D800 Left AF UK repair experience

Started Feb 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
5tve Contributing Member • Posts: 678
Re: D800 Left AF UK repair experience

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

5tve wrote:

Those of us who have bought cameras from the Jacobs & Jessops retail chains who have declared bankruptcy & are no longer trading no longer have that option.

Nikon are not responsible for either company going bankrupt but do have a link on the home page to help Jessop's customers http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/

The Nikon warranty is a separate agreement to repair manufacturing faults, including a second year in the UK if you registered online. On a technicality this is legally a manufacturers inducement to buy and is not part of the OP's contract with the retailer.

I get the impression Nikon UK do not think this D800 has a fault. It might be worthwhile sending the camera to another authorised Nikon repairer for a second opinion.

It may be partly a lens problem the Reikan FoCal blog  has a tool where you select a camera & lens & see a chart that tells you the sample size & the distribution relative to fine tune value in a small bar chart bottom right.  Ideally it should be a nice bell curve centered over the 0 AF fine tune.

The 14-24mm lens seems the worst performer followed by the 24-70mm.

Perhaps sending the camera in with the lens would be the best option.

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