Thank you Nikon!

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
jgitomer Regular Member • Posts: 201
Re: Thank you Nikon!

Three things.

First, someone brought up the issue of automobile recalls and compared them to Nikon's response to the oil problem on the D600.  This isn't really a valid comparison since no one has died  because of oil spots on a sensor.

Second, as someone who once worked for a firm making high tech, highly complex gear I know that even once a problem has been identified it takes time -- much longer than the engineers, marketing people, legal department and customers hope -- to design, prototype and test a solution that can be retrofitted to existing gear.

Thirdly, while waiting for the fix to be implemented it, unless the problem is life threatening, it makes no sense for the manufacturer to admit to the problem.  Stop and think about it.  Would Nikon have fared any better had they shouted from the rooftops "Hey we have a problem, but darned if we know how to fix it."  I think not.

As a D600 owner I researched the problem when I first learned about it.  I learned that the act of zooming a lens could get dust on a sensor and that sooner or latter all sensors need cleaning.  The primary difference is that the D600 sensor needed cleaning more often than most (all?) other DSLRs.

I had to make a decision.  Should I keep the D600 which has the ability to capture better images than I can and put up with its one annoying quirk and learn how to clean my sensor or should I dump it.

I decided that the image quality is worth the inconvenience and as a result of my research I purchased both Copper Hill sensor cleaning and a Sensor Cleaning Gel stick.


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