How many people are actually keeping their D800(E)?

Started May 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sal Baker Veteran Member • Posts: 9,923
Re: This AF thing gets stranger and stranger ...

alabaster wrote:

It might sound strange but this is when I question the validity of these claims. Frankly, I have no problem calling bull on the claim that one person had three bad D800s in a row. You pick the scenario of samples taken at random or three consecutive serial numbers and I will bet you couldn't duplicate the claim of three bad D800s in a row.

I don't get why you find this 'bull'. Are you just unable to accept a perfectly reasonable person's blog post as being true. Do you always think people are posting lies?

On a statistical basis the scenario is also quite reasonable. I mean its quite plausible that dozens of D800s coming off the production line in a row all have this fault. So you could buy a dozen cameras from the same source and all would have the same fault.

Those who've had AF issues exchanged their cameras, some say many times. This is what I would do. But if I had a camera that worked perfectly I wouldn't exchange it at all, let alone many times. So this makes for a very poor comparison of the number of good cameras vs bad ones.


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