Refurb D800 vs New

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Anybody bought the Nikon refurb D800? If so did you experience the left side AF problem? Recommendations on Refurb vs. new would be appreciated.
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Thanks for the advice. With lot side focus issue still being a concern, paying a bit extra to get the full year warranty seem prudent.
 
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I bought a refurb from Adorama and it had focus issues. I returned it and purchased a new one that has been flawless. But it might just be the luck of the draw.
Joe
 
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Thanks again for the feedback. I might still go for a refurb here with the 90 day warranty. Just have to plan on throughly checking out the focus issue in the first 90 days.
 
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I can't tell you if the refurb I own has any issues, but I have been using it for a few months, and I love it! I can't see a reason to loath any camera however! I have shot my sons soccer games, and for a first timer sports shooter like I am, I think I fared well!


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i bought a refurb d800 @1999 and so far its been great. i even got a few months warranty. i decided to send my camera to nikon just in case. :) i did some focus tests and it seemed inconsistent but i kept questioning whether it was my methods. contacted nikon and they said they wanted to check out the camera. so now its on its way. i would buy refurb again in a heartbeat.
 
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