Bought Nikon d600 yesterday

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zigge
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Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
Jan 29, 2013

Turning it in tomorrow for sensor cleaning, i had really high hopes that waiting this long to buy it would prevent the problem but after just 100 or so shots i noticed spots already at f5.6. I asked the salesguy before i bought it and he said, "no no this is and old issue, your camera is a new one and that sensor problem is way back". Oh well i guess not :). Anyway im really impressed with the camera though did a iso test through the whole range and was blown away, now i just hope this issue won't bug me so much after the cleaning.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
In reply to zigge, Jan 29, 2013

dont buy a used car from that salesman!

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
In reply to zigge, Jan 29, 2013

I don't think is oil, I bet is only dust, use a dust blower and it will be fine but later for sure you will have oil on the sensor.

My D600 shutter count is 1400 and I have just 4 or 5 small drops of oil on it.

Check the shutter count just in case they are selling you a used or returned camera.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
In reply to MarceloLI, Jan 29, 2013

I wonder if there is anyone that doesnt have the dust issue? havent heard from anyone yet.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
In reply to zigge, Jan 29, 2013

Bought my D600 last wednesday. Has been awefull weather since then except for one single morning when I made:



Probaly not even picture number 100, but didn't see any dust either (or maybe I'm just not looking good enough ?).

Does that answer your question :)

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Hey Boushh_TFA, im sorry but i took your picture through photoshop and then Nik hdr to bring out the structure and found some spots here and there, so looks like you got a winner as well lol. I promise i didnt mess with it, ive highlighted the spots here so you can see for your self. I guess all d600 have this issue. Nice picture though, i hope a fix is coming soon.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
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zigge wrote:

I wonder if there is anyone that doesnt have the dust issue? havent heard from anyone yet.

2 D600's ...  no oil on neither ...

Some normal dust.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
In reply to zigge, Jan 29, 2013

Thanks, at least there are only six spots

I'll give it a quick blow and hopefully that will be the end of it !!

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Yves P. wrote:

zigge wrote:

I wonder if there is anyone that doesnt have the dust issue? havent heard from anyone yet.

2 D600's ... no oil on neither ...

Some normal dust.

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How long have u had em for? can i try see one of your NEF files?  thanks for the info.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
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zigge wrote:

Yves P. wrote:

zigge wrote:

I wonder if there is anyone that doesnt have the dust issue? havent heard from anyone yet.

2 D600's ... no oil on neither ...

Some normal dust.

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How long have u had em for? can i try see one of your NEF files? thanks for the info.

One in september, one early in January and no, I have no files to share, you will have to take my word for it.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
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Yves P. wrote:

zigge wrote:

Yves P. wrote:

zigge wrote:

I wonder if there is anyone that doesnt have the dust issue? havent heard from anyone yet.

2 D600's ... no oil on neither ...

Some normal dust.

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How long have u had em for? can i try see one of your NEF files? thanks for the info.

One in september, one early in January and no, I have no files to share, you will have to take my word for it.

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Allright, atleast it's nice to know there are versions out there who doesnt suffer from the issue.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
In reply to zigge, Jan 29, 2013

Seems the oil and dust issue never end.

but i still have confidence and i will get it next week.

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zigge wrote:

I wonder if there is anyone that doesnt have the dust issue? havent heard from anyone yet.

I do not. Very clean - still.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
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disneyfong wrote:

Seems the oil and dust issue never end.

but i still have confidence and i will get it next week.

Good luck with that, i was about to buy one and decided not to. I just spoke with a BH sales person, and his reply was:

We cant really give an answer to that without a Nikon announcement.

Which to me traduces into: yes we know, problem is huge, but if we say something will get into issues with Nikon....

I live in Brazil so returning the camera is definitely not an option if i decide to risk it.

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
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Boushh_TFA wrote:

Bought my D600 last wednesday. Has been awefull weather since then except for one single morning when I made:



Probaly not even picture number 100, but didn't see any dust either (or maybe I'm just not looking good enough ?).

Does that answer your question :)

Nice picture! To assess whether you have dust/oil spots it is better to shoot at f/16 rather than f/8.

Leo

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
In reply to Yves P., Jan 30, 2013

I got my D600 during the promotional sale last month. I've shot about 600 images and haven't noticed dust or oil

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In reply to SethG, Jan 30, 2013

I did not get oil till around 2,800. Others go it around 2,000 and one report was 9,000+. I would say no way of knowing till the camera hits well over 3,000. If by that point you are good I would say you should be fine. 600 is not a good indication. Nikon repair is shooting about 3,000 shots when testing some units

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No Dust or Oil On Mine...
In reply to zigge, Jan 30, 2013

I also know several D600 owners who are not having a problem.  The only people posting are those who are seeing a problem, which I think is skewing perceptions...I wouldn't be surprised to discover that the vast majority of these cameras are problem-free...next week at fashion week will be the real test for my D600...my D3 still throws oil spots after three years, I guess I am used to it so I am prepared if my D600 decides to do the same.  The camera is too good a camera to only talk about the oil spots...the image quality on this camera is magnificent!!!

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
In reply to MarceloLI, Jan 30, 2013

It's only $2K camera what do you expect? Perfect camera?

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Re: Bought Nikon d600 yesterday
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So i turned in the camera and the saleslady called Nikon who said it shouldnt happen with new sendings of Nikon D600, but anyway they send it in for a "fix" but i will immediately test it when i get it back, if there is as much as 1 spot i can luckily cancel the purchase and get my money back.

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