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More trouble for Nikon’s D750 DSLR as company reveals shutter issue

By all accounts, Nikon’s D750 is one awesome camera. DT’s in-depth review, like many others, praised it for its stunning stills, impressive all-round performance, and decent feature set. Goodness gracious, we even went so far as to call it “one of the best DSLRs we have ever tested.”

But it hasn’t all been all plain sailing for Nikon’s full-frame shooter, which landed on the market at the tail end of last year.

For starters, there was a flare issue (in certain lighting conditions) with some units that prompted Nikon to issue a special notice advising affected owners to take their camera to a service center to have the issue rectified.

And now it’s just acknowledged another issue affecting the $2000 device. According to a service advisory issued by Nikon this week, some users with cameras manufactured in September and October 2014 have been experiencing unwanted “shading” in some images.

The company points the finger at a malfunctioning shutter, which may sometimes result “in a shading of a portion of images” taken with the camera.

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As with the previous issue, Nikon invites affected users to take their camera to a service center, where it’ll be repaired free of charge.

If you’ve not noticed shading on any of your D750 images but nevertheless want to check if your device is one of the units in need of attention, hit Nikon’s service advisory page here and enter your camera’s seven-digit serial number, which you’ll find on the underside of the device as shown in the image below.

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If your device was manufactured during Nikon’s specified dates, the advisory page will notify you and suggest you get it checked out at a service center.

While the number of affected cameras may not be so huge, it’s still an issue Nikon could certainly do without – and, of course, it’s not much good if one of the malfunctioning units happens to be yours.

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The company has been having a few issues with its lower-priced full-frame cameras over the last couple of years. The D600, for example, also caused the camera maker some embarrassment when a number of owners started noticing granular black spots on some images, caused by an issue with the sensor and shutter mechanism.

As with the D750, Nikon was forced to issue a service advisory to help fix the problem, though not before receiving criticism from some D600 owners who accused the company of taking too long to acknowledge the issue.