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Old Jan 14, 2005, 8:10 PM   #1
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Firstable sorry for my painful english.

I've just buyed a Nikon 8800 and I am very happy by the results.

However I have a liitle doubt.

In Auto, P,S,A,M modes I hear a very little noise (like a computer fan rounding).

It's very low: for hear it, I must to near the camera to my ear.

This little rumor decrease at tele position and miss in Play or Set Up modes.

The camera works great butI don't understand if this little rumor is

normal or not.

Thanks in advance.

Dario

Italy.
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Old Jan 14, 2005, 9:02 PM   #2
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Dario,



Don't worry.....I think just about everyone on this board with an 8800 has the same noise, including me. I think someone has contacted Nikon and it is a normal finding.

Ciao

Jason

My wife is Italian....I should have had her translate this into Italian :-)
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Old Jan 14, 2005, 9:57 PM   #3
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Can anyone describe this noise in more detail? I've had my 8800 for almost three weeks and I have not noticed it.
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Old Jan 14, 2005, 10:08 PM   #4
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If you hold the camera up to your ear you will hear a faint "fan like" noise. Some people (including me) hear a "clunk like" noise if you rock the camera back in forth in your hand as well.

I believe Nikon Support has said that these noises are normal and don't affect camera function.

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Old Jan 14, 2005, 10:33 PM   #5
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I just tried holding the 8800 up to my ear and heard the noise. it does sound like a fan. The noise is not audible in setup, ISO, and some other dial settings. We're sure putting this camera under a microscope.
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Old Jan 14, 2005, 11:59 PM   #6
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Thanks Jason. Since I'm using this camera exclusively in my copystand for macro work (I use the 5400 and 5700 for outdoors) I haven't noticed it at all. I just turned it on and got my ear as close as I could, but didn't hear anything.

As far as putting this under the microscope, I agree. I think this camera makes some folks who spent a lot more for lower class DSLRs nervous.
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 3:53 AM   #7
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Thanks for your replies.

I also have contacted Nikon Italy and they says to me that it's normal and I shouldn't

worry about it.

Dear JayEyes,

What a coincidence: my girlfriend lives in Montreal for work!! I was there a lot of time. Canada is Amazing.:idea: Mmmmhhh....a very good place to try hard my new 8800.

See You. Dario.
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 12:35 PM   #8
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interesting how 1 camera has no noise, and the rest do.
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 3:01 PM   #9
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Also I don't think anyone has actually identified what is making this noise... least of all Nikon.

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Old Jan 15, 2005, 3:45 PM   #10
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Right, it's a very strange think. However, Nikon (like ever) does misterious!

I have phoned to the italian Nikon's customer service but anybody "knows" what I was talking about.

Hi.

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