D700 faultless

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camerashy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,503
D700 faultless

Most of the posts on here seem to be about D600 and D800 issues.  I'm more than happy with my faultless D700 and Nikons QA appears to have gone downhill since the D700 days.

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OP camerashy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,503
Re: D700 faultless

As also confirmed by Rutgerbus...LOL.

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Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: D700 & D800E faultless

camerashy wrote:

Most of the posts on here seem to be about D600 and D800 issues. I'm more than happy with my faultless D700 and Nikons QA appears to have gone downhill since the D700 days.

My D700 had break-in oil (bought it two years ago). My D800E had break-in oil.

Otherwise, my D800E is faultless, as was my D700.

Lenses are another matter. Had to return two copies of Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8D VR G-AFS ED-IF lens to get a good one. Had to return two copies of AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED to get one good one. So, batting one out of three for those lenses. I suspect that part of the problem was B&H sending out returned lenses as new.

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Prime85 Senior Member • Posts: 1,017
Re: D700 & D800E faultless

What is a good price to purchase a D700?

Rutgerbus Senior Member • Posts: 2,082
Re: D700 & D800E faultless

Prime85 wrote:

What is a good price to purchase a D700?

I bought mine 3 weeks ago as a combo deal with the stellar Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 for €2500. It was a VAT-free deal, so I was lucky.

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primeshooter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,771
well...

camerashy wrote:

Most of the posts on here seem to be about D600 and D800 issues. I'm more than happy with my faultless D700 and Nikons QA appears to have gone downhill since the D700 days.

Dave

You are hearing a very select few people bi*ch and whine about the D800. My copy is 100% perfect. Also, you have to understand that the D800 is a tour de force, with the boundaries well and truly pushed out there. I can understand why there are a few small teething problems. In a year no one will even mention this and it'll be the same as the 700. I remember when people bi*ched about the D700 too mate...

OP camerashy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,503
Has the Tsunami anything to do with it

Has Nikons QA gone down the pan since the Tsunami and could they be trying to get the goods out before they have fully re-established themselves??

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Sportz101 Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: D700 faultless

I feel the same way about my D3. I bought it used, and picked up a 35-70mm f/2.8 and an 80-200f/2.8 lens. Both lens are the push-pull type. I've had no issues with my D3. It was obviously used, but works like a charm. I've shot 6 basketball games (grade school), and 2 of my son's swim meets, and am still amazed at what that camera can do at ISO 6400!

I think Nikon makes a pretty good product, IMO.

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Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: D700 & D800E faultless

Prime85 wrote:

What is a good price to purchase a D700?

I just sold mine for $1,600 with less than 10K actuations.

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Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: Has the Tsunami anything to do with it

camerashy wrote:

Has Nikons QA gone down the pan since the Tsunami and could they be trying to get the goods out before they have fully re-established themselves??

Your pure speculation can only be answered here by pure speculation. It is just as likely that the high resolution of the camera has revealed things that have always been present. It could be that some equipment in the Sendai plant was not properly calibrated after the earthquake. It could also be that tighter tolerances are required than ever before.

In the past it was well known that the outer AF points were not as reliable nor as accurate as the central points. People just shrugged it off and moved on. Now it seems that some want to raise it to the same level of alarm as deaths from uncontrolled acceleration, or flaming Pintos.

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VadimOm Senior Member • Posts: 1,903
Re: D700 faultless

D700 was (and still is) an incredible camera. If it had dual card slot I would have never parted with it. Well, that and faulty hot shoe which Nikon wouldn't admit to...

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John Motts Veteran Member • Posts: 5,535
Re: D700 faultless

VadimOm wrote:

D700 was (and still is) an incredible camera. If it had dual card slot I would have never parted with it. Well, that and faulty hot shoe which Nikon wouldn't admit to...

Both of my D700s have had the faulty hotshoe at different times. The D700 is one of the most complete, well rounded digital cameras ever made, but it's not completely faultless.

engbert Senior Member • Posts: 2,758
Re: D700 & D800E faultless

I suspect that part of the problem was B&H sending out returned lenses as new.

Do you have any evidence?

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Re: D700 & D800E faultless
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Robin Casady wrote:
I suspect that part of the problem was B&H sending out returned lenses as new.

Ironic to read this and then to read, also from you:

Robin Casady wrote:
Your pure speculation can only be answered here by pure speculation.

I looked at every Nikon-related transaction from a "Robin Casady" from California in our sales database. I cannot find the lens purchases you mentioned. I'd be happy to investigate your pure speculation but to do so I'd need some way to identify the transactions in question. Feel free to use henryp[at]bhphoto.com and reference this thread when you do.

And, I don't speculate. I will rely on facts when they can be established.

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