since last week i have a brand new D4... so my waiting for the D700 replacement has finally ended. although it was not an easy decision, i really love the new camera!!
but i'm (at least) surprised by 3 things, maybe other D4 owners could say something about them? that would be very nice.
1. while testing and getting used to the camera i accidentally discovered that it already had lots of dust on the sensor. that are very small particles and 90% of them appear to be on the upper side of the image, more to the left. we're talking about 50-100 tiny spots, that is more than my D700 has, that has been used for 2 years without a single sensor clean until now. so you can see it was not me (i'm very careful usually) and the cam was really brand new (with shutter count 1 on my first pic). i have read lots about this but only about the D600... where did that dust (or whatever) came from? could it be normal? i mean my D700 only has 3 or 4 visible spots that are not bothering me much after 2 years....
2. sometimes i have noticed a strange behaviour in playback mode, the camera seems to freeze somehow when reviewing images and i cannot change the image, the information or zoom in or out. usually after a few seconds it works again, sometimes only one zoom step and the the camera needs again time to think (or whatever). and once it seems to have changed the function exposure correction that i have set to the function button to bracketing although in the menu it was still set to correction in the menu. also, i've noticed that the flash correction was turned on to -0,7 without me having used that function... the function button was back to normal after turning the camera off and the on again, but i had to reset the flas correction back to 0 manually. by the way, my D700 does the exact same thing when reviewing images, that it needs sometimes time to think or whatever and just locks up. sometimes it can very annoying but i somehow got used to it. i was just really surprised to find a new 6000$ camera do the same thing... anybody else has that behaviour?
3. not so important, but still wondering.... the lower horizontal grid line is divided vertically in 4 pieces. on my camera, the right of these 4 has a very tiny little gap in the middle that is also visible as a little spot when the camera is set to DX mode. is that normal? do your cameras also have that?
thank you very much for your thoughts and information about these things that i noticed in the last week