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I don't like doing post-production work on my images, I don't have Photoshop, and I don't want to spend my time stamping out black spots in my skies from a new camera. I spent a TON of hard-earned money on this system, way more than I have ever spent on electronics. First the body at retail, then a handful of FX lenses, so I have spent many thousands! I love the camera and just want to enjoy it without abnormal spots. I hope that we, the Nikon customers, pressure Nikon for a real fix. That means contacting support if you see the issues and sending it in if you can. They need to know the extent of this or they will not bother to fix it. I also hope that, through helpful communities like this, we can share information and help each other. Thanks all, let's keep together on this! Here are a few of the dpreview topics: Spots on the D600 sensor = http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50387991 Some say that later serial numbers still might have the issue = http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50503737 Several have been to Nikon Service and back without fixing = http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50529039
Darkside, let's just remember that if one does not have nice things to say, let's just not say it.
@darkside, do you have a D600?
This thread really makes me laugh - thanks everyone Dust has been around since day one - some would say that's where we come from - and in the 'old' days of analogue (film) photography we saw the evidence on the negatives and reacted accordingly.Now we're in the digital age we complain far more - but to my way of thinking the problem is exactly the same.If a speck of dust fell on the film it either fell off again as the film was transported, or moved with the film and therefore was only a problem for one frame. We 'spotted' it out later.However, if a speck of dust falls onto a digital sensor it more than likely sticks - yes, the ultrasonic cleaning can help, but we do tend to see 'energized' specks clinging on for dear life.
People seem to have forgotten diffraction and the ravages that it can do, and blindly shoot at f/22 and then wonder why A: the shot isn't possibly as sharp as it could have been, B: there are spots appearing in areas of the image.
I have 3 camera bodies, all recent (and 2 of which are sited here) and I simply cannot agree with any of the 'mass hysteria' surrounding oil and/or dust spots - it just hasn't happened to me. Sure I have had dust on the sensor, but this is by no means a regular occurrence and when I see it in post, I clean the sensor. I do this as much (or in fact as little) now as I did with my D300/D700 before.So maybe I'm lucky? Yes, perhaps, but also I have to blame the Internet for allowing otherwise sane, reasonable people to voice and base their opinions on myth and hearsay.
Before you rush out to buy an oxygen tent in which to change your lenses just remember: dust is a fact of life - live with it 'cos you're never going to be able to avoid it completely - you'll never master the problem, so try to master the solution.