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Roger Cicala gives Nikon D610 a clean bill of health

By dpreview staff on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:28 GMT

Lensrentals' Roger Cicala has beaten us to testing the Nikon D610 for oil and dust accumulation - concluding it's 'certainly no worse than other cameras.' Cicala has had an initial look at 25 D610s and a further look after the first ten of them came back from being rented-out, making him uniquely well-placed to comment on the phenomenon. While we covered it in our original review, we don't have access to the sample size that Cicala has, so couldn't be so certain.

His testing supports the (rather hindsight-based) theory that the D610 is as much about drawing a line under the D600's reputation, as offering a new model in its own right.

The combined dirt build-up on the sensors of ten D610s upon return from being rented-out.
Source: Lensrentals
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Total comments: 91
Suhrud
By Suhrud (4 months ago)

I had same results as Cicala. I purchased the D610 before TG break and took it on a trip to grand canyons / antelope canyons. Results were spectacular and no dust/oil issues thus far. I have taken >800 shots thus far.

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RichRMA
By RichRMA (4 months ago)

Unless stores/online sites, and Nikon allowed people to return the D600, I'm amazed there isn't a class-action lawsuit being brought by owners.

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DentNYC
By DentNYC (5 months ago)

I bought the D600 about a year ago, since then the camera presents the evil dust oil issues. The issue was not resolved after sensor cleaning, actually it got worst making the camera completely useless. The first few pictures were amazing but the oil issues ruined the others after. Nikon knows that even cleaning the sensor is not the solution. Many D600 customer has been complaining that after multiple sensor cleaning and even "change in sensor" (done at a Nikon Center) the camera recur in the same dust-oil issues. Right now many D600 owners (including me) have a camera that not only is useless but because of this issue it can be resell. The right solution will be to replace the D600 for the"new" D610 to those that like me have a $2,000 useless camera in a bag. Please Nikon be responsible and be more customer conscious, if you really know what business is and value your customers.

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frod
By frod (5 months ago)

My very late August 2013 D600 is still running just fine, so pleased that I bit the bullet, saved a fortune!

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PhotoBFA
By PhotoBFA (5 months ago)

As a potentail camera buyer I look at this whole D600 issue as a huge FAIL for Nikon customer service and their brand's reputation. If you have a problem you admit to it and take care of it as quickly as possible in order to maintain your customer's faith in the company. I could buy any camera brand that I want, but would I want to buy a Nikon of ANY model after seeing how the D600 customers got hosed with Nikon's response to the dust/oil issues ?. If I was in the market for a D800, or a Df, or D7100, D5300, D3200 I'm not sure I could trust Nikon to stand behind their products and not give me the runaround if my camera experienced issues. That, and they also seem to get a lot of complaints about the quality of their warranty repairs, the turnaround time to complete repairs, and the costs of repairs versus other brands. They really dropped the ball on handling this one.

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RichRMA
By RichRMA (5 months ago)

I have a feeling a lot of people consider the D600 and D800 to be pro bodies because they are FF. They aren't. Hammering them with thousands of exposures is probably abusive, no matter what the "shutter guarantee."

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (5 months ago)

a great many of pros use 5D3 and D800. D700 is still a popular backup body especially for journalists as well as old 5D2 for Canon users.

currently there is no pro body that beats the image quality of D800 and two D600s, from either Nikon or Canon.

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Gil Aegerter
By Gil Aegerter (5 months ago)

I preordered the D600 in August 2012 and was very excited to get mine a few weeks later. But I ran into the dreaded oil/dust spot problem and had to have it cleaned. Yesterday, I sent my body back to Nikon -- the stop-down lever in the body failed (unfortch 1.5 months after warranty expired). I had fired a lot of frames with that D600, but not anything out of the ordinary for a Nikon body. This is the first time since I began using Nikon in 1977 that I've had a body fail (except when I exposed a D50 to extreme rain/snow during a weeklong trip in 2007). Once in Tahiti, I dropped an F2 while getting on a crowded bus that was going up a hill and watched it bounce all the way to the back -- to stunned gasps of other passengers. "Pas de problem, c'est un Nikon!" was my response. It was just fine. Which is a long way to say I was disappointed by the D600. I think I've learned my lesson on new Nikon products and will hold off and let them shake out a bit before deciding whether to buy.

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Rbrt
By Rbrt (5 months ago)

Would have been helpful to know if the dust Cicala saw on the D610 could be cleaned off using the vibrating sensor cleaning mechanism. This was a differentiator regarding oil versus dust spots in the D600.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (5 months ago)

should also evaluate against newly bought D600 cameras.

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KW Phua
By KW Phua (5 months ago)

The problem for most Japanese are not admit mistake and move on from there. I work in Japanese Companies before. They always try to cover up. Canon may have improved. Hope they really change.

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Vignes
By Vignes (5 months ago)

Not sure which Japanese company you worked for the one I worked never did like what you say. Don't specifically insult a nation because of some companies did some wrong.
Here in Australia we see Japanese car companies publicly announce car recall in TV but companies like VW (which includes some Audi) withheld info or denied that their cars had issues to the point where people died in accident. They finally admitted to the problem and called most of their cars for rectification after users threaten for class action law suite. Now, can we claim that Germans are bad because of one or two companies’ mistakes?
If you don’t like Japanese product then don’t buy it… try Leica or other non-Japanese cameras.

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KW Phua
By KW Phua (5 months ago)

I am using Japanese products. I am not saying all Japanese are the same, but from my previous company and Toyota incident, and Nikon incident there are all fact. I am not staying in Australia so I cannot verify what we said. I did not heard from news regarding what had happened there. I also did not claim all Japanese are the same.

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Vignes
By Vignes (5 months ago)

"The problem for most Japanese are not admit mistake" statement is a direct insult to a nation. You sound racist. Not sure what's Dpreview policy is on this?

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jojo37
By jojo37 (5 months ago)

So it's racism to complain about a country's manufacturing/business practices? Huh. Didn't know that. I don't necessarily agree with OP, but implying racism is just silly, given the topic at hand here.

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KW Phua
By KW Phua (5 months ago)

Sorry, change to Japanese Companies. Not a nation. Just unhappy with my company was doing and seeing similar case from Nikon.

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fz750
By fz750 (5 months ago)

For what it's worth, it was an often reported national/cultural characteristic in the international press/news during reporting on the Fukushima disaster (and still, recently with the cover-up of people's illnesses and their possible cause).

I suppose we could also add the Olympus scandal (by a tobashi scheme) where bad investments were covered up..

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Der Steppenwolf
By Der Steppenwolf (5 months ago)

It is beyond sad that best thing one can say about new Nikon camera is that is not broken like the one before it.
And yes I am still a Nikon user but most of my gear is out on sale. Nikons way to "deal" with this problem helped my see the light and take the plunge.

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marike6
By marike6 (5 months ago)

That's not the "best thing one can say about the new Nikon camera". That's what YOU are saying, nobody else thinks the fact that it's an improved D600 is the BEST thing about the camera.

The D610 is one of the top selling FF DSLR an incredibly good value offering class leading, professional IQ and access to an extremely mature and complete SLR system.

A random commenter can try to spin perception however they want, that doesn't make their spin a reality.

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JATO
By JATO (5 months ago)

I have had my D600 for a year. I switch between a 85mm f1.8 and a 24-120 F4 lens regularly. I am either doing something right or maybe its something wrong. I have yet to clean my sensor or have any sign of oil on it. Am I just lucky? I reallyl enjoy this camera. I love full frame!

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AlexRuiz
By AlexRuiz (5 months ago)

My experience has been the same as JATO. I purchased my D600 last christmas and have been using it extensively with a variety of lenses. A few random specs of dust appeared over time and were removed using the rocket-blower.

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (5 months ago)

It will take more than a Roger Cicala to convince the customers to even glance at the D610 and gain respect and trust, after the D600 fiasco.

.

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marike6
By marike6 (5 months ago)

Why is that? The D610 is already one of the top selling DSLRs on Amazon, so you seem to be making an assumption about consumer confidence that's not matching up with reality.

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AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (5 months ago)

Roger is the real deal. He doesn't sell any of this stuff and he deals with people who use cameras in real life situations. As for which camera is best selling at Amazon, this is like picking a DVD to watch because the most people have ordered it.

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marike6
By marike6 (5 months ago)

> this is like picking a DVD to watch because the most people have ordered it.

The gentleman above said "it's going to take more than a Roger Cicala to convince the customers to ever glance at the D610".

The point about Amazon is that people are doing more than glancing at the D610, it's one of the best selling cameras already. So I'd say his assessment is off by a country mile.

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (5 months ago)

Consumer confidence and brand respect.

It will take more than the current spin to gain that back.

This applies not only for Nikon but to any brand name that do not live up to consumer satisfaction.

.

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marike6
By marike6 (5 months ago)

> It will take more than the current spin to gain that back.

But no offense, you seem to be one of the few trying to spin this positive story from LensRental into something negative.

Nikon has brand respect, and at least based on the early D610 sales ranking, consumer confidence seems to be high. Clearly customers are already doing more than "glancing" at the D610, they are buying it in droves. And that was BEFORE Roger tested it.

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (5 months ago)

Yep, no offense at all.

You have your SPIN too.

Obviously.

.

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marike6
By marike6 (5 months ago)

I'm not spinning a thing, just not into sweeping generalizations and overly negative posting.

But I guess you'll have to "test" the D610 yourself, since you obviously know something that Roger and Nikon users don't.

Be sure to post a thread on Nikon FX forum with links to your tests to make it easy for people to find your website.

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Adrian Van
By Adrian Van (5 months ago)

A lot of people I imagine wanted to buy a D600, but held off due to the issues. Nothing to hold them back now, as camera has a clean bill of health, especially by the "lensrental"review assessment in this article.

2 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (5 months ago)

I still think D600 is a better camera than 6D, nearer to 5D3.
only I prefer some Canon lenses though Nikon ones are almost as good.

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tallguy600
By tallguy600 (5 months ago)

To be totally honest. At that level there are no "bad" cameras. More depends on the glass and you behind the camera.
I look more for the user interface and the camera body than the sensor details or a couple pixels more or other details. Camera needs to be a joy to use and give you satisfaction but that's of course very personal.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (5 months ago)

there should be little issue with user interface (there are some confusions when switching between in a same session, even among pro and amatuer models of Canon or Nikon bodies).

down to the basics
D610/D600 got better image quality (0.3 to 0.5 stops),
better AF (39+9 > 11+1),
higher frame rate (6 > 4.5), than 6D
a generation worth of performance between them.

both cameras are good for portraits, but
D610/D600 should be better for landscape (more pixels, HDR)
as well as a half-way sports/events camera similar to 5D3.

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armandino
By armandino (5 months ago)

autofocus points are all clustered in the middle, not much advantage there. I shoot sports with 5D MKIII and 1DMKIV and use the centre focus all the time anyway. 6D is supposed to focus better in dimmer light. I have read in several placed that the D600 autofocus is less than stellar. I used the 6D for a wedding and it is a very respectable and capable camera. I was also impressed with the low light focus accuracy. Ergonomics are also better, not to mention the oil/dust issue. I honestly think they would be pretty equivalent if the D600 did not have the issues it had.

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scrup
By scrup (5 months ago)

Stop whining about the d600. Sometimes life deals you lemons, learn from it and move on.

4 upvotes
Der Steppenwolf
By Der Steppenwolf (5 months ago)

This is about a company selling BAD lemons then leaving their customers stuck with the bad lemonade while running away with money.

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kgreggain
By kgreggain (5 months ago)

On top of that Nikon lied to me all 3 times my camera went in for repair saying this problem is only happening to select users. The gunk on my sensor was difficult if not impossible to clean by me and I've cleaned hundreds of sensors before.

6-8 week turnaround x 3 times, and that was only in the first year of ownership.

I sold my D600. I will not be buying a D610.

I've been using Nikon since the mid 80s

Here, the camera cost me 2,000. I think that's a pretty big lemon

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armandino
By armandino (5 months ago)

I personally think that the D610 will be a great camera, possibly the best in its segment, but also the lamest admission of failure by Nikon.

3 upvotes
SteveEBell
By SteveEBell (5 months ago)

Ive had my D600 in twice for repair, first time new shutter, second time they just cleaned it and they said the dust was from external sources.I asked them about how they fixed the shutter in the first place, as I had seen reports of double sided sticky tape being used for the repair. The girl replied this isn't ordinary tape it comes from Nikon in Japan . Gobsmacked at that I've just sent letter's off to Dixons travel( part of curry's) and to Nikon formally asking for either a refund or a replacement D610 Quoting the Sale of goods act 1979 and quality of service act 1979 to Nikon awaiting there response although I can guess what that will be.A letter came back from Nikon the first time I asked and in that letter they said you can use NX2 software to get rid of the spots in my photographs , and that's the best advice Ive received from them. ah well.

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Stu 5
By Stu 5 (5 months ago)

So tell them you will contact trading standards/consumer direct.

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SteveEBell
By SteveEBell (5 months ago)

I have contacted trading standards and they told me to email the full history with images to the stores head office and they said I have a good case for a refund , but they are just going on what Ive told them, the Nikon side of the story will be different !

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Juck
By Juck (5 months ago)

What a gigantic waste of time. You're not going to get a refund or a D610.

1 upvote
Der Steppenwolf
By Der Steppenwolf (5 months ago)

Juck, so you are one of those people that just lies down and quit when somebody does you wrong. Good to know. Please do not procreate.

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SteveEBell
By SteveEBell (5 months ago)

Just to let Juck know that I was successful in getting Nikon to refund the price of the camera to Dixon's Travel and they were happy to give me a full refund, I then ordered my new D610 from portus digital at a cost of £1219 it took 3 days to be delivered with all the English manual etc, fantastic ......just waiting for RAW support now ah well ya can't have everything.

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AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (5 months ago)

Excellent as usual from Roger. It's a shame Nikon had to do a redesign to solve the problem but great that they fixed it. Note that he does not say "a minor issue encountered by a small minority of users". He says they had a problem and they fixed it.

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tallguy600
By tallguy600 (5 months ago)

Sold my D600, never even considered the D610. Got a Canon 6D with 24-105L lens instead and will not look back.

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DaytonR
By DaytonR (5 months ago)

Thats a very nice body and lens combination you got there ! :)

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tallguy600
By tallguy600 (5 months ago)

This time I started with the lens I wanted and went backwards to the camera body. Canon 70D body I didn't like, not same quaility as 6D, the 24-105L "kit-lens" is great and the price was right. D7100 + 18-200 lens is not that great but OK, overall the 6D is not perfect but it's simply well executed.
The D600 was literally a well oiled machine.

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tommy leong
By tommy leong (5 months ago)

yes
Just move on.
No point arguing with these big companies.
Just vote with your wallet.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (5 months ago)

24-105/4LIS is not bad especially if you think that it's a relatively old lens since the 12.8MP 5D, but there are many other excellent lenses for the EF mount.

6D is just a so-so, obviously not as good as D600 + oil (which seems a temporary issue), but it may be a good compromise, an inferior part of the best solution.

would recommend 6D + 24-70/2.8L2 + 70-200/2.8LIS2.
one could consider 24-105/4LIS later but probably never have to mind.

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jojo37
By jojo37 (5 months ago)

Yep. Same here. Didn't think twice. Given Nikon's latest releases--the silly DF, the kind of insulting D610, the absurdly priced 58/1.4--I feel pretty good about this decision.

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armandino
By armandino (5 months ago)

Tallguy, I am interested in hearing your opinion between the D600 and the 6D, lubrication and dust aside. I am especially interested in the ergonomics, focus speed and accuracy, especially in low light, and quiet shutter. Canon did an amazing job with the quiet shutter mode, I own a 5DMKIII and I could not live without it anymore for events, wedding, candids, golfing tournaments etc.

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Karl Summers
By Karl Summers (5 months ago)

Getting mine next Wednesday! Woooooo!

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Adrian Van
By Adrian Van (5 months ago)

Sales just went up for the D610 after any potential buyers read this review from lensrentals, especially for anyone on the fence on whether to buy (...or rent from lensrentals).

Did not want a D600 because of issue. Now back on my consideration list for next purchase for D610, to upgrade from my D300s once I sell D300s privately. I need the great low light IQ of D610 more than the AF speed of a D300s, plus HD video nice to have.

DF is not even being considered for me, too pricey, and lacking some D610 features like video.

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Tom Nokin
By Tom Nokin (5 months ago)

Get a D800. Much better, more versatile, more flexible camera. Particularly the control lay out is a significant step up. The AF-On-Button alone is a must. The technical progress regarding image quality has slowed down significantly. A D800 will still be a very competitive camera in five years. Much more than five year old DSLRs are today. And D800 have come down also.

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Adrian Van
By Adrian Van (5 months ago)

Yes, also considering the D800, as the video interface features are better than D610 from what I read. I already have the lenses, so Canon is not being considered. I know they also have good video.

The only advantage of D610 is lighter body for travel, otherwise D800 is superior for most pros, I know.

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skyrunr
By skyrunr (5 months ago)

Don't forget the D800 matches the button layout of the D200/D300/D300S. I didn't think focusing speed would be an issue, but it was VERY noticeable. I compared my D300S and D600 side by side and confirmed that it was a huge difference using two prime lenses. The built in viewfinder cover and USB 3.0 are pretty darn nice.

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iShootWideOpen
By iShootWideOpen (5 months ago)

How much is a used Nikon D600 beta going for these days?

1 upvote
calking
By calking (5 months ago)

I bought a used d600 with no issues for $1100 via craigslist. Run 1500 frames through it, no problems. Perfect in every way. D600 is a great value.

1 upvote
AlpCns2
By AlpCns2 (5 months ago)

Good to know that Nikon has apparently improved quality control on those shutter mechanisms, despite the fact that the entire D600 "issue" has been completely blown out of proportion. As has been proven by several renowned and respected professional photographers / camera reviewers - such as Thom Hogan.

Having said that, Nikon should have handled the relatively few people that had indeed genuine issues better and more professionally. This has dented their reputation and as a consequence, customer confidence.

Oh and BTW, I have two D600's - and never had any issues with them.

5 upvotes
technotic
By technotic (5 months ago)

Surely it was a design flaw and not a QC issue?

3 upvotes
photo nuts
By photo nuts (5 months ago)

Blown out of proportion? You need to follow Thom Hogan's site more closely:

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/risk-and-reward--more-d600.html

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/what-should-d600-owners-do.html

"Evidence shows that the debris/splatter problem is related to usage. Shoot 500 images and you might not see it. Shoot 2000 images and you might begin to see it. Shoot 4000 images and if the problem is there you'll definitely see it. So first things first: how many images have you shot with your D600? If the number is less than 5000, I'd suggest that you need to get there first before declaring your camera free of problems."

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Paul Storm
By Paul Storm (5 months ago)

it’s clear none of you own a d600. i do and the problem is there regardless of how many shots you take. i regret buying this and will never give a company like nikon my money again. they should be giving all d600 owners the 610 as this is such a clear admittance of a design flaw.

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Antony John
By Antony John (5 months ago)

@ Photo Nuts
Well last I read Thom had a D600 of his own and had no problems with the dust/oil scenario.
Speaking to the local Nikon agents a few weeks back they said that their first 3 deliveries of the D600 had a problem but they've had no problems since - 9 months now.

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AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (5 months ago)

If you didn't have a problem, it was blown way out of proportion. If you did have a problem and they couldn't fix it, then no, it was not blown out of proportion.

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Illumina
By Illumina (5 months ago)

My d600 have past 15k shutter count and it doesn't have that problem.. Sure it has dust, but it's normal and i'm very happy with the result it can produced..

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calking
By calking (5 months ago)

Same. No problems with mine.

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armandino
By armandino (5 months ago)

Not blown out of proportion? Why then we have a D610 not even one year after?
BTW, having dust at 15K is not "normal". My 5DMKIII has NO dust at 150K.

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Plastek
By Plastek (5 months ago)

"as offering a new model in its own right." - hehe, good joke. Thanks!

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nicolaiecostel
By nicolaiecostel (5 months ago)

If at first you don't succeed, give up and do it all over again. Shame on Nikon for doing so ..

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rhlpetrus
By rhlpetrus (5 months ago)

Excellent job by Roger, he has been a stalwart for carefully designed tests of camera performance, like his very good focus tests comparing PDAF and LV focus accuracy on Canon and Nikon cameras. He has the big benefit of being able to test a collection of cameras, thus ruling out sample variation issues. Thanks for the excellent job, this is an issue that will leave a negative mark on Nikon, but at least the new version is free of problems and those waiting for this check are free to go forward with their purchase (of an excellent camera actually).

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Antony John
By Antony John (5 months ago)

+1
If in doubt, consult Roger.

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Zigmont
By Zigmont (5 months ago)

"Lensrentals' Roger Cicala has beaten us to testing the Nikon D610 for oil and dust accumulation - concluding its 'certainly no worse than other cameras.' "

Funny how "its" and "it's" are so often employed incorrectly.

Here's the simple rule: "it's" is always (always) and only a contraction of "it is". If you would say "it is", they you can say "it's". Otherwise, it's "its".

In the sentence from the intro, it should be "it's".

BTW, glad to see the D610 is "clean". But once again, Nikon uses us as beta testers and then quickly brings out an update which, of course, we have to pay for.

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rhlpetrus
By rhlpetrus (5 months ago)

Beta testing will rarely pick up these things, since beta testers are photographers. Bench tests of durability, like running the shutter for 50, 100, 150K cycles will look for shutter issues. Leaking for dust or moisture will test for that, putting camera in the proper environment. Each test will look for definite aspects. The camera doesn't have a dust leaking issue, meaning it would not collect outside dust while using it normally (not 2, 3, 5, 10K shutter cycles). The problem was not that "Nikon uses us as beta testers", it was after it was detected, they were not as careful as they should have been, but that is not certainly the first case in the industry, nor will be last. But they have learned a lesson or two from it since the D600, which was (and still is) the best entry-level FF dslr, suffered severely in sales. They will recover some sales with the D610, but still, there is a sour taste for many with this event re Nikon, they better be very careful with their future cameras.

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Mike Griffin
By Mike Griffin (5 months ago)

spot on Zigmont

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backayonder
By backayonder (5 months ago)

what change the world when I see books with sentences beginning with "And"

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Todd Ka
By Todd Ka (5 months ago)

hoo cers? we al no what he meens.
gammer nazzi

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Rob Sims
By Rob Sims (5 months ago)

"Here's the simple rule: "it's" is always (always) and only a contraction of "it is".
- I disagree. For example 'It's' can also be a contraction of 'it has'. eg. It's been a long time coming.

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Hugo808
By Hugo808 (5 months ago)

Excellent work, I can buy with confidence!

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Debankur Mukherjee
By Debankur Mukherjee (5 months ago)

Is Mr Cicala trying to prove that the D600 had no sensor dirt issue ?

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (5 months ago)

No. He's showing that the D610 doesn't have the same sensor dirt issue as the D600.

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Antony John
By Antony John (5 months ago)

No, not all D600s had the 'oil' issue'
In any event, if you read the Lensrentals article Roger has said they continue to rent D600s and will retire them when their 'rental time is up'. so they're not as big a disaster as some try to make out.
I very much doubt that Lensrentals will rent out 'defective equipment'.
I guess they just clean the sensors?

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RCicala
By RCicala (5 months ago)

Antony, that's exactly it. And over time the D600s have less dust than they used to, so it became less of a problem.

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Antony John
By Antony John (5 months ago)

Hi Roger,
Thanks for clearing that up.
Word of warning - now duck :-)
Always listen to (Buck) Rodger ;-)

Comment edited 8 minutes after posting
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Segaman
By Segaman (5 months ago)

Interesting, i,m going to think twice about buying Nikoń´s D600, maybe just going to wait or get in the meanwhile a D7100

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rhlpetrus
By rhlpetrus (5 months ago)

Why would you get a D600 when the D610 is a slightly better camera w/o issues?

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ShelNf
By ShelNf (5 months ago)

About the only reason to get a d600 now is the discount, which may or may not be worth it to some.

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Adrian Van
By Adrian Van (5 months ago)

Discount not enough between D600 or D610, if having to deal with the issue or potential issue. Unless maybe you are buying a low priced used D600 or refurbished with greater price difference and replaced shutter.
If someone is putting down that much money (full price) for a body, most would rather not have to deal with issues for that cost.

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Hugo First
By Hugo First (5 months ago)

i've considered buying a refurb D600 for $1499 at the nikon store, and feel reasonably sure it has been rehabilitated if it had oil issues. even if a bit on the grungy side, however, i wouldn't be deterred. my D700 sensor was frequently in need of cleaning -- which i am perfectly willing to do!

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HappyPooPants
By HappyPooPants (5 months ago)

Had my d600 cleaned after 3,000 shots.
Now 500 shots later I'm starting to see spots again.
Spoke to nikon, they said to send it off to them and they will replace the shutter.
But the shutters are currently on back order, so I have to wait a few weeks.

I don't really want to lose my camera for a few weeks, and they will not offer a rental camera, or even discounted rental from a nikon distributer :(.

Looks like I just have to return it and wait :(

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ageha
By ageha (5 months ago)

Still no spots on my D600 sensor after over 7,000 shots.

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