Shoulder strap ruins D-800

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
M Lammerse
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That depends on.

That totally depends on the law/country,

Here in Netherlands (EU) when it's by common sense clear that you can't use an object or part of an object for a certain purpose the manufacturer does not have to specifically warn you, except when health/safety issues are involved. However, usually manufacturers cover it by mentioning "for intended use only"

In relation to the camera. The baseplate is not intended to be used to connect a camera strap to it. The camera has dedicated holes for a neck strap as explained in the manual.

Michel

sshoihet wrote:

the manufacturer does not need to tell you that you can do something, they need to tell you when you can't do something. Having worked for several manufacturers, in design and product support, I've seen several cases where we had to pay for repairs due to damage from unintended use where it was not made clear that something shouldn't be done.
In any case, the manufacturer is not claiming the damage came from misuse of the tripod socket, they are saying the damage was caused by abuse (impact). I would continue to pursue this matter with Nikon.

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