Really need your help here.
I bought a used D800 from a friend, I just got a chance to use it today, and when I tried to use the camera in bright light I found the following problems.
1.) The viewfinder has black marks towards the edges, mainly towards the edges on all the sides.
2.) The viewfinder shows a Magenta tinge, things look darker also.
When I spoke about this to my friend, he told me that the top Mirror above the Mirror in front of the sensor has this problem in the D800 and Nikon knows about this. He even was very confident and asked me to check with Nikon Service Center. I wanted to check from you guys if you are aware of these things.
Also regarding the Magenta tinge in the viewfinder he told me that this also happens on FX bodies, if you view from a specific angle.
I have also noticed that while viewing through the viewfinder, I can see reflections of the the LED view.
Please let me know if these things can be fixed easily. I am really very worried, as this isnt exactly a cheap camera.
Also coming to shutter count , my friend mentioned that on some bodies the photo count starts from 5000, and the first photo taken starts at 5001.
Any inputs will greatly help me.
This is what my friend told me after I spoke to him again yesterday.
After he got back from the Africa trip, he sent the camera for sensor cleaning.
During the cleaning process, the cleaning liquid fell on the Mirror at the top and this has caused the black marks on the mirror.
Have you guys every heard of anything like this.
I posted this on nikonites.org and everyone suggested me to just let it go.
I have some questions though,
1.) Why would the mirror develop black spots by some liquid falling on it, and especially in a Nikon Service Centre (NPS) ?
2.) Is it possible that Nikon to reset the shutter count to 5000, so that it can start at 5000. Apparently this was done during Firmware upgrade.