#37. "OK... what now? RE: If not Lubricant…then what?" In response to In response to 27
The line was strait and appeared as black. Set the mirror up for cleaning and took a look. For sure there is a predominate line, scratch or streak strait down the right side of sensor filter. I didn't want to use something to try and clean it cause I did't want to damage it further if it is fixable. I did hit it with a puff of air and it didn't move so it's not a hair or piece of fuzz. I thought about this too. If some foreign object (fuzz, dust, etc.) is on the bayonet end of the lens and you use live view or video, it can really make the sensor filter susceptable to get a foreign object or substance on it. I was using live view the night before to set my horizon line. Got me thinkin if somthin got in there. Anyway, I sent it off to Nikon for them to take a look at. It arrived on the 19th, so lets see what they say. But get this... the day I sent it off was exactly one year to the date of purchase. Talk about under the wire if it's a warrantied repair. If not.. I know what I have to do. I did asked for a quote from another repair place caller Percision Camera in case Nikon said no and is too outragious. They quoted an estimate of $130. Not as bad as I thought for plan B. Lets see what plan A has to say though. Anyone ever use Percision Camera? They seem to be okay from what I have read so far.