On my second D600: Broken diopter adjustment

Started Oct 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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kevm14 Senior Member • Posts: 2,253
On my second D600: Broken diopter adjustment

Well I'm pretty bummed out at the moment.  Been years since I've posted here and I regret the circumstances (I'm from the D70s and D1H forums).

I ordered a D600 kit from Amazon last week and upon putting the camera to my face I immediately knew a diopter adjustment needed to be made (blurry).  So I turned the knob.  It clicked, but nothing at all happened in the viewfinder.  I did some research and found a fellow on Amazon who had the same problem.  I then called Nikon tech support who told me they hadn't heard of it.  I returned the camera to Amazon.

Earlier this week I re-ordered from Adorama, thinking if this was going to be a problem, I'd rather have it on order through a real photo supply store.  I got my new D600 kit today.  I put the camera to my face and initially breathed a sigh of relief: the viewfinder was almost clear right off the bat.  Then I tried the wheel.  Oh no!!  Still does nothing at all.  It clicks, it hits the stops at the + and - limits but it does NOTHING.  My D70s and D1H offer a huge adjustment range (goes from full blurry to clear to blurry, across the range), so it's not me.

So I will exchange this body through Adorama, which will put me on my third body.  I called Nikon tech support this evening for a second time and formally logged the issue with a ticket.  The tech thanked me for taking the time to inform them of my issue (I waited 25 minutes on hold for this) and said this will be elevated for investigation.  I gave him the serial number of this body, but neglected to record the serial number of the first body.

After all that: has anyone else had this problem, or can you guys try your diopter wheel and tell me what happens?

This is still the early days for the D600 so I understand teething issues.

On a side note, the performance from this camera completely blows me away.  I am totally impressed.  But I expect a functioning dioptric adjustment...

Nikon D1H Nikon D600 Nikon D70s
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