I received my D800 in July. I normally wait at least until a second run for a new product but I needed it for my studio work. I use Camera Control Pro2 with the latest update and the latest D800 firmware. I took the camera into Nikon Canada about four weeks ago because the USB 3.0 no longer functioned. The camera no longer could be seen by the computer or the software. I tried two different computers, three different cords and six different USB ports. No hubs were used.
It came back after ten days with the warranty having been used and a claim that physical damage was the cause. This camera was on a tripod all of the time. When I got it back I tested it and it functioned again like before. I was unable to use it for two weeks and tried it again yesterday and now the computers see the card folders but the Camera Control Pro software no longer sees the camera. I tested it with the D300 body and everything functions there. I returned it to Nikon Canada and it's going to be another 7 to 10 days. Each time I took it to Nikon there were other Nikon D800 users returning theirs. Two the first time and one the last time. The issue of problems with this camera seems to be quite common. I hope the second generation of this camera turns out better and I may sell my first one to get it. Anyone else experience these issues?
Nikon D4/D800 issues(409 posts) (106 voices)
I received my D800 in July. I normally wait at least until a second run for a new product but I needed it for my studio work. I use Camera Control Pro2 with the latest update and the latest D800 firmware. I took the camera into Nikon Canada about four weeks ago because the USB 3.0 no longer functioned. The camera no longer could be seen by the computer or the software. I tried two different computers, three different cords and six different USB ports. No hubs were used.Posted 4 years ago #
No issues whatsoever with my D4...Posted 4 years ago #
I shot about 10 seconds worth of video this morning before my memory card reported itself full and my battery died. Changed out memory cards, reformatted, changed battery. Suddenly there is a flashing "Err" sign in the Control Panel. I tried changing batteries, cards, tried reminding the camera that it is in S Mode in order to coax the mirror down. No response yet. Still the "err" message. Is there a way to reboot the camera?
bird, to toss something at you .. is the lens secure and if you can set the aperture is is locked at the proper setting ? I have a lens that I sometimes bump and the lock doesnt keep it at f22 and i get the ERR message. just a thought
Indeed I have a D4 and I noted the left focus issue (not existing at all in live view with the same scenery and exposure) when I use the 24-70 at 24mm at f2.8. it is ok at center sensor and better (than left) but not perfect on right sensor. The problem exists also on the left sensors that are not fully left. I am seeing with Nikon suisse or germany if they can address the problem that apparently has been successfully fixed by Nikon repair centers on D800 at least. And my unit was quite new as bought in August and embodying already the latest fw. I am a little bit disappointed as I discovered it unintentionally when just shooting pics.
I have had my d4 for about three months now. Twice I have seen a problem with the meter indicator inside the view finder. The problem is as following. When in shutter priority mode the metering indicator pops up in the viewfinder and starts going crazy. I havent reached below my maximum aperture and am not using bracketing or exposure compensation. There should be no reason to even see the metering indicator. Any suggestions??
@corigliano: Having not use shutter propriety in a very, very, long time on any of my bodies, never the less, I just pulled out my D4 and test it out. The only thing I noticed when I was trying to get proper exposure, the F-stop would start to flash indicating that I was not at the right shutter speed for the lighting in the room. The exposure indicator on the right side, while looking threw the viewfinder also showed up indicating that I was under exposed. Are these the things you are referring to?
I was wondering if anyone had had issues with a D800 or D800E locking up since the new firmware came along? I have had my D800E lock up 3 times now. Each time an err is displayed and you can not turn the camera off. It is completely loced up and all I can do to recover it is to follow the steps below.
Turn off (even though it doesn't)
Wait period of time (20 sec) and reinstall battery.
Turn on (err is still flashing)
shoot a picture sans cards (Err disappears)
reinsert cards and go
I can find no pattern to the lockups. I have tried many solutions to unlock the error but only the sequence above seems to help. I was thinking this problem was solved with the latest firmware but it appears I have the latest version available.
Is there a solution to this I have missed short of the 6+ week trip to Nikon USA for warranty repairs?
Meleagris- My D800 came with the latest updates installed. Have not had this problem. Hope you get this resolved. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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