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deadshot Jul 23, 2009 2:22 PM

D5000 recall
 
As a matter of interest my beloved D5000 has got to go back to Nikon on recall. I have taken about 900 shots with it without a problem but I am informed by Nikon that it is a preventative measure.Today I typed into the serial No check list my serial No, which is 7 digits starting with 740---- = recall, I also out of curiosity typed in some random No's starting with 739---- and some with 741--- they were not included in the recall, so it looks like possibly 10,000 units may be affected. I dont see it as a big deal. Anyone looking at the camera could easily check if a particular body is due for recall by checking the No. out before buying. I doubt if the serial numbering started 0000001, if it did, it indicates that they have sold over 8,000,000 units, not bad in a recession.

JimC Jul 23, 2009 2:53 PM

I think the first digit signifies the region (Nikon USA, Nikon Canada, Nikon Europe, etc.). So, that makes it more difficult to tell how many cameras are impacted (since only Nikon USA serial numbers are going to be in the database on a Nikon USA website).

Hopefully, they'll turn it around quickly for you so you can get back to enjoying it.

deadshot Jul 23, 2009 3:43 PM

I actually put my No into the USA site then I put it into the UK site when it became available and my No showed recall on both sites but the UK one doesn't say anything about free postage, hopefully that will come soon.

JimC Jul 23, 2009 3:49 PM

That's interesting (that the serial numbers are in the databases associated with more than one region).

Nikon is very "picky" about servicing cameras. For example, Nikon USA will usually refuse to service a camera designed for sale in another region, even if you are willing to pay them for the service.

Other Nikon regions like Nikon Canada have the same policy (they will refuse to service a Nikon camera that was not intended for sale in Canada and purchased through an Authorized Nikon Canada dealer).

The regional distributors (Nikon USA, Nikon Canada, Nikon Europe, etc.), are setup as separate profit centers and have to worry about compliance with a given region's laws, marketing within a given region, setting up dealer networks, servicing the products sold, and more.

So, they frown upon "gray market" cameras (cameras not intended for sale in the region you live in), making a point by refusing to service to them in order to discourage the practice of purchasing cameras outside of the region's authorized dealer network, since the distributor for a region (Nikon USA, Nikon Canada, etc.) does not make a profit on those cameras if the region's distributor is bypassed.

rjseeney Jul 23, 2009 4:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimC (Post 986564)
That's interesting (that the serial numbers are in the databases associated with more than one region).

Nikon is very "picky" about servicing cameras. For example, Nikon USA will usually refuse to service a camera designed for sale in another region, even if you are willing to pay them for the service.

Other Nikon regions like Nikon Canada have the same policy (they will refuse to service a Nikon camera that was not intended for sale in Canada and purchased through an Authorized Nikon Canada dealer).

The regional distributors (Nikon USA, Nikon Canada, Nikon Europe, etc.), are setup as separate profit centers and have to worry about compliance with a given region's laws, marketing within a given region, setting up dealer networks, servicing the products sold, and more.

So, they frown upon "gray market" cameras (cameras not intended for sale in the region you live in), making a point by refusing to service to them in order to discourage the practice of purchasing cameras outside of the region's authorized dealer network, since the distributor for a region (Nikon USA, Nikon Canada, etc.) does not make a profit on those cameras if the region's distributor is bypassed.

I just got a D5000, and keyed the serial into Nikon Europe's site and found out mine was on recall too. However, keying it in the wrong region doesn't won't give you the correct shipping label, which is printed automatically. Europe's serial number search tool was up last night, the USA tool wasn't up until about 8am EST. I'm kind of suprised Nikon didn't just release the numbers that were affected rather than forcing the customer to use a tool. Doing it this way also prevents a customer from being able to reference a serial number list before making a purchase. I went ahead and bought one anyway a few days ago since there would be no way to verify the serial number, and sending it back is no big deal (It's a backup/traveling light camera) as I don't need the camera right now. I'm still a bit dissapointed theat Nikon chose to do it this way, allowing retailers to sell potentially defective cameras, and putting the impetus on the customer to go through the hassle of getting the camera fixed. I suspect this is a fairly widespread problem and using this tool allows them to save a little face over publishing a huge range of affected serial numbers.

sueg Jul 23, 2009 4:48 PM

If not for that recall,I would have bought the D5000 yesterday instead of the D90. I really liked the feel of it in my hands & the rotating LV. I asked the salesclerk about the recall & none of them were even aware of it. I would have been upset if I bought a camera & had to immediately ship it off for a recall. If not for this site,I would not have known about the recall.

rjseeney Jul 23, 2009 6:44 PM

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Originally Posted by sueg (Post 986581)
If not for that recall,I would have bought the D5000 yesterday instead of the D90. I really liked the feel of it in my hands & the rotating LV. I asked the salesclerk about the recall & none of them were even aware of it. I would have been upset if I bought a camera & had to immediately ship it off for a recall. If not for this site,I would not have known about the recall.

While not thrilled about the recall, especially with Nikon's history of issues at launch (This is number three--the BGLOD of the D70, The D2h dead meter being the first two, plus the DBS problem with the D300), it's not a big deal to send the camera in. Nikon typically fixes the problem quickly...you're looking at a 7 day or so turnaround, and Nikon typically checks and will fix any other issues, including cleaning the sensor for free. So you should actually feel better about the camera when you get it back because you know it won't have any issues. Yes it's inconvenient, but the D5000 fit my need--I was looking for the IQ and low light performance of my D300 in a lighter, smaller body. I didn't need all the features of the D90 (i've got a D80 as well), so there was no sense overspending. I can also afford to wait since i've already got two other bodies. I just wish they had simply published the list of bad serial numbers so shoppers could find a camera that wasn't affected, or retailers could choose to address the problem before selling the camera.

RichardK Jul 27, 2009 6:51 AM

Recall
 
Alas, Mine will be returned soon, NOT to Nikon but the camera Store "Henrys' here in Canada. I called them and all their stock was returned to Nikon, however when the get their New stock, mine will be exchanged, no fuss, no hastle.:cool:
I can NOT fault the Store at all they are indeed honoring any recalls.
Richard.:D

kalvin105 Jul 27, 2009 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichardK (Post 987450)
Alas, Mine will be returned soon, NOT to Nikon but the camera Store "Henrys' here in Canada. I called them and all their stock was returned to Nikon, however when the get their New stock, mine will be exchanged, no fuss, no hastle.:cool:
I can NOT fault the Store at all they are indeed honoring any recalls.
Richard.:D


Hi

Which henrys location did you deal with i want to give them a call aswell
i bought mine juz 1 week ago and i dont want the fuss to send it to nikon
let me know ..

thanks

dmarcuz Jul 28, 2009 9:30 AM

D5000 Died
 
I just purchased my D5000 at the end of June and was going on a 26 day trip to Europe. On day 5 my camera died, I thougt it was the battery. A dead camera with 21 days to go, through some of the best places to visit for photography. I called my dealer since I purchased lemon-aid insurance and they sent me a new body with a freind that was coming to Europe and I hooked up with them to get my new camera. If I was not able to get this new camera I would be pissed off in a big way. My brother in-law sent me the recall notice while I was travelling and that's when it all made sense. I checked both serial numbers and both bodies are recalled, they are selling defective cameras:mad:. I'm lucky that the second camera worked for the balance of my trip. Could you imagine missing pictures from: Cinqueterra, Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Sienna, Tuscany, Amalfi coast, Capri, Pompei, and Rome. I had already missed taking breathtaking pictures from the Dolomites and Venice, bummer.

deadshot Jul 28, 2009 10:18 AM

My dealer said he would change the camera for me but he cant get hold of them at the moment.(Well he would say that wouldnt he) but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt

RichardK Jul 28, 2009 5:38 PM

Kelvin
 
Kelvin. I bought my Nikon from the Oshawa Store, but any of them will im sure honor the Deal.
Richard.

zilbog Aug 13, 2009 5:18 PM

Recall
 
:eek:
I just got my new D5000 from Amazon. Charging now, I had called Ritz Camera and asked if the had a D5000, Thay quoted me $849.00. They gave me the ser # so I could check it. it was in the 3000000 and up range. I checked it and it was ok. Now mine comes and I check it , Before I even use it:oogle:. It needs the recall , ot is above 3000000. :eek::oogle::(.
Needless to say. Do people think I should send it back for another. Or Keep it and play then send it to Nikon??
I may just get amother recall one from Amazon. Good price !!! $773 included shipping.
Bob Greer

mtclimber Aug 14, 2009 11:36 PM

Bob-

The reported turn around time for the ON/OFF switch up grade is currently taking about 10 days, which is not too bad.

Sarah Joyce

rjseeney Aug 15, 2009 5:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zilbog (Post 991417)
:eek:
I just got my new D5000 from Amazon. Charging now, I had called Ritz Camera and asked if the had a D5000, Thay quoted me $849.00. They gave me the ser # so I could check it. it was in the 3000000 and up range. I checked it and it was ok. Now mine comes and I check it , Before I even use it:oogle:. It needs the recall , ot is above 3000000. :eek::oogle::(.
Needless to say. Do people think I should send it back for another. Or Keep it and play then send it to Nikon??
I may just get amother recall one from Amazon. Good price !!! $773 included shipping.
Bob Greer

Mine took exactly one week from shipping to return, but I sent it out the first day possible. Nikon just added a bunch more serial numbers to the advisory, and some folks who have already received their camera back have gotten notice they need to return the camera again. I think nearly every D5000 out there is included in the advisory. I would just send the camera back to Nikon rather than trying to track down a non affected body. BTW, I believe the US serial numbers start at 3000000, and since no official range has been posted, it is kind of fruitless to try to figure out what serial numbers are or aren't included.

zilbog Aug 15, 2009 11:40 AM

Recall
 
Having worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years and performed recall repairs thousands of times . I know that sometimes the recalls are a work in progress and it may take a bit for for the dust to settle. If they are asking people to return ones that have already been "fixed"it is not a good sign.
I am going to wait , play with the camera, make sure I am really in love with it. WOW ,, the thing is really awesome!!:nuts:
I gotta figure on another lens:sport-smiley-018: I had thought about a D90 but I am glad I got the 5000. The tilt screen is really nice and I am used to one from my p90.
As always thanx for the input.

Bob

deadshot Aug 24, 2009 10:32 AM

I have just come back from 3 weeks vacation, thankfully without any problems with the power switch. I tried to get my D5000 body changed before I went but the dealer had no stock.I told them I would change it when I came back. They now have stock but I have noticed that Nikon have added new numbers to their recall list whilst I was away.I phoned Nikon and asked if this was going to be an ongoing issue but they said they couldnt forsee the future, which is fair enough but it makes me think the best course of action is to get it repaired then I will know it's sorted. Comments please!!:confused:
Sorry rjseeney, I accidently zipped right past your post, just noticed it after posting this, good comments I think.

mtclimber Aug 24, 2009 10:39 AM

deadshot-

Yes, I agree with you completely. If you send it in and get it fixed, it is no longer as ongoing issue for you and you will most certainly have more peace of mind.

Have a great day.

Sarah Joyce

deadshot Aug 25, 2009 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by rjseeney (Post 991876)
Mine took exactly one week from shipping to return, but I sent it out the first day possible. Nikon just added a bunch more serial numbers to the advisory, and some folks who have already received their camera back have gotten notice they need to return the camera again. I think nearly every D5000 out there is included in the advisory. I would just send the camera back to Nikon rather than trying to track down a non affected body. BTW, I believe the US serial numbers start at 3000000, and since no official range has been posted, it is kind of fruitless to try to figure out what serial numbers are or aren't included.

I 've been looking at the DPreview forum and it looks like you are right RJ about not trying to source an unaffected D5000, as it appears the consensus of opinion is that there arent any, or if there are their very few indeed..

lupedelupe Aug 27, 2009 8:34 AM

Mine's unaffected...

Or at least it is now, as it was exchanged by my local distributor. :D

derelicte Aug 27, 2009 9:23 PM

I got mine about 3 weeks ago, took a chance fully knowing about the recall and have checked the number several times, but so far it's come up unaffected so hopefully they're working their way out of the supply chain!

mtclimber Aug 27, 2009 9:34 PM

derelicte-

That is really good news! I thought we would never get back to OK Nikon D-5000 cameras.

Sarah Joyce

mtclimber Aug 29, 2009 7:10 PM

Folks-

Yes, we have had a bit a good news about the status of the D-5000 cameras and the recall. However, most dealers do not have any unaffected D-5000 cameras in stock, at least here in the USA. I received a new D-5000 camera from www.amazon.com just this past week. However, it too, was on the recall list as well, so I returned the camera.

I am now seriously considering the D-90 camera, which is not subject to any recall. Yes, it will be an increase in camera expense, camera size, and camera weight, but it may be the only choice available to me. I have 5 Nikon lenses, 2 Nikon Flash units, with all the necessary accessories. So, I am essentially wedded to Nikon.

Nikon is a great system, and I am not discouraged, but the additional cost, weight, and camera mass are something that has to be considered as well.

I hope that you are enjoying a great weekend.

Sarah Joyce

zilbog Aug 29, 2009 7:23 PM

I am keeping mine for now. I will wait to send it in so I really know how it feels before they get it. I am enjoying the camera anyways. Also if I wait they may have the recall sorted and or have caught up. No problem with the switch. Though sometimes it just wont take the shot??I am not sure if this is because a setting is off . I have never seen a camera do that before??
Bob

mtclimber Aug 29, 2009 8:31 PM

You see, bob-

That is exactly what I am writing about in my post. The Nikon D-5000 was exactly what I wanted in a DSLR camera. However, that fell beneath the cracks in the deck. Now.like it or not, I am being pushed upwards upgrading toward the Nikon D-90 camera. Just to swim free of the recall mode/mess that Nikon Cameras has created due to their sloppy quality control.

That is not a particularly good deal in my estimation. Yes, Nikon will be happy with their bottom line if I, seeking camera safety, opt for the Nikon D-90 camera instead of the recall plagued D-5000 camera. They (Nikon) will make more bucks. To the hell, with the consumer/user! That is a sad state of affairs for Nikon Inc.to take!

That is what it really feels like, folks. I, for one am beginning to rebel a bit. Nikon controls the camera quality level, but I guess with the Nikon D-5000, they just totally screwed up! I really do not want to accept that as my problem, it really is Nikon's problem, and should I go ahead and pay more for the D-90 camera, just to get free of Nikon's quality control problems? I honestly believe think that Nikon might owe us, consumers, read that as the folks who purchase their cameras from Nikon! In this screw up, if you look at this, very realistically, we are at the the mercy of Mr. Nikon Incorporated.

I, for one object to that scenario. How about anyone else? Am I the only sore head here?

Folks, you tell me. But, I sincerely believe that this is very poor Customer Service on the part of Nikon. Is the scenario: screw the consumer/camera purchaser to solve your screw up on the Nikon D-5000 on-off switch specs? Nikon, I sincerely believe that you have this very wrong. Why penalize the Nikon D-5000 purchasers?

Sarah Joyce

rjseeney Aug 30, 2009 7:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mtclimber (Post 996275)
You see, bob-

That is exactly what I am writing about in my post. The Nikon D-5000 was exactly what I wanted in a DSLR camera. However, that fell beneath the cracks in the deck. Now.like it or not, I am being pushed upwards upgrading toward the Nikon D-90 camera. Just to swim free of the recall mode/mess that Nikon Cameras has created due to their sloppy quality control.

That is not a particularly good deal in my estimation. Yes, Nikon will be happy with their bottom line if I, seeking camera safety, opt for the Nikon D-90 camera instead of the recall plagued D-5000 camera. They (Nikon) will make more bucks. To the hell, with the consumer/user! That is a sad state of affairs for Nikon Inc.to take!

That is what it really feels like, folks. I, for one am beginning to rebel a bit. Nikon controls the camera quality level, but I guess with the Nikon D-5000, they just totally screwed up! I really do not want to accept that as my problem, it really is Nikon's problem, and should I go ahead and pay more for the D-90 camera, just to get free of Nikon's quality control problems? I honestly believe think that Nikon might owe us, consumers, read that as the folks who purchase their cameras from Nikon! In this screw up, if you look at this, very realistically, we are at the the mercy of Mr. Nikon Incorporated.

I, for one object to that scenario. How about anyone else? Am I the only sore head here?

Folks, you tell me. But, I sincerely believe that this is very poor Customer Service on the part of Nikon. Is the scenario: screw the consumer/camera purchaser to solve your screw up on the Nikon D-5000 on-off switch specs? Nikon, I sincerely believe that you have this very wrong. Why penalize the Nikon D-5000 purchasers?

Sarah Joyce

I agree this has been frustrating. Know one really knows for sure what caused the issue, though likely it was a batch of bad parts sent to Nikon from one of their suppliers. To Nikon's credit, they are fixing the problem quickly, and stood up and issued this recall quickly, before the failures were widespread. You didn't see many reports of failures prior to the recall, so they might have been able to sit back and hope the problem wasn't too bad, like they've done in the past. On the other hand, they have been way too quiet as to exactly what the problem is, and most received their cameras back without any invoice, or list of what repairs were done. There was also no way to track the camera, or get a status update online as to where the camera was in the repair process. Because the problem is apparently widespread and sales have tanked (at least I think they have, as you see very little posting about the D5000 in photography forums beyond rants and complaints), I think the D5k likely won't be in the lineup long. It's really too bad, I like the D5k (although i haven't used mine much as I've been shooting sports, and keep using my D300). Even now, I'd still buy a D5k and wait to get it fixed, as it fit exactly what I needed (small, light, nicely featured and with video to boot). Of course I have two other Nikon bodies (D300/D80) and a Canon G10, so I wasn't in a rush or have an immediate need for a camera. For someone buying their first cam or replacing one, this is not a good option. I'm suprised many retailers have not pulled the affected D5k's off their shelves and forced Nikon to address their problem....it's as much a retailer issue as a Nikon issue. Overall, a bad situation that although it was handled, could have been handled better.

mtclimber Aug 30, 2009 9:23 AM

RJ-

Many thanks for your comments. I surely do agree with you! "Overall it was a bad situation, that although it was handled, could have been handled better."

As you mentioned. it has also depressed Nikon D-5000 sales, and camera enthusiasts are carefully staying away from the D-5000 camera and not purchasing. Mention of the D-5000 has also fallen off in Camera Forums.

With the introduction of the Nikon D-3000 camera coming soon, the D-5000 camera fit into Nikon's line-up nicely. It is a shame that Nikon has had so much trouble with the D-5000. I would surmise that the problem on the D-5000, has increased the sales of their D-90 camera as well. That is where I find myself right now, seriously considering the D-90 to replace my D-5000 decision.

Luckily, I was still within the 30 day, no questions asked return period, with www.amazon.com when the first D-5000 recall happened. Also like you, RJ, I had a Nikon D-40 and a Nikon D-50 body to carry me through.

Have a great day.

Sarah Joyce

JimC Aug 30, 2009 9:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjseeney (Post 996325)
I'm suprised many retailers have not pulled the affected D5k's off their shelves and forced Nikon to address their problem....it's as much a retailer issue as a Nikon issue. Overall, a bad situation that although it was handled, could have been handled better.

That's my thought. By leaving cameras with a problem on the shelf, you're just prolonging the issue.

I can imagine that Nikon was trying to weigh how many lost sales they'd have by just recalling all of the from the supply chain, versus the negative impact on customer perception being caused by waiting until they're already in consumers hands to fix them. My vote would have been to just recall all of them and start fresh. But, at least they are admitting the issue and taking steps to notify buyers and get them fixed.

Also, as you noticed, I don't remember seeing any Nikon D5000 owners reporting failures prior to the recalls. So, that may have influenced how they're handling it. For example, if their testing indicated a longer term reliability problem for a power switch, that's something that isn't going to show up for a while, and gives them the luxury of fixing them at a slower pace without influencing sales as much (by not pulling all of them from the supply chain all at once).

I think that approach might be hurting sales more than they realize. Of course, I could be wrong. Not everyone reads photography forums and keeps up with that kind of thing. lol

rjseeney Aug 30, 2009 10:25 AM

Quote:

Not everyone reads photography forums and keeps up with that kind of thing. lol
Are you telling me everyone doesn't spend a few minutes every hour all day checking the various photography forums on the web??

whitepass Aug 30, 2009 12:16 PM

Nikon has a new TV add out on the D-5000, first TV add for a camera in a long time.

JimC Aug 30, 2009 1:37 PM

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Originally Posted by rjseeney (Post 996362)
Are you telling me everyone doesn't spend a few minutes every hour all day checking the various photography forums on the web??

I know it's hard to believe. But, I don't think everyone [else] does that. :)

mtclimber Aug 30, 2009 2:25 PM

Yes, I have seen that TV advertisement. It probably points to or verifies the fact that D-5000 sales have plummeted in the last six weeks.

Have a great day.

Sarah Joyce

deadshot Aug 31, 2009 8:56 AM

I have kicked this around for a while now,I wanted to sort mine out before my holidays but the dealer had no stock. However the camera was fine on my Hol's, no problems at all. Nikon UK tell me that there is a 3-4 week turn around at the moment, also that they will repair it even after the warranty period has expired, they said that as the switch hasn't gone yet it was unlikely that it would, as most failures happen very soon after purchase.
As I am not a professional I can afford to be without my camera for a while so it is not really a big deal more of a nuisance, I will leave it until the rush has died down. My thoughts are that I could get a replacement as the dealer has stock (mmmm what has happened to the return to dealer models) would I be getting one of them that perhaps hadn't been treated as well as mine? Would the replacement have Hot Pixels that mine has not? I have been told that Nikon wont reissue repaired models as new( cynical old me doesn't believe that Nikon will scrap all those cameras nor flood the market with cheap refurbished). If I go Sarah's route and swap for the D90, that model hasn't been trouble free ( see a previous thread ) plus even more weight.Trouble is it's always just a few more ozs. I did notice a difference carrying the D5000 up hill and down dale as opposed to the D40, the D90 would be worse again by a few ozs.
I personally think Nikon did the right thing announcing the recall but my guess is they now wish they had just let the faulty ones come back as most makers would have done,so well done Nikon for putting their hand up at least, lets hope they dont try a cover up next time, because if there's too much furore that's what they will do for sure. As a matter of interest I found the Variangle screen very useful on more than one occasion while I was away, so no D90 for me.

bper Aug 31, 2009 7:21 PM

My thoughts on this are that Nikon should have pulled or recalled all the distributor / dealer shelf stock when they first realized they had a problem, rather than letting it get out to the public and then recalling them. If nothing else they could have come out with a D5000s as the recalled cameras had been upgraded (fixed).

I don't own a D5000, still relying on my trusting D80, but I tend to agree that I was pretty disappointed with Nikon's handling of this as far as letting the camera's continue to be sold, even though they knew they were bad. I'll bet Canon is laughing all the way to the bank.

I made the move from a Pentax to a Nikon last year and sold all my Pentax gear on Ebay. Between that and my Fuji camera, I had enough to buy the D80 kit with a 18-135mm lens. To that I added a Sigma macro. The problem with DSLR's is you make a big commitment to the system with the lenses and other necessities, so changing brands is not an option for most of us without a lot of effort. Has anyone looked to see how many D5000's are listed on Ebay, not counting dealers - Bruce

deadshot Sep 23, 2009 8:55 AM

I thought I would update this for anyone who might be interested.
I sent my D5000 body back last week and have now got it back 8 days after I posted it. Cleaned and switch/repaired/replaced, it was well packed.
Apart from having to fork out the postage, a fairly painless experience. The alternative was to spend out a similar amount on petrol.
I just hope I get a few years trouble free photography.

rjseeney Sep 23, 2009 9:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deadshot (Post 1002977)
I thought I would update this for anyone who might be interested.
I sent my D5000 body back last week and have now got it back 8 days after I posted it. Cleaned and switch/repaired/replaced, it was well packed.
Apart from having to fork out the postage, a fairly painless experience. The alternative was to spend out a similar amount on petrol.
I just hope I get a few years trouble free photography.

You had to pay postage?? I got a prepaid shipping label after entering my serial number in the search tool on Nikon's site. I haven't heard of anyone being required to pay postage.

deadshot Sep 23, 2009 9:41 AM

Yes R J unfortunately here in the UK we regularly get ripped off. Our cars cost more than most anywhere else, sports equipment which I am involved in is also more expensive than the USA. I did question Nikon about it but they said it's handled differently in the UK.
I haven't a clue why there's a difference, perhaps it's British tolerance or just being mugs.

littlejohn Oct 3, 2009 2:47 AM

So all being said...would you purchase the 5000 if you were just starting out and had no other 'nikon investments'???

deadshot Oct 4, 2009 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by littlejohn (Post 1005616)
So all being said...would you purchase the 5000 if you were just starting out and had no other 'nikon investments'???

Absolutely! in fact I only have one Nikor lens, the 18-200VR plus a SB400 flash both of which sell for a good price on E.Bay.The dealer would have swapped my D5000 for a Canon or other equivalant.To be honest if it got stolen tomorrow I would get another straight away. Why? well to me it's a fantastic camera, the swivel LV I have found very useful a few times by getting me shots that other wise I could only have got by luck.The Active D lighting is very good, better than I expected. Noise at high ISO is excellant and colour fringing is virtually non existant. Auto ISO is also very useful and sometimes saves a shot that I have muffed. So what more could I ask for? lighter would be good and thats about all , I could solve that by getting a lighter lens but I love that 18-200 VR lens, I know there are better lenses out there but not better lenses like for like IMHO.

Newmom Oct 20, 2009 11:41 PM

Still having problems?
 
Hi - we are looking at the D5k for new baby pictures. Planning on getting that body with the 18-105 lens that comes with the D90. Are they still having a lot of problems with the recall? No sense in getting it if we're going to miss out on the first moments of our new baby because it had to go back to the manufacturer! Carrying the D90 around does not sound like a lot of fun, even if the body is only $130 more - I really don't need the extra weight.
Thanks!


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