Nikon verus Canon

newfoundlander61newfoundlander61 Posts: 26Member
edited September 2013 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Do Canon DSLR cameras have similar issues with oil spots, and focusing as Nikon's latest bodies?


  • framerframer Posts: 489Member
    I'd check with a Canon forum. I just use Nikon gear...

  • tganiatstganiats Posts: 131Member
    I'm not sure the purpose of the question. I agree a Canon forum should have the answers. The problem is, Nikon has had some problems. I'm sure Canon has had some problems. You'll learn more about Nikon good and bad here; more about Canon good an bad on a Canon forum.

    (My 2 cents)
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    Here's a guy complaining about oil spots on a 5DM3
    I've posted this twice on the D600 dust/oil thread where this discussion should probably go. The title of this topic is a bit vague as well :-)
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    All camera bodies will have an issue here and there. Their is no such thing as a trouble free D-SLR.
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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited September 2013
    Oh, how D4 (about 26,000 clicks) has a lot of smeared oil spots on the sensor....but they will only show when I shoot a blank piece of white paper at f/16, then process with lots of contrast. I have not seen them since I cleaned the sensor about 1000 shots ago.

    Canon is famous for the lenses falling out and dropping to the floor. But, go to the Canon forums and check.
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  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,042Member
    edited September 2013
    To be very honest, you couldn't go wrong with either brand. It all boils down to how you like your controls and whether or not you want to hack your camera. It's probably a little easier to eek a little more video performance out of Canon if you hack it.

    To a slightly lesser extent, the lens collection will also dictate what side you're on.

    But yeah, there are problems and quality issues on both sides too.
    Post edited by NSXTypeR on
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
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