Just need to get this off my chest..
D700 sent for repair on MAY 1st 2009,dropped in by a mate.
Faults inconsistent auto focus, the D700 would not lock on in lighting that the D70s had no issues at all. Then when it would lock on, the focus seemed off , shot to shot. Also the focus indication beeper was very faint . A number of hot pixels on longer exposures.
The repairer said the autofocus could not be faulted, the pixels were a result of the long exposures but they would pixel map, however their software said it was all fine. The speaker was to be replaced.
Many 2 months passed with we are waiting on parts. Then one day out of the blue they contacted me to say the camera and another repair I had done would be ready he next day. Good news..
Not for long, within 1/2 hour the "technician" had required another part that would take a further 2 weeks.
Finally all done and returned to me via post today..I even cut an O/T shift short to pick before the post-office closed.Good news....
Not for long, got home grabbed my charged battery and installed along with a CF card. Looking through the viewfinder, it appears to be in DX mode with Closest focus selected (all focal points in viewfinder), so I shot off an image.. All good, love that sound.
Not for long, the second image did not display. Shutter definitely fired.. then another ,same thing.. Thats odd. Reviewing the image the shutter speed fstop data is all there just no image.
So I went into the menu and double checked DX mode was set to Auto, then I set it to FX. The DX box still visible along with all the focus points even-though I've changed it to single point......
SO I tried 3 different FX lenses and even a DX just incase it was confused but no luck...I tried a different CF card just incase the non exposed image was CF corruption, however the fault continued with the new CF card..
I reset the camera ect, and tried all the usual tricks..No luck..
To top it off the diopter adjuster seems to be sticking out and is stuck and cannot be adjusted.....
So I'll be on the phone tomorrow, and I am pi***d.. The least they could do after 3 months is ensure it working, I wouldn't be so upset if I could just drive there with it and get it looked at.. But its back in the mail for a 700klm 4day trip..Not to mention the $40 postage and insurance costs..
I am so contemplating selling up and swapping camps..
Rant over have a nice day..