The Nikon Z8 already has a big problem (but Nikon will fix it for free)

Nikon Z8 being reviewed by Adam Waring, editor of N-Photo magazine
(Image credit: Digital Camera World)

Nikon has announced that the Nikon Z8 is affected by a crucial technical issue, which it is offering to repair for free.

The Nikon Z8 has only been shipping for a few weeks, but a number of consumers have found that they can't mount lenses to the body. It seems that, in these cases, lenses cannot physically be rotated to the locked position. It is not yet clear whether the problem occurs straight out of the box, or if it may develop over time.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.