Nikon D40/D40x sensor problems

Started Jul 5, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Garaboldie Rosconiwitz
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Nikon D40/D40x sensor problems
Jul 5, 2007

Continued from my thread of "Oh no! Utah dirt killed my D40 (or time for new tripod)".

Circuit City replaced (send me a gift card of the original value - pretty nice), so I decided to replace the D40 with the D40x.

First one I got home, I noticed that the mirror had some blemishes on it. They did not reflect in any of the test pictures(I deleted the pictures so I could not go back and look for sensor problems on this one) so I went back and got another.

The second one, the mirror was nice and clean but when I looked at the picture I could pick out two noticeable bad sensor spots.
I went and got that one replaced and this one was even worse.
Here is one picture.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiderkat/726934717/
The fourth one replacement appears to be perfect.

Now on my original D40, looking back on some of those pictures, I found at least one bad spot from that camera. Before getting a replacement camera, I thought at first it may had been because of the D40 taking a dust bath but now I am not too sure.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiderkat/727064091/

Yes, the spots are not completely dead and easily corrected with Photo shop but I am mixed. I feel that I should not have to correct every picture(at lease where it is obvious). Am I being too picky?

I just got a bad feeling about it and feel bad for Nikon. I have only owned Nikon camera's.
Thought? Comments?

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