According to Nikon Canada, D800 and D4 AF modules are NOT the same

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According to Nikon Canada, D800 and D4 AF modules are NOT the same

I have a D800e ( previously a D800 ) and a D4. It has always been my opinion that the D800 and D4 AF systems are not the same. A lot of fellows on here took the position that they both have the same AF Advanced Multi-cam 3500, and that Nikon would not make two different versions and that any difference would be in the software.

Well this morning I called Nikon Canada and told them I wanted to have them install the D4 AF module in my 800 ( actually 800e but I said 800 )  The fellow checked and said it could not be done. I probed him for more info and tried to find out why it couldn't be done. He done some more checking for me and said that it's a different part number, different module to camera connection, and that the module itself is different. Even though they are both Advanced Multi-Cam 3500AF they are not the same, they are not interchangeable.  I called NikonUSA, and while I could not get as much info, the fellow checked it out and told me they could not put the D4 AF in a D800 for me.  So much for the "commonality parts" theory!

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