Sensor Spots on D800

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LeeAnnWhite
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Posted Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:11PM
Posted By kelvinjay:
Interesting video regarding D600 spots.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/11/21/nikon-d600-dust-timelapse

Interesting.  Thanks.  I shipped my D600 in to Nikon last Tues. for a thorough cleaning.  Hoping that I will get it back by the end of next week.  But my fear is that it will be returned clean and that the spots will then accumulate again just as rapidly as they did from the get-go.  Considering that I just switched from Canon for this purchase this will NOT be the Nikon newbie experience that I'd hoped for.  I will post what happens once I get it back........
karenhermannCLOSED
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012 6:53PM
Apparently a fix of the faulty D600 is forthcoming: 


http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50354207

(Edited on 2012-12-03 18:54:07 by karenhermann)
dosecreative
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 10:41AM
Posted By hatman12:
I remember when I bought my first Nikon D200 (years ago). Had lots of dust spots right from the beginning. Took it to my Nikon Service Center and they confirmed that the AA filter was spattered with oil. They wet cleaned it for me and I never had any further problems.

Was it covered under warranty or did you have to pay them?
LeeAnnWhite
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012 3:27PM
I got my D600 back from Nikon last week.  They cleaned the sensor & shipped it back pronto.  I did a few test shots - the first couple were clean but then the spots started appearing again.   The more I shot the more they appeared...same area - mostly on the upper left quarter of the images and a few down the left side.   I called them right back to report the problem was continuing.  They offered to clean it again...I said UHHH NO.  I want the cause of the spots fixed.  No point returning it until they know how to stop the darned spots.  The CS rep. agreed.  So I have a new ticket / incident report started and I have to submit more sample images.  But I am going to hang on another month or so or until after the first of the year & see if they figure out a permanent fix before I send it in again.  Nikon isn't flat out saying "yes, we have a genuine problem" BUT at the same time, they're not denying it either.  The first time I had to pay the shipping to send it in but this time the girl said they could send me a pre-paid label.  Hopefully this will eventually be resolved.  I mean, the word is out that the camera is defective.  It will eventually hurt sales if they don't figure it out.  They sorta have to make it right (eventually).  I just hope they do it quickly!
hatman12
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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2012 8:10PM
I read a report somewhere that suggested the oil spattering problem goes away after about 3,000 actuations.
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 12:31PM
^^ Sorry to hear that it is still occurring. Seems like these days many cameras have issues when they are released. Immediately coming to mind: 5DII: black dots, 5DIII, light leak (quite minor), D800: auto-focus issues, D600: sensor spots.
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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:20PM
going to do a wet cleaning myself, thanks to no help from Nikon.
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