After many years of supporting Nikon, finally come to a conclusion that why I hate Nikon.
I have used Nikon from F80 to D70. Thinking of getting a D700 but no longer in my buying list. Nikon camera don't last. I still can recall my F80 metering system faulty and cost SGD200+ to repair. Now after long time didn't use since I bought D70, the rubber material became sticky or start to melt. My camera is free from fungus and all the while I put in dry box, sayang like baby.
Let's come and see what My F80 can do now:
Stunning right, our Nikon center said can be repair, another cost as below:
CAMERA BACK LOCK RELEASE COVER - $5
GRIP COVER - $9
BACK DOOR UNIT (Normal) - $45
EXTERNAL BACK DOOR BODY (with bottom 1 button) - $18
EXTERNAL BACK DOOR BODY (with bottom 2 button) - $18
General Servicing - $80
Total charges for F80 rubbers - $168 inclusive of GST.
I was thinking this film camera next time can show my children how papa take photo last time without advance technology. You can see when I try to clean up, the rubber stain all around the back.
And the best part is my D70 also start to have such symptom, not til sticky but you can feel it. So continue to be die hard? or only those high end model can really last?
Lucky nothing wrong to my 2 x F2.8 lens. If not really heavy damage.