I sent my d70 to Nikon's El Segundo repair center on Wednesday, 10/5, and Fedex confirmed delivery at 9:00AM on Friday. This is the letter that accompanied it: Now it's a waiting game. The standard procedure is for them to log is the camera, evaluate it, and then contact the owner by Snail-Mail to get authorization for the repair. I hope to shortcut the system, and will call on Tuesday and try to speak to a very responsive tech at El Segundo that Phil Youngblood identified for me. I'll see if I can authorize the repair by phone, and try to make the case that this is a design problem that should be repaired at Nikon's expense. If the d70 isn't capable of supporting the heaview lenses, that should have been noted in its specs. Users shouldn't be penalized for buying Nikon's best lenses, and enriching their profit line, should they? Note that I spoke to a service tech on Friday afternoon, and she thought I was calling about a BGLOD return. They are estimating a 5 day turn-around for BGLOD repairs. I hope that doesn't stuff the system up and extend the repair cycle for other problems. I'll keep you updated about the repair process on this thread. It'll help me cope with my withdrawal symptoms. epressed.