem is thus a lot harder to swallow with D4 than it is with D600.

Also D600 is more of a general purpose camera, whereas D4 is a more specialised action camera. If you could settle for unsuable left side AF you probably did not need a D4 in the first place.

As for selling... It would be pretty hard to sell a D4 with AF defect. People will ask why you are selling, you either commit fraud by lying or discount very heavily by being honest - who would pay more than 3000 USD for an AF-defective D4 over a brand new D800? Either case would be very stressful.

So, I would not say OP is of persistent character, rather, I think his struggle is out of necessity and anger. I would be too.

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