Today my local camera store called that my D800 is back from
the dead service. That’s good ! But. The outcome of the nearly four weeks the camera spent at the service: Nothing. Nada. Nihil. Zero. Nichts. Rien.That’s bad.
They tested my D800 with a SB-600, SB-700 and SB-800 just like I did and could not reproduce the problem. The flashes always triggered reliably.
I always feared that this situation could occur. And if I had not received messages from other D800 users who have the same problem I would start doubting my sanity. But no, other people have the same problem, so I was not seeing ghosts.
Now all I can do is to wait for a firmware update and hope that the issue will be fixed by that. Until then I can’t use the D800 in the studio, and that is quite disappointing considering the proud price of the camera.