If you're one of the many photographers out there with one of the most popular digital cameras on the entire market, the Nikon D750, you're going to want to grab it and check the serial number to make sure it's not one of the affected units in this new service advisory. Read on to learn if yours is affected and how to send yours in to Nikon for free.
The Nikon D750 is arguably the most popular DSLR in the entire world of photography right now, known for its stellar specs, including an out-of-this-world sensor. But, it's had its fair share of hardware issues, and Nikon is now asking users for a third time to check to see if they need to send their camera in for complimentary service after the flare banding issue and shutter issue from just over a year ago. Some people have also had problems with hot shoe alignment. To be clear, this is an extension of the shutter issue, not the flare. While this original shutter advisory was found to only affect cameras manufactured in October and November of 2014, Nikon has since found cameras made between December 2014 and June 2015 may exhibit this same issue.
To see if yours is affected, you'll want to head to Nikon's D750 Service Advisory page, where you'll be asked to enter the serial number on the bottom of the camera. If yours is eligible for repair, the website will collect your contact information, and you'll be able to print off a UPS label so you can send out your body as soon as is convenient.
While your mileage may vary, I sent one of my D750 bodies in for service last year for the flare issue, and it only took eight days from the time I dropped it off at The UPS Store until I had it back in my hands.
It is also worth noting that service advisories are the only time Nikon will service gray market bodies. Gray market equipment does not include a Nikon warranty, but more than that, Nikon will not service them at any price. Service advisories are your only hope of getting Nikon to touch one of them. So, if you've been scouting out one of those cheap $1200-$1500 gray market D750s online, rest assured you can get them taken care of for this issue. Even with that, if you plan on going the gray market route, I suggest buying from a seller who provides their own in-house warranty.
If you can, always go the extra safe route and buy a D750 from a reputable reseller, but even still, your camera may be subject to this service advisory.