Hi folks, just wanted to see if anyone has had any issues similar to mine.
I just purchased a 8000HD monitor from B&H. I love the size and price of the monitor and I'm happy with the color/contrast etc. I'm using it primarily for composition & focus for my Sony Z7U. The unit arrived a few days ago and worked perfectly right out of the box. I fired it up for a few minutes over the last few days to test it....and it worked perfectly every single time.
Today I took it out on a paying job and it failed me miserably right off the bat. I arrived at the location with 4 fully charged batteries. I connected one fresh battery to my camera and another to the monitor. The monitor turned on and then turned itself off. I removed the battery and replaced it again...trying to make sure it was seated correctly and had a good fit. The unit would not turn back on. I connected another battery to it - it turned on and then off again. I went thru all my batteries connecting them to the monitor and it would turn on momentarily and then turn itself off. After wasting about 30 minutes trying different options, I put it back in the box that it arrived in and shot the job using only the LCD monitor on the camera. This is very disappointing considering how much I spent on the monitor and how much I really needed it at that moment.
Anyone else had any issues like this with their 8000HD monitor?
I just emailed B&H to see if they would overnight me a replacement right away as I have more jobs coming up and need a larger monitor than the camera provides on it's own.
I loved this monitor while it was working