Is Nikon D90 junk? (ERR message thing)

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  1. hoboahoy

    hoboahoy TPF Noob!

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    Nobody wants to own an unreliable piece of expensive hardware. Who has experienced the ERR message problems with your Nikon D90 here? I love to own a D90 but it appears inevitable that many people experience the dreaded ERR message. I don't want to spend $900+ on a piece of unreliable hardware for which the manufacturer doesn't even admit the problem??? I am in the market for a SLR, and D90 seems to be a right camera for me if it functions without problems, but I wouldn't even touch it with a ten-foot pole hoping I would get a copy without the ERR problem by a sheer luck as purchasing. I'm not willing to take a chace like that. It really sucks because D90 otherwise seems to be a great camera. Could you share your experience with the ERR problem? I really believe the D90 has a design flaw. Nikon really should fix the problem, or maybe the release of D5000 is Nikon's attempt to fix the D90 problem (ie releasing D5000 as a revised D90 regarding the ERR issues)? I wonder if D5000 gets the same ERR issue as in D90? I'm hoping people here could convince me that there is nothing wrong with D90, so I could comfortably purchase a D90 because I don't want to pay for a D300S. If I buy a D90, then start getting the ERR message, then I'm really gonna go crazy. Thank you.
     
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    I've never had a problem with mine.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    It's never happened on any of the 4 D90's I own. I bought all 4 last November. (Black Friday) If you go Canon you can worry about Error 99's and failed shutters.

    This stuff is all mass produced.

    I visit several other forums in the course of a day and am not familiar with the problem you're referring to. How about some links?
     
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    Not a single problem here either! I love my D90 and recommend it highly to anyone.
     
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    HeY iTs ScOTtY TPF Noob!

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    I also never had a problem with my D90 and the D5000 is not a D90 replacement or upgrade its more of a downgrade.
     
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    Friend who owned a D80 (before migrating to a D200 then 300) suggested that a reason might be lens weight. He used the 17-55mm f2.8 on the D80 and got those messsages. He didn't get them with the kit lens, or the 16-85mm and he didn't get them with the 17-55mm on the D200 or 300. He figured some kind of flexture could have been causing contact issues. Never figured it out, he sold the D80.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it. Every electronic device made can have a bad copy. Buy it from Adorama, if it gives you problems, return it and have a brand new copy in about 3 days. What's to worry about?

    The D90 is a solid camera.
     
  8. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It could be as simple as not having the aperture ring locked down on the lens at f/22.... (which is actually error code "EE".)

    If you wish to base your decisions on hearsay and from unsubstantiated anecdotal information, then by all means, you should stay far, far away from Nikon, jump camp and break bread with the Canonites. You obiviously are not ready for the Force of the Dark Side.
     
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    I adore my d90! Never had a problem with it :) The HD Video feature is nice, too!
     
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    What problem are you talking about... My uncle has 2 D90's I have one and we have never had a problem. Who told you there was a flaw? Bug???

    I have gotten that error if I forget to stop my 85mm to 22. but that is not a fault of the camera but my stupidity.

    D90 is amazing!
     
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    I highly doubt it. I've shot my D40 (different animal i know) with a 70-200 f2.8 (rented) and it's always worked perfectly. I would certainly hope that if my D40 can handle a heavy lens, then so could the D80 or D90.
     
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    You could be getting the err for a number of reasons. If you use a lens that allows you to change the F/stop manually, you will get the error if it is not set to its widest setting. Also,
    if you are using an external flash and it is not seated right or the batteries are dying, you may get an error message to.
     

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