Recent Adorama Ebay D600 "deal"-- FILTHY sensor

Started Aug 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Brian Caslis
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Re: You are not the only one!
In reply to Alpha Tech, Aug 27, 2013

Alpha Tech wrote:

Carl Maiorino wrote:

...My D3 has the filthiest sensor of any Nikon I have ever used. After several years, I am still cleaning oil spots off from it.

The oil and dust problem began with the D3. Nikon developed a lubricant that extends shutter life. This is why a Nikon DSLR has a lifespan of 400,000 actuations while oil-free competitor cameras have only 200,000 actuations for their shutter life.

My D3 began having the oil and dust problem after several thousand actuations. By the time it reached 20,000 actuations I was really tired of the constant wet cleanings. I had to clean the sensor before every shooting session. The camera never made it to 30,000 actuations. I was sick of the problem and disgusted with Nikon's attitude that the problem was non-existent. My patience had worn thin and I sold the D3. After switching to brands, chances are I might never own another expensive Nikon camera again. I now shoot Sony on the high end and Nikon on the mirrorless low end.

So you would rather have the shutter fail sooner and have to pay for that repair then do a simple wet clean which would take a few minutes? OK, that's your privilege. Hopefully you can see that someone else might have a different opinion.

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