D600 concert photos - Oil spots everywhere!

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G4orce Studios
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D600 concert photos - Oil spots everywhere!
Apr 22, 2013

Everywhere, except in real world photos.

When I take a pic of a white wall, at f/18, there are oil spots everywhere.  Many of them.

To avoid this problem, I do not take pics of white walls.  I will have the sensor cleaned, before a big three-day gig at the end of May, but for now I am too busy shooting to worry about it.  If they did appear in a landscape or other photo, which they haven't, I would simply clone them out.
I LOVE my D600!  Shutter count, since buying it in Dec, 39,500.  So far, this has been the busiest year ever and I am loving it.

Here are a few photos from the 15 bands I have shot, in the last month.
Fleetwood Mac - 4/4/13 - Full Gallery http://www.joekleon.com/fleetwoodmac/4-4-13.html

Eddie Money - 3/29/13 - Full Gallery http://www.joekleon.com/eddie2013/3-29-13.html

Kid Rock - 3/25/13 - Full Gallery:  http://www.joekleon.com/kidrock2013/3-25-13.html

Legendary metal vocalist U.D.O - 4/18/13 - Full gallery  http://www.joekleon.com/udo/4-18-13.html

Y&T 3/28/13 - Full Gallery http://www.joekleon.com/photoarchives.html

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In reply to G4orce Studios, Apr 22, 2013

500mm, now that was definitely not a focal length I was expecting to see in a concert shot. Interesting moments, not so sure I would have done the same framing for some of them, but I don't know what the circumstances were, and they aren't bad by any means, just different from what I trend towards. It's nice to see some photos sometimes.

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The 500mm shot was taken from the soundboard, where press was authorized to shoot.  I used a Sigma 50-500.  Tripods and a small stool were not allowed, as they usually are for soundboard shoots, so all shots from that Fleetwood show were handheld.

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Nice shots.

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Great job...

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awesome shots.. thx for sharing..

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Nice shots - ALL. What spots, I don't see no stinkin' spots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't get any either. I guess we are the chosen few. Funny how so many pros don't sweat spots!

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In reply to Steve Bingham, Apr 23, 2013

I am glad you don't see spots. I couldn't see them but was too nervous to say!

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In reply to IainD, Apr 23, 2013

Love your great natural history study of ancient fossil life !!

(Sorry, just couldn't resist)

Seriously tho, kudos for these wonderful tight shots, flawlessly executed !!                         Handheld ?? -- double kudos !!

Continued good luck with your D600.

Can't wait to see your 500mm white wall collection, post sensor cleaning !

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In reply to Steve Bingham, Apr 23, 2013

Well those musicians seem a bit too old to still have any

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In reply to G4orce Studios, Apr 23, 2013

great shooting !

I would think a person as handy with the camera as you are would have zero problem cleaning the sensor yourself.  It's literally about a 5 min chore once you've done it a few times.  Maybe takes 10 min the first time you do it. I use e2 and the little swabs

my 600 has more dirt/dust/maybeoil? than my 700 did - but not by much - and it's not an issue except in the general sense that it can be an issue for any DSLR. I have wet cleaned 5 times in 25,000 shots since the body was new in October.

I used to shoot my 700 to 3200 without worry.  I can shoot the 600 to hi .7 without worry.  Pretty amazing. Plus color hangs in much better at the extreme.

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I don't know why, but I am very paranoid to clean the sensor myself.  I will take it to a local camera shop and pay the $100.  It took me too long to save for the D600, to take a chance of scratching the sensor.  I had my D90 for 4 years (over 500,000 exposures) and never had to clean, or have it cleaned.

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Udo Dirkschneider is great!

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Professional pictures, D600 for night and other camera for oll!

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Steve Bingham wrote:

Nice shots - ALL. What spots, I don't see no stinkin' spots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't get any either. I guess we are the chosen few. Funny how so many pros don't sweat spots!

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If you looked at all the Kid Rock shots you could clearly see a few of them have a nice sized blob on the top left corner and one in particular has two of them clearly showing. Now you are either blind or continue to click your heels and repeat "there are no spots, there are no spots..."

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Ecniv wrote:

Steve Bingham wrote:

Nice shots - ALL. What spots, I don't see no stinkin' spots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't get any either. I guess we are the chosen few. Funny how so many pros don't sweat spots!

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If you looked at all the Kid Rock shots you could clearly see a few of them have a nice sized blob on the top left corner and one in particular has two of them clearly showing. Now you are either blind or continue to click your heels and repeat "there are no spots, there are no spots..."

and at f4.5.  i don't get the deniers. but, each to his own.these are nice pics with super-dark backgrounds.  generally my landscapes have a bright sky. sometimes white with clouds even.  but i will say that my d600, at 7 months, is getting pretty clean.  one more trip to nikon and i think i'll be out of the woods.  i'm very happy they produced a cheap entry-level FF.  I'd never have one if the price hadn't dropped.

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Ecniv wrote:
If you looked at all the Kid Rock shots you could clearly see a few of them have a nice sized blob on the top left corner and one in particular has two of them clearly showing. Now you are either blind or continue to click your heels and repeat "there are no spots, there are no spots..."

Who is clicking their heels and saying anything? You have a very vivid imagination. When someone says that they do not have a particular issue, you need to stop misreading the statement as "nobody has this issue". There's a difference, I'm sorry you don't see that.

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Great shots...but why don't you take photos of white walls at f 22?

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AZBlue wrote:

Ecniv wrote:
If you looked at all the Kid Rock shots you could clearly see a few of them have a nice sized blob on the top left corner and one in particular has two of them clearly showing. Now you are either blind or continue to click your heels and repeat "there are no spots, there are no spots..."

Who is clicking their heels and saying anything? You have a very vivid imagination. When someone says that they do not have a particular issue, you need to stop misreading the statement as "nobody has this issue". There's a difference, I'm sorry you don't see that.

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"I've been in more laps than a napkin" - Mae West

He said there were no spots, now that's a very vivid imagination as one who truly looks can CLEARLY see that there are. Now as for I see that's clicking your heels. Ciao, enjoy your spotty D600.

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In reply to G4orce Studios, Apr 24, 2013

risk of damage is about the same ...

500,000 shutter actions and no cleaning - I find that hard to believe ... but cleaning a sensor is really actually very very easy ... really ...

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