Hi all !
I have been off for some time due to some health issues but things are getting better progressively. I went to a few air shows lately and found that my D300 is still playing up. Here's the story…
I bought my D300 in June 2008.
In September, in Midland (Tx) I found that I was getting series of black pictures, and that the camera would stick in 1/8000s until I cut the power off. Aaaaargh !
Back home, I sent the camera to Nikon France who gave it back to me a few days later.
A few months later, same problem… I went back to Nikon with a CD full of black pictures. They kept it a bit longer this time and said the problem was solved (But they did not and would not say what it was exactly).
In July, last month, another air show, and the same problem happened again. This time I went through the shop who sold me the body and from whom I had purchased an extended guarantee. They sent the body to Nikon and the shop had to pay 223 euros for the so-called "repair".
Last week-end, I went to another air show and guess what ?… Same problem again with a few variations:
1) Only one black picture over the 1100 I took that afternoon.
2) The camera would jump from 1/320s to 1/8000s on its own and stick there until I would turn it off and on, and once I had to remove and refit the battery. It did that 4 times.
3) On 3 occasions, nothing happened when I depressed the trigger. I checked my adjustments which were all good (I use mode S and a top speed of 1/320 for propeller aircraft and 1/2000 for jets).
I contacted Nikon and asked for a body replacement but they insist on getting the body back for repair. The shop I bought the camera from is closed until the end of the month and I will have to go through them and use my guarantee extension.
The lens I use is the 70/200 2,8 VR, with or without the x 1,4 Nikon converter. I had the lens checked by Nikon and it was found perfect.
The battery is a Nikon one, the charger is Nikon, and I got the same result with various cards which I format in that body.
Any idea ???…