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Old 04-03-2018, 01:43 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by RobJor View Post

I never sent 750 back on the shutter recall so could do that, probably due for a full cleaning. Don't really want to do it myself.

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You may want to consider proactively sending your 750 back for the shutter recall. If you call them, they will send you an RS label, so you can box it up and just drop it at UPS at no charge to you. They will return it after servicing it, again at no cost to you. Takes about 10 days. In the process of changing out the shutter, they will also clean your camera.

The reason I suggest doing this is because my 750 developed a host of problems back in 2016. My camera did not appear on the first recall list, so I assumed I was out of the woods. Such was not the case. First, it developed the shutter freeze problem that Nikon doesn't admit. It would happen most often after the camera had been shut off for a while (hours). I'd trigger the shutter and it would freeze open, ruining the frame. Fortunately, pressing a second time would unfreeze it. It did that for a month or two, and then things really went downhill. While on a shoot in WI, the camera suddenly developed the stripe-across-the-top-of-the-frame problem, as well as the "odd flare" problem. It happened with one push of the shutter. I thought I could work around it during the shoot, by going wider, but what I didn't know was that the shutter had scattered debris all over my sensor. Anyway, in the airport boarding lounge on the way home, I called Nikon and they set up the return. Unfortunately, because I had another charter scheduled the following week, I had to spend $100 to rent another 750, so I still had a second body.

Since returning from that work, the basic body has functioned fine....but it now has another problem associated with the grip. If left unused for more than a few hours, the camera will complain that the batteries are dead when I try to turn it on. Removing and re-attaching the grip will fix it.....until next time, but it is very annoying. I think this is known as DBS (or "Dead Battery Syndrome") I don't believe that Nikon admits it, or has any fixes for it. My batteries are both fully charged, and they are both genuine Nikon, not knock-offs.

Quite honestly, as I look at potentially getting a new camera, it is probably the 3 year-old D750 that I would sell and replace, not the 5 year-old D4. When it works, the 750 performs well, but from a reliability standpoint, it has been a serious disappointment.

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