I have had my D80 for 4 years now, and it has been working perfectly. I haven't used it for the past 2 months, and when I took it out last week I found out that it is broken. The LCD flashes "Err" when I try to focus or take a photo. The shutter works OK. Camera does not seem to be able to focus. This happens with two lenses. I did try cleaning the lens contacts, but that did not help. Also tried resetting the camera. At this point I am assuming something is broken.
What is the best place to have this repaired? Send it in to Nikon directly, or use a camera shop authorized to do the repairs? Where will I get the best service? the best price? I read somewhere online that Nikon repairs from them directly can run easily over $200. To me that seems a bit insane, given that that is probably more then half the market cost of my camera as it is right now.