Nikon Offers Free Inspections and Repairs of D750 DSLRs with Lens Flare Banding Problem

The fix is in! Nikon announced this morning it's offering free inspections and repairs for D750 digital SLRs affected by a problem where a dark shadowy band appears in images with lens flare. Nikon said an adjustment to the autofocus (AF) sensor needs to be made to correct the problem.

The announcement was made on the Nikon USA website, which reads, in part, as follows:

“On December 29, 2014, we announced that we were looking into measures to address the issue reported by some users, namely that when photographing scenes in which an extremely bright light source, such as the sun or high-intensity lighting, is positioned near the top edge of the frame, flare with an unnatural shape sometimes occurs in images captured with the D750 digital SLR camera.

To correct this issue, Nikon will inspect and service at no cost the camera’s light-shielding components and adjust the AF sensor position.  We plan to initiate this service at the end of January and will announce further details, including instructions for requesting servicing, shortly.”

The lens flare banding issue with the Nikon D750 surfaced last month when some users complained about it in videos demonstrating the problem on YouTube.

In Shutterbug's generally postive review of the Nikon D750 in November, we experienced no similar problems with the camera.