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NIKON D2H ERR FAULT

MY NIKON D2H HAS ONLY 11467 SHUTTER ACTUATIONS.

PROBLEM. AFTER SECOND RELEASE OF SHUTTER, ERR APPEARS IN THE VIEW FINDER, NO PICTURE IS RECORDED,
SOMETIMES 4 BLANK EXPOSURES APPEAR WHEN YOU VIEW
TAKEN IMAGES. PROVIDING YOU KEEP ON TAKING PICTURES
THE PROBLEM ISNT REPEATED. HOWEVER, THE NEXT TIME THE CAMERA IS USED, THE FUALT IS REPEATED, IS THIS A COMMON FAULT THAT IS DOWN TO NIKON TO RECTIFY ( FREE OF CHARGE ) ? OR IS PROBLEM MINE ? THANKYOU

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I had a D2H with a similar error. The camera started giving an 'ERR' message almost from new but from reading various posts from other users I assumed it was a 'known' idiosyncrasy of the D2H, the camera would create an underexposed first shot after turning on. A colleague has the same problem on his D2H, and there are numerous references to the same problem on the web. Your post points to a similar shutter issue. My shutter failed completely at around 65,000 actuations, well short of the advertised '150,000'. In addition, the horizontal Main Command Dial had also failed a short time before, and it had cost me £135GBP to have that repaired.

The problem is down to the shutter and unfortunately replacing the shutter costs £349GBP in the UK, quoted to me by the Nikon UK Service Department, in Kingston, in March 09.

As for Nikon repairing it under a 'goodwill' policy, you may have better luck than me if you live somewhere other than the UK. I told them to keep mine, as attempting to charge me for the repair was the last straw, it wasn’t worth me spending another £350 on a camera that hadn’t been reliable in the first place. I had been planning on getting a D3 in October/November but will now probably sell my Nikon gear and go over to Canon, as Nikon don’t seem too bothered about their professional user base, and I certainly won’t be paying £5,000 for a D3X.

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