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Old Nov 30, 2004, 6:11 AM   #21
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Heard back from Grays of Westminster this morning...

They said they have no hands-on experience of the 8800 and I should refer all queries to (you guessed it) Nikon Technical Support.

So much for exemplary customer service and satisfaction.

As you say the camera works fine so it's pointless becoming paranoid about it... until the Warranty expires.

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Old Nov 30, 2004, 12:10 PM   #22
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Hmmmmmmmm.......very interesting (as I am considering picking up this camera).

I wonder if a lil' WD40 at the lens/camera physical interface would help? :-)
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Old Nov 30, 2004, 3:05 PM   #23
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Nahhhh it dribbles out all over your shirt :lol:
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Old Dec 2, 2004, 3:54 PM   #24
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Megapixel have posted a full review on the Nikon 8800 here: http://www.megapixel.net/html/issueindex.php?lang=en

During their conclusions they found the zoom motor to be noisy.

I recently tried out a Nikon 8800 at my local store and was impressed at how quiet & smooththe zoom motorwas compared tomy Fuji FinePix S602 which by comparisonsounds positively noisy - I guess it's what you're used to.
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 11:25 PM   #25
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Thanks for all your responses, here's the message i got back from Nikon this morning.

Hello Mr Smith,

I have checked our bench model of the camera here and the noises you are experiencing with the camera are normal. With VR and Continuous focus off you can still here a noise from the camera.

Regards

Emma Irwin
Nikon UK Customer Support.



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If that person says it's normal...then what the hell is it?
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 5:09 AM   #26
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Beats me, i hardly notice it now i only notice it when it's very quite.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 7:33 PM   #27
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Me too. I heard it when I first bought the camera, ignored it and now never notice it at all. The growling when you select Close Ups makes me want to squirt WD30 in it, but that probably isn't wise. So relax and let the little guy whir away, doing whatever they have made it do inside that magnesium shell. My back creaks louder.

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Old Jan 17, 2005, 7:38 PM   #28
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OK Digcamfan...I realize I called it WD 30...we don't yet have the WD 40 firmware update in Canada ! Drat this potent homebrew !

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Old Jan 18, 2005, 8:22 PM   #29
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I received the Nikon 8800 for Christmas from my husband after trying the Konica Minolta z3 and hating it. I love the 8800 so far although I have a lot to learn. But anyway- every now and then I hear a strange whirring noise as well. I haven't figured out a pattern yet. Today it happened in the scene mode. It seems to work fine as far as taking pictures, so for now I am just monitring it.
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Old May 31, 2005, 3:42 PM   #30
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I hear the "hihshshshssh" noise also... Did you have any news about it?

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