Excerpt: In studio I was loving the camera and detail. Test your camera thoroughly. Just shot one week in Puerto Rico for a job. Major back focusing issues even at the maximum AF-tuning corrections. Unusable at lower apertures on multiple lenses. (Nikkor 28-80 2.8 and even my Nikkor 50mm 1.8 set at f4.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Liveview not useable with studio strobes, limits usefulness of camera
19 December 2012
Summary: Very excited about the potential of this camera, but it urgently needs a firmware update. It "should" be a top-notch studio camera, tripod mounted for very high-res portraits. But the bug in which Live View won't exit from "exposure simulation preview" mode when on Manual means Live View can't be...
Returned 2 bodies and 3rd one is perfect -Focus issue,dust /oil on sensor
Ashutosh Kumar, Amazon
7 November 2012
Summary: First of all Thanks Amazon for 2 bodies return and shipping in One day.My first body came and had a overall focus issue .Center focus also did not work many times ,later I tested the Left focus,right focus and it was an evident issue.Many times camera was struggling to focus .I have the D700 and...
Summary: Just after receiving a brand new camera, I inserted two memory cards that I bought specially for it, and a 32Mb Kingston CF 600x was not compatible. Had to buy a compatible one. A few days later, I tried to use a remote control to reduce vibrations on a 600mm f4, and I realized that the connector...
Summary: The Nikon D800 is for me an upgrade to the D700 and has been a mixed blessing. In general, I like the camera, but it turns out to be very high maintenance. Pros - First, the resolution and dynamic range are superb. No DSLR does better.
Summary: Ordered one in mid July. It had the left focus problem. Sent it back for refund. Ordered another one in late July. Same thing--left focus issue. Also sent back for refund. Amazon customer service is excellent about this, but it's still frustrating and time consuming.
Summary: I love this camera. Very solid. Performance is amazing. However, i hate how nikon deal with the left focus issue. The first d800 i received had left focus issue so i got an replacement from amazon. The 2nd d800 replacement i got still has left focus problem.
Summary: Batch #303xxxx still has the left AF point issue. No green tint though, at least to my eyes. Good that I've bought this warranty that came with it, this should cover shipping to Nikon for calibration.
Summary: I have 2 D800s and both are experiencing left focus problem. Pictures taken with live view are sharper than with viewfinder. I dropped both off at El Segundo service point in Los Angeles, CA for repair and both came back still suffer left AF problem.