Quick Survey on D7000 Oil Spots Did you have them: Yes or No

Started Jun 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 6,394
Re: Yes a lot

DuBucha wrote:

I already did my 3rd wet clean.

Here is my problem (or problems) until now.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/elesestaovoltando22/sets/72157626876028401/with/5850838184/

At least I'm getting better in doing the cleanning. After the 3rd one the remaining spots are only visible in f/22 and and tweeking a lot the contrast only to check it.

One thing I think would help to deal with the problem is to put the camera in quiet mode, since the mirror moves in a much slower motion than in normal mode and the chances to have any oil spray inside the camera due to moving parts is reduced.

I'm trying this and let's see if it help anything in a few days...

I don't think you have to worry about any oil from the mirror assembly hitting the sensor. The only time the sensor is exposed to the mirror box is when the shutter is open. When the shutter is open the mirror should have already sprung out of the way and be in a parked position until the exposure is finished with the closing of the shutter. So the most obvious cause of oil spotting would be from the shutter assembly. Don't you agree?

Best regards,
Jon

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