Thank you to my new friends here--and prolly farewell, too

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CFynn Veteran Member • Posts: 5,224
Re: I have a theory... (not about the brontosaurus)

JusLookN wrote:

Hi Walter. Was this also a brand new card sent with the camera? Someone asked about this earlier, but I haven't seen the answer. Because someone mentioned that it doesn't matter. That is not the case with some brands of cameras as they continue with the count of a previously used card that is set up the same way. (My Sony's for example.) If I make a mistake and put a card from my a700 into my 900, it picks up the count from the card that is in it. I'm hoping Nikon is different, but I make sure I don't switch the wrong cards between my D300 and D700 anyways! I know you are going to return it and get another one. I would stick with the D800 if you like the product it is producing! Good luck!

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A used card could affect the file numbering - not the shutter count.

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camerashy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,503
Re: Thank you to my new friends here--and prolly farewell, too

Glad you got it sorted and now have the tools for what you paid for.

Enjoy your new camera

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Steve Bingham
Steve Bingham Forum Pro • Posts: 23,590
Well, maybe

Is the SD card new? Sometimes shutter count gets confused with file numbers - especially with some software.

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John M Roberts Senior Member • Posts: 2,205
Re: Absolute utter nonsense.

vincent__l wrote:

If I were you I would send email to B&H with your evidence of the high shutter count and your request for a refund or exchange ASAP. I would do this before going off on a free "loaner" shooting spree. Although B&H CS is great the last thing you want is for a misunderstanding that those high shutter counts were from you, violating the 200 shutter count limit on the return policy. That would be awkward.

Good advice. I would also not take the rare chance of accidentally damaging the camera while playing with it while you have no intent of keeping it, that is unless they offer you a tempting discount.

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Re: Thank you to my new friends here--and prolly farewell, too

Exactly.

JJ10 wrote:

Did you format the card you used in camera before you took your test shots? If not that could well be your problem.

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Re: Thank you to my new friends here--and prolly farewell, too

Look at your card carefully in Explorer if a PC - and be amazed.

keithmatts wrote:

JJ10 wrote:

Did you format the card you used in camera before you took your test shots? If not that could well be your problem.

Not so. Shutter release number is generated in the camera. Nothing on a memory card, whether reformatted or not, has anything to with it.

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Re: I have a theory... (not about the brontosaurus)

You are correct.

JusLookN wrote:

Hi Walter. Was this also a brand new card sent with the camera? Someone asked about this earlier, but I haven't seen the answer. Because someone mentioned that it doesn't matter. That is not the case with some brands of cameras as they continue with the count of a previously used card that is set up the same way. (My Sony's for example.) If I make a mistake and put a card from my a700 into my 900, it picks up the count from the card that is in it. I'm hoping Nikon is different, but I make sure I don't switch the wrong cards between my D300 and D700 anyways! I know you are going to return it and get another one. I would stick with the D800 if you like the product it is producing! Good luck!

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Re: Well, maybe

Whoops. You said D800. CF card.

Steve Bingham wrote:

Is the SD card new? Sometimes shutter count gets confused with file numbers - especially with some software.

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Steve Bingham
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Using PS CS6 and Bridge

Using PS CS6 and Bridge (or even back to CS) this will give you your actual shutter count. In Bridge go to:

File--> File Info--> Advanced--> Schema--> aux:ImageNumber

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Photo Pete Senior Member • Posts: 2,791
Re: Thank you to my new friends here--and prolly farewell, too

Over 2700 test shots by Nikon? That's thorough. There's no chance that body will have left AF point issues!
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Re: Thank you to my new friends here--and prolly farewell, too

That's unfortunate, and that is why I only buy from Amazon, B&H has slightly more restrictive polices and I fear, that they might be sending used units as new. Amazon on the other hand has been stellar for me, I'm have been a prime member for 3yrs now and I only have good words for them.

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