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He is not casting aspersions, the man is talking about his real life experience with his total body of Nikon ownership, two of their best pro bodies and two failures at very low usage. I interpret that he is reaching out to other Nikon'ers to confirm his decision to switch if nothing else. I own extensive inventory of both Canon and Nikon bodies for my business, both are good. Nikon however has had it's issues of the years just like everyone else. Matt you will get through this and you made a good decision which hopefully will be born out over time.
No I'm certainly not. I've shot many systems, I shot Olympus for many years before moving from film to digital, couldn't get used to the 4/3 format so I went to canon for 5 years, then frustrated with the 1DMKIII camera and 300MM I moved over to Nikon and have been thrilled, but two failures like this have me scratching my head. The CF card in it is a 2 month old Sandisk extreme UDMA card, I hope that isn't it. I've ruled out the lens and contacts, since it worked perfectly on two other bodies and performed during a photo shoot today.
I came home after my photo shoot downloaded my camera and grabbed the D3 to see what it would do. It wouldn't do anything. not even power on. I grabbed the battery and tossed it on the charger and it won't charge, won't do anything. 2 month old Nikon branded battery, bought from Nikon store. I charged it on Thursday, and used the camera for 85 frames Friday night. Charging my other off brand battery now to see what happens. Will update.