Nikon Z Series and Sensor Dust/Oil Spots

Started Apr 14, 2019 | Discussions thread
shadowlands Senior Member • Posts: 1,062
Re: Yup.

MHshooter wrote:

shadowlands wrote:

Ernie Misner wrote:

shadowlands wrote:

My former Z6 developed oil spots, bad. Worse than my former D600.

I wonder where the oil comes from with no flopping mirror in the Z's. Perhaps from the IBIS setup?

I did several wet cleanings. Did another small shoot, and boom, oil was back. Dust also, but the dust would blow away. Not the oil, of course. I returned it. I went with a Sony A7iii and only occasional dust corrected with a rocket blower.

Honestly wish I knew. Shutter? Ibis? I was honestly upset. I loved my Z6 but didn't want to deal with this again.

The only moving part that would need lubrication is the shutter plus maybe a bit for the lens locking mechanism.

What I'd do is maybe turn on the electronic shutter after cleaning the sensor and use it for a week to see if the problem returns.

Dang, I didn't even consider/think about that. It was so odd. It didn't do this in the beginning. But weeks into it, it started. I was within my return window, so I returned it and let them know why. I was mad because this was my D600 as well, even after Nikon corrected the D600.

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