10-16-2016, 05:46 PM
Quote:Haven't you been the one who "never had problems with my Nikons, so I take the chance and order a grey market camera"? It's only a question, not an accusation. Somehow Priceminister has also to make money and I really wonder, if those bodies sold by them just are classified by Nikon to go to "lower expectation markets". Of course, they would never admit that and maintain, all D500 are outstanding no matter how cheap they were.I know it easy to think that they could be the rejects, but think, they are just cameras for Asian markets coming in from different countries, to supply a market with defective cameras just wouldn't be possible or feasible. This is the forth grey market product I've had, the K3 and the D750 were fine (the K3 had problems later but so did many non grey versions) the D750 has been great, many US versions haven't. The Tammy had to be returned de-centered, the second grey one is fine. (normal for lenses).
But it's a tempting idea, to sell an "close to borders of spec"camera instead of demolish it or try to adjust it.
Also I wonder how many D500 to whatever comparisons were made without lens calibration? Anyway, I made my experiences with DSLRs and Nikon in particular and somehow I prefer not to bother with systematic issues anymore.
How long did it take you to check this 9 lenses? It's a rhetoric question, don't answer, because I already doubt the Tamron will have it's AFMA throughout the range of FL and distance.
No, I'm not happy about the unlucky D500 body and it doesn't show much more than "mistakes happen".
You know yourself how it is with PDAF , you've high-lighted it's problems many a time JoJu, that's the whole thing with DSLRs they are as good as their calibration!
In fact this is the best presented DSLR I have had, the seal and the box were perfect and not a trace of even being touched, I think I got the one that was being assembled on Friday at two minutes to six! I Nikon is not what it was since it move it's production!
PS. The D500's shutter is superbly damped and quiet, the noise is also short. Using the Tammy's VC used to blur the image at 600mm, I was using it this afternoon at the river with VC on, no blurring, it's now my guess that the VC was trying to compensate for the vibration of the older clacky shutters that was causing the problem, not so with the D500's one.