A member of the family who lives in USAland visited the UK during the past week He heads up a well known US based photo business and shoots Nikon but has access to a wealth of camera kit. He visited London as well as the West Midlands. He covered the whole event using is I Phone... time is ticking camera makers of the world.
Sad Joe: Bound to happen - Canon will loose its Number One slot fairly soon as people use other tech to take and share photos. For Nikon this can hardly be a surprise/shock. I recall saying to another professional photographer a few years back that Canon & Nikon would both end up selling branded photo related APPS as the last shot from two once mighty companies. Its coming..
Of course not - but were talking years rather than 10's of years.
In the UK we have a TV programme Time Team when a group of experts unearth ancient monuments from the past - I wonder what they will think of when they dig up Nikon’s long extinct reputation for producing quality products? I wonder if DP shou ld revise their Gold Standard 90 % score given that so many have a fault ?
In the UK we have a TV programme Time Team when a group of experts unearth ancient monuments from the past - I wonder what they will think of when they dig up Nikon’s long extinct reputation for producing quality products?
luka3rd: Well, if they didn't "look into this" they would lose many, many customers… they've been doing terrible cameras lately, flawed…
The cameras are great - I am sure that all modern Nikon's can produce excellent images, the problem is with the poor really poor QA on the line. Nikon has got huge problems - I do not recognise the company as being remotely the same as Nikon back in the 1960's/ 70's - my 1977 Nikkormat FT2 is doing fine and just keeps on going.
IF Canon DSLR's have the same fault to the same degree why has no one managed to find it ? Sure lots of Nikon fanboys (loyal until death) must be trying to get the dirt on Canon if only to save face at their next camera club meeting. The sound of laugther from users of 'inferior' brands must be deafening.
ryansholl: At what point does Nikon start shipping packaging to big box stores with postage already affixed for the return trip?
Mike FL: Can not find D750 on amazon any more.
Amazon did right thing b/c no on-line store like to lose money from *free* Round-Trip shipping, Plus processing all these returned D750s which may or may not have flaw as Nikon says "some..."
D760 anyone ?
medicus: Nikon has made in the last years a lousy job regarding QA. D600 a diseaster, D610 was only the alpha version of the D600, AF problems in the D800, strange white spots in the sensor of the D810, and now this issue in the D750. I was a real Nikon fanboy, but since the oil spotted sensor of my D600, which caused three atempts and coasted me 2 month without cam, I dont buy any new Nikons. You should have two: one for the repair shop, one for taking photos.
Sadly I have to agree, I've used Nikon since 1977 but switched my main brand over to Canon to gain access to L glass back in 2006. Canon are far from perfect BUT Nikon are now building reputation for poor QA and in a camera market that is declining with powerful brands such as Sony/ Pana/ Fuji/ Oly making a REAL push for sales the writting for Nikon is on the wall. One of my sons is setting up a pro video business - he have used a range of kit including 5D3 as he can benefit from access to my kit bag. Guess what - his next camera ? Either a Sony or a Pana....NOT Canon and he totally NIL interest in Nikon.
Bound to happen - Canon will loose its Number One slot fairly soon as people use other tech to take and share photos. For Nikon this can hardly be a surprise/shock. I recall saying to another professional photographer a few years back that Canon & Nikon would both end up selling branded photo related APPS as the last shot from two once mighty companies. Its coming..
nekrosoft13: waiting for announcement of Nikon D760 ;)
Like many others I suspect.
mais51: When will Nikon produce a fault-free product ? - it seems anything comes out from Nikon factory today has some faults in it - either by design or by assembly. I will not buy anything from Nikon until it is fully tested in the market place - I can tolerate bad design but will not tolerate bad production which in case of the D750 is clearly a production issue as if Nikon do not have a QA department.
No brand can produce a 100 % fault free product 100 % of the time, but in Nikon's case its almost as if they aren't trying. Its all the more shocking because they simply must be trying to elimate problems before going to market but its not working.
mais51: Well the last two new Nikon cameras were produced to correct major physical faults of the earlier cameras with very minor upgrade thrown in to sweeten the deal. I just can't comprehend the pressure Nikon put itself under - take the D750 - why rush while its major competitor - Canon has nothing in the pipeline. May be Nikon should consider bringing its camera production back to Japan - sure it will cost a bit more but surely is a false economy when the saving in production is eaten up by recall and loss of good will.
Well its either 2 or 3 if you include the D800 Nikon 'left field' focus problem (which as far as I know Nikon has never owned up to) overall its a little shocking that the number 2 brand is getting the basics so wrong. Nikon tried to bluff their way out of the D600 problem (what problem ??) and they began to try to do the same with the D750 (see Nikon UK statement) until someone with a brain in Nikon ( Japan ?) stopped them making fools of themselves and their loyal customers. Your point is well made - Nikon are rushing untested poor QC products needlesly into the market. My advice ? Hold back the D900 and D760 and TEST production runs fully before release - I love my Made in Japan film Nikons - they might just outlast all of us...
Joe Mayer: Of course they will (service it for free) and good for them. Nikon isn't some fifth rate company that doesn't care about their customers.
Ask D600 owners....
Just Ed: No reason to be snarky or overly defensive.
Recent production problems aside Nikon seems to be very concerned about their reputation. Recalling stock off the shelf speaks to that commitment.
And also that their QC continues to stink. You would think that following the problems with the D600 and D800 Nikon would have tried really tried to avoid such problems. Sad the state Nikon find themselves in.
mypic: I guess DPREVIEW missed that little flaw.
Hold on - extra hidden bouns features deserve at least a Gold Badge ! Perhaps for the D750 Nikon could try:' I AM giving you extras you won't want ??'
Well done Nikon ! Does this mean that EVERY Nikon D750 has the problem its just that some owners haven't found their 'goodie bonus feature' yet ? Really depressing what Nikon are becoming - but at least they are trying to fix the fault fast this time rather than pretending 'what fault' for 12 months first.
Spankster: Judging by the complaints and the fact that Nikon acknowledges the problem seems to occur only in certain units, my guess is that the problem may have already been rectified in later manufactured units and Nikon hasn't a fix for those already in the market. Wouldn't it be prudent, finding out by submission of owners, the manufacture serial numbers of their personally owned units, to give others knowledge of the manufacturing cutoff in the production?
A very fair and well made point. I think the reasons why this has not happened might be 1: By disclosing numbers rivals might be able to guage how many have been sold. 2: The public could be futher put off if that number is huge or ALL of the current cameras. 3: No one at Nikon could be bothered. 4: No one at Nikon had the good sense to think of your suggestion....
waxwaine: So, it´ll be impossible to find a single D750 in China this year?
LOL ! Yep - I understand that they stepped in and banned the D600 (after a long delay) for fears that it was damaging the prepuation of the country....!!
Jintana: If I want to buy an FX or Full frame DSLR. I will make sure it is made in Japan. I've worked in Japan for few years and fully understand their quality culture. That's why you won't see this oil spots on Canon albeit the 6D is so so and 5DM3 is overpriced. Just check where your D750 or D600 is made? I guess for Nikon, only their bosses are Japanese but those folks making and checking their cameras had been sub-contracted to the 3rd world somewhere. Good luck!
Well, without being anti anyone I feel you have a good point. Most top end is either from Japan or Germany but even this doesn't mean perfect products example Lecia with its sensor rot issue...OK so the sensor came (I think) from Kodak who were a US company at the time. I have loads of cameras across several brands. Best camera made ? Difficult : Perhaps my 1977 Nikon Nikkormat FT2. A basic but fantasticly well made product. NO current Nikon / Canon will last that long and work so well after 40 years...