D800E UK - do I need the latest production run?

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coronawithlime
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Re: D800E UK - do I need the latest production run?
In reply to lampman, 8 months ago

Since it's a US model the serial number won't help any, but I can tell you that the D800e I just got from B & H displays none of the issues that were present in my early model D800.

AF fine tune is zero for the same lenses that need -10 on my D800.

Left and right focus points are extremely close to the central point.

Plain luck, clean living, favorable alignment of the stars, or better quality control? Who knows?

Personally, I don't think you have a guaranteed no-issue body regardless of where you purchase. My take, since you have at least enough hesitation to investigate, is to bypass local distribution and purchase from someone with a known large stock turnover and generous return policy. That way you will at least know you've don everything you can. Sleep well at night factor and all that.

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