clauderobidoux

clauderobidoux

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Jan 24, 2010

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On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)

Just got some pictures ready for a stock agency this morning. Took me about an hour just to clean dust spots... really annoying! Please Nikon if there's one technology you should focus on is getting rid of this problem, or at least find a way to improve it significantly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 23:03 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)
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clauderobidoux: I read the same thing on many reviews. Like I said I may be unlucky. My Canon 40D and 5D II years ago were no better no worse, and had a lot of dust. My K-5 and K-01 were the cleanest cameras, I have no idea why but I never saw more than about 5 spots on a pic, and that was only occasionally. I never changed lenses outside yet with the D610, and before changing lens I turn off the camera and wait a good 2 minutes, than face the camera down and change lens as fast as possible. Like I said it's not that big of a deal and it's fairly easy to clean in Lightroom 5, but after spending $7000 it's just more dust than I like to deal with. They keep saying the camera is well sealed but never as good as the K-5. D610 has no seals when I open the memory card slot, where the K-5 was sealed. On the positive side the image quality is amazing, and the 14-24 and 70-200 are VERY sharp. I'm am getting lots of hit and miss with small moving subjects, but that may be me since I am new to Nikon.

This is what I was wondering too is that Pentax and Olympus have image stabilizer in sensor so maybe that helps to keep it clean on a regular basis. Also, that may seem strange to say but a full frame sensor is quite bigger than APS-C, and by quite a lot when you compare them side by side. Just makes sense to me that the bigger the sensor the more dust that can settle on it. So far this is my only complaint though besides that I think the camera is amazing. Personally, and I may be the only one but I don't get all the fuss about mirrorless. I have no problem carrying my D610 with the 70-200 2.8 all day in a shoulder bag, and in the winter outside at -10 celsius with gloves on I would certainly not want the camera to be smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)

I read the same thing on many reviews. Like I said I may be unlucky. My Canon 40D and 5D II years ago were no better no worse, and had a lot of dust. My K-5 and K-01 were the cleanest cameras, I have no idea why but I never saw more than about 5 spots on a pic, and that was only occasionally. I never changed lenses outside yet with the D610, and before changing lens I turn off the camera and wait a good 2 minutes, than face the camera down and change lens as fast as possible. Like I said it's not that big of a deal and it's fairly easy to clean in Lightroom 5, but after spending $7000 it's just more dust than I like to deal with. They keep saying the camera is well sealed but never as good as the K-5. D610 has no seals when I open the memory card slot, where the K-5 was sealed. On the positive side the image quality is amazing, and the 14-24 and 70-200 are VERY sharp. I'm am getting lots of hit and miss with small moving subjects, but that may be me since I am new to Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:27 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)

I have bought the D610 two months ago and shot about 3000 frames with it. If this is a fix for the D600 dust problem, well I feel bad for the D600 owners. I may be just unlucky but I have had dust since day one with this camera. I saved money for some time and decided to purchase only the best, so I got the 70-200 2.8 VRII and the 14-24mm. The first week I used the camera I only had the 70-200 on it, never changed the lens, and probably got about 40 dust spots on a few pictures.
I thought that these professional lenses were well sealed? I purchased the sensor gel stick and cleaned up the sensor three times already, and just can't get rid of all the dust. Sometimes I even notice that when I take several pictures without even changing lenses, I have dust in different places, which makes me wonder if it's coming from the inside. It is not that big of a deal but definitely annoying, and something I'm not used too coming from the Pentax K-5 & K-01 that had no such issue.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 86th comment
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Absolutely amazing Nicolaus! Congratulations on your fantastic work!
Maybe that's just me but if this was mine I would submit it to the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' contest, they have this new 'time-lapse' category.
Here's the link if you are interested:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/wpy/competition/adult-competition/categories/index.html
All the best and thank you for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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