Some of you might remember my post awhile back about the irritating "weird diagonal stripe" I saw in a corner of my D800 images. The thread, as a reminder:http://www.photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00cB83 Thanks to all of you for your suggestions and concern...and here is the rest of the story (from my blog): I sent my D800 in for repair of the "weird diagonal stripe" on the sensor on January 21st. (See previous posts: Nov 19, Nov 24, Nov 26, 2013, and Jan 21, 2014.) It was received by Nikon on January 29 and I approved the repair that very day. I just received the camera back this afternoon (Feb 6). The verdict? I have to say I was expecting the worst. Nikon's customer relations seem to have been bumping down a rocky 4x4 trail toward a Wile E. Coyote cliff lately and their concern for customer satisfaction was a big unknown variable in my mind. If you follow Thom "Mr. Nikon" Hogan's site at all, you know he has been giving Nikon a pretty severe lashing with the cat o' nine tails lately for all things customer related (one example). And, thickening the plot soup, my camera was technically just barely out of the warranty period (it was a Nikon Store refurb)--and even though the issue looked to be one of a flawed sensor from the manufaturer on Day 1, I figured they'd just say, "Tough luck, son." So, again, I was not expecting much--and given what they were charging me for the repair (about $160 clams), all I really expected was a cleaning that would do nothing to solve the issue. To quote Gomer, "Surprise, surprise, surprise!" My D800 is no-kiddin' fixed and it looks practically new! With a few test shots, I confirmed that there was no sign at all of that weird diagonal stripe. In fact, it actually said "RPL sensor" on the work order. I am impressed. Kudos to Nikon for doing the right thing and making me one happy camper. That means I'm off at dawn tomorrow in the feezing cold in search of that elusive perfect image.