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08/27/2008 03:52:51 PM · #1
I was doing some research and stumbled upon this

This apply to SOME of the D700's - most D700's are in a good working order.

Nikon announced the factory to pause D700's production to go back to the beginning to repair and fix problems, bugs, and machine errors - such as -

Defective sensor fails to deliver results without blown highlights at minimum aperture at low ISO incompatible with Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard CF door are very fragile focusing screen is slightly misplaced AF points will not be able to move around in CL / CH mode Auto WB (White Balance) fails to change the color temperature when SB-900 have a color temperature filter attached (SB-900 reads the filter to send information to D3-Series / D700 to adjust the white balance) D700's popup flash is not working properly for Nikon Creative Lighting System as the master flash high ISO banding appears after ISO 800 short battery life (expects to have at least 1,500 shots per charge but it dies after 250 shots) LiveView have wrong shooting modes (It have to be switched - Tripod Mode is Handheld Mode, Handheld Mode is Tripod Mode) problems with USB Mass Storage option AI ring (for manual focus lenses) is too stiff D700's popup flash menu doesn't include "M" (manual flash input) fails to write RAW data onto card (XMP) (rare) hot / dead pixels on LCD screen lens mount is fragile does not recognize MB-D10 when attached hot / dead pixels occur at higher ISO's AF-C tends to back-focus slightly.



08/27/2008 04:01:52 PM · #2
Don't tell Irene.....hers already is winning ribbons.....8>)
08/27/2008 04:04:28 PM · #3
That is a bloody odd list to affect only some cameras, sounds more like some knock offs got mixed into Santa's bag.
08/27/2008 04:22:53 PM · #4
and a long list at that good lord....
08/27/2008 04:23:40 PM · #5
Could you give us a reference of the source so we can evaluate the level of validity?
08/27/2008 04:32:45 PM · #6
Originally posted by jbsmithana:

Could you give us a reference of the source so we can evaluate the level of validity?


VIDEO OF AN HONEST PHOTOGRAPHER
08/27/2008 04:55:14 PM · #7
Wouldn't this be on the Nikon website if this were true?

Edit: A quick search on Google reveals "Everyone knows this clown is a fake (and a jackass)."
LoL....

It's a bunch of BS


Message edited by author 2008-08-27 16:58:29.
08/27/2008 05:01:07 PM · #8
Here's a good response
08/27/2008 06:03:54 PM · #9
From his youtube profile

"Name: Joseph
Age: 20

Hello! My name is Joseph but you can call me Joe or Joey. I am a professional photographic artist and a Brooks Institute of Photography graduate with Master's Degree in Professional Photography, Videography, and Visual Journalism. I am currently working as the Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine of Western Coast.
"

08/27/2008 06:24:27 PM · #10
LOL Check this out it proves once and for all he is a "FOOL"

From Ken Rockwell's site.

"I'm too chicken to perform formal stress and environmental tests on my D3, but noted photographic scientist and Brooks graduate Joseph Nicholas Spina isn't. He's got what it takes - see what his D3 can take."

//www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d3/performance-pre.htm

He actually believes that little punk. :-D

Message edited by author 2008-08-27 18:24:37.
08/27/2008 06:36:00 PM · #11
//geocities.com/spina_expose/
08/27/2008 09:15:07 PM · #12
He seemed honest enough
08/27/2008 09:33:23 PM · #13
Originally posted by BeeCee:

//geocities.com/spina_expose/

hahaha ..
yet another walking wounded on the internet ..
08/27/2008 10:57:02 PM · #14
Originally posted by heavyj:

He seemed honest enough


The good ones always do; that's the only way they can con people out of whatever they want :)
08/27/2008 11:13:22 PM · #15
if that spina is as crappy as mentioned, i got one thing to say - it's fairly common to see people defending their choice (of cameras, in this case); and defaming other choices (the camera they didn't choose) is one of those tricks.
08/27/2008 11:15:27 PM · #16
We can have another 30+ page thread for Joe Spina here just like the one for Rockwell, asking if he is a fool or whatever. The majority would probably be the same as it is for Rockwell.

Anyways, sticking to the topic; yeah I mean I heard this too, but from the looks of it, it doesn't seem like many users have been "affected" by this "bug".

Irene is continuing to take stunning photographs, and I haven't heard from any D700 owners that their cameras have had problems.

B&H just re-stocked some D700s recently, so even if there was a problem, I think it should be fine now.

08/27/2008 11:23:11 PM · #17
Originally posted by AC:

Irene is continuing to take stunning photographs, and I haven't heard from any D700 owners that their cameras have had problems.

poor irene must be applauded for the extra efforts she puts in to take the winning shot, including (but not limited to):

"Defective sensor fails to deliver results without blown highlights at minimum aperture at low ISO incompatible with Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard CF door are very fragile focusing screen is slightly misplaced AF points will not be able to move around in CL / CH mode Auto WB (White Balance) fails to change the color temperature when SB-900 have a color temperature filter attached (SB-900 reads the filter to send information to D3-Series / D700 to adjust the white balance) D700's popup flash is not working properly for Nikon Creative Lighting System as the master flash high ISO banding appears after ISO 800 short battery life (expects to have at least 1,500 shots per charge but it dies after 250 shots) LiveView have wrong shooting modes (It have to be switched - Tripod Mode is Handheld Mode, Handheld Mode is Tripod Mode) problems with USB Mass Storage option AI ring (for manual focus lenses) is too stiff D700's popup flash menu doesn't include "M" (manual flash input) fails to write RAW data onto card (XMP) (rare) hot / dead pixels on LCD screen lens mount is fragile does not recognize MB-D10 when attached hot / dead pixels occur at higher ISO's AF-C tends to back-focus slightly. " as quoted from a mr spin-a-doc :p
08/28/2008 12:53:29 AM · #18
So has ANYone been able to find this alleged Nikon announcement?
The only thing even remotely resembling any warnings I could find were Nikon's comments about greymarkets in Australia.
08/28/2008 12:55:20 AM · #19
Honestly I began reading this thread out of curiosity. I continued reading after I found BeeCee's link (which, incidentally, leads to pure hilarity. Especially the specs for the D3h and D3x and his supposed IR photos and....). This isn't just funny though. It's honestly somewhat disturbing to me how deluded this guy is. I'm amazed, truly amazed that he hasn't been diagnosed with some sort of psychosis yet. Just....WOW

ETA All of this guy's credentials are non-existent and I would treat all things he says as completely worthless. He invents products and incorrectly lists characteristics of real ones.

Message edited by author 2008-08-28 00:56:47.
08/28/2008 01:08:56 AM · #20
They've also had problems on DPReviews with him creating multiple accounts and posting in support of himself, etc. Other sites have had similar experiences with him.

One of the threads had someone asking why he didn't speak in his videos and he said it was because he was deaf...
08/28/2008 01:32:36 AM · #21
Haven't had any problem with mine. When I was in Peru I took about 600+ photos before recharging and my battery wasn't even at half yet. No banding for me either. When I was taking pictures in the OR I had it on auto ISO and the photos ranged from 200-3200 ISO and look great. Don't know if there is a focusing issue either, my 70-300 is awesome on it, my 50mm is a little soft but I'm thinking it is user error cause I've never had a prime like that and I don't know how to use it perfectly, think I just need to move a little closer.
08/28/2008 01:51:08 AM · #22
Originally posted by BeeCee:

They've also had problems on DPReviews with him creating multiple accounts and posting in support of himself, etc. Other sites have had similar experiences with him.

Aww it makes sense now, he's a shewho! :P
08/28/2008 02:19:30 AM · #23
April's fool, but running late. This guy is a joke!
08/28/2008 02:36:38 AM · #24
Originally posted by BeeCee:

They've also had problems on DPReviews with him creating multiple accounts and posting in support of himself, etc. Other sites have had similar experiences with him.


haha PRICELESS :)
08/28/2008 03:20:37 AM · #25
Originally posted by jdannels:

Originally posted by BeeCee:

They've also had problems on DPReviews with him creating multiple accounts and posting in support of himself, etc. Other sites have had similar experiences with him.

Aww it makes sense now, he's a shewho! :P


Lol, exactly my thought!!
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