Mysterious error when using 85mm 1.4 lens on my D800

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Mysterious error when using 85mm 1.4 lens on my D800
Feb 11, 2014

I have a strange problem when I'm using my Nikon D800 and the Nikkor 85mm 1.4 D. Often the camera looses the contact with the objective, the auto focus stops working and all the shots are black (I believe the aperture switch to 16). If I'm shooting a video, the recording just stops. When this happens, the camera displays this sign:


To make it work again I have either to turn off the camera (then it works properly again for a while) or to detach the lens and mount it again.

When I'm using this same objective on Nikon D700 or on Nikon D7100 I don't have this issue at all. Either when I'm using the same D800 with any other objectives (I'm using 6-7 lenses all the time).

Both the camera and the objective was at the official Nikon service twice, but they couldn't localize or fix the problem.

I would be very grateful if anybody could share the thoughts or advice me how to resolve this very annoying problem. Many thanks!

Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D Nikon D800
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