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    This caught my attention when I flip thru some news feed..

    http://petapixel.com/2014/12/16/niko...0e-dslrs-wild/

    Damn scary about what these people can do.
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    Oh... wow...

    I am wondering if one day, these people started placing cheap hundred dollars compact camera into the bodies of D810, then sell them off through auction websites at US$1600 each. They will earn heaps. And close down the virtual shops as soon as discovered, then open another one, one or two weeks down the road. Wow... frightening.
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    i was reading this too... and i was like... really?
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    Wow... But I guess it is entirely possible, since it is just a swap of the outer casing...
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    Thanks for the update !!!

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    But I'm thinking, I thought the exterior casing itself will cost quite a fair bit already....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    But I'm thinking, I thought the exterior casing itself will cost quite a fair bit already....
    Maybe they just pluck out the D800 plate and stick on D800E plate. 😃

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    Maybe they just pluck out the D800 plate and stick on D800E plate.
    didn't know that can be done either
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    didn't know that can be done either
    Just a wild guess. Haha.

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    I hope BnS sellers don't get offended if I'm just asking 'If this fake?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    But I'm thinking, I thought the exterior casing itself will cost quite a fair bit already....
    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    Maybe they just pluck out the D800 plate and stick on D800E plate. 
    the D800 / D800E wording is printed on the casing, so need to swap the top casing and plates at the bottom of the camera body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elisya View Post
    I hope BnS sellers don't get offended if I'm just asking 'If this fake?'
    sure genuine sellers will get offended if you pop this question.

    anyway, exif data can not lie, just take a shot and read the exif data yourself.
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    And then the scammer will have a D800e in a D800 shell.. Not to mention the effort it takes to swop. Just to earn a few hundred bucks more. I have a hard time believing this is a big thing.!

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    Months after the first news appeared, the saga continues....

    Fake d610, d4s

    http://petapixel.com/2015/04/14/niko...on-watch-list/
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    Nikon does not sell parts. Where do they get the casing?
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    Fake eyelevel finder F and F2 are made too. As well as fake Titans. They've been faking Leicas forever. They've probably sold a few fake HCB photos too. Please don't freak out and be scared to touch a Nikon or any camera for that matter. Be aware. Be educated. Be prepared. Know when you are rolling dice if at all possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    Nikon does not sell parts. Where do they get the casing?
    Maybe they just replaced the labels like stickers

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonzen View Post
    Fake eyelevel finder F and F2 are made too. As well as fake Titans. They've been faking Leicas forever. They've probably sold a few fake HCB photos too. Please don't freak out and be scared to touch a Nikon or any camera for that matter. Be aware. Be educated. Be prepared. Know when you are rolling dice if at all possible.

    It is nothing new bros...just modernized version of the same old game.
    Just raising awareness of what to check. And definitely not to deter people from buying/touching brand X or Y.
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    That means my genuine D800E is actually worth much more now ...................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    That means my genuine D800E is actually worth much more now ...................
    Yeaahhh.... $2 more
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