Short story: Went to Nikon's office in Seoul, told them problem, getting fixed for free.
Hey guys, yesterday I took a trip down to Seoul to visit Nikon's Imaging Service Center at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI). I went in blindly, not knowing for sure if this was a public office or not (huzzah lost in translationness) taking a short taxi ride from the Seoul Train Station.
Upon arrival to the building I had to ask what floor they were on (12) and I was on my way up. Right when the doors opened a gentleman was holding a Nikon so I asked where they were and he pointed me in the right direction. This floor is basically all of Nikon, from what I saw. Large signs/displays of their latest cameras and what not were everywhere. Found the office and walked in to immediately see a circular display of all their current DSLR's and cameras that you could try out for yourself. To the left is a case with 30 or so lenses you could try out. I felt like I'd died and gone to heaven, lol.
I went up to the counter and started to explain my problem. The lady was nice, but wasn't too well versed in the English language. She asked if I had a warranty, I said I'm not sure. I bought it in the States and am over here for the year with the US Army so that's why I couldn't take it back to the States and get it fixed. She took off my MB-D11, cap to my 35mm f/1.8, and memory cards and took it in the back. While waiting I started trying out the D4, D800/E and just checking out the lenses they had. Man, that 10.5 Fisheye is SMALL!
She came out a couple minutes later and had me write down my info. Told me it'd be about a week before I can pick it back up and handed me a receipt and business card if I had any questions. Asked how much and it turned out that it was still under warranty (or they were being nice since I was a foreigner) so no need to pay for the replacement. So pretty excited for that, lol.
Some pix I took with my iPhone (I'll take better ones when I get my camera back).
First sign that I was on the right floor...
D4 w/ 85 f/1.8
I want you... so bad.
Display where you can attatch the lenses to your own body to test them out, including the 10.5 fisheye, the PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED and many more. No 800mm though, lol
Nikon V1 with the FT1 adapter along with the 80-400mm lens which pushes it out to a ridiculous length, anyone know what it'd be?
Official Nikon military photography backpack... I'll be purchasing this when I go back.
Leaving the offices I took a pic of the entrance.
Anywho, more (better) pix next week if you're all interested.