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Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011Wed 28-Aug-13 05:48 PM
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"Oil or Dust spots on D7000?"
Thu 29-Aug-13 01:38 AM by Vlad_IT

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editing OP.

after following directions and tips given to me from following up post I can conclude I have an oil spots on the sensor.


Attachment #1, (jpg file)

  

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MarkM10431 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2013Wed 28-Aug-13 06:00 PM
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#1. "RE: Oil or Dust spot?"
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first and obvious qusestion is are the spots there with different lenses? you have to eliminate one of the two, glass or sensor.

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Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011Wed 28-Aug-13 06:25 PM
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Wed 28-Aug-13 07:04 PM by Vlad_IT

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>first and obvious qusestion is are the spots there with
>different lenses? you have to eliminate one of the two, glass
>or sensor.

Mark, thanks for your reply.

You made a valid point and i will test the sensor with a different lens, even though i attribute the problem to either dust or oil for the reason that all spots are well defined, some of the are much darker that the one i attached. Also the lens i used is for test is a brand new 18-200 without any visible flows or dust. Also changing the FL on the lens from 18 to 24 and to 35 does not make any effect on location of the spots. I’m 99.9% sure that it is a sensor related spots, but to be sure I’m planning to do macro photography tonight and i will do another test using 60mm G macro lens.

Best regards,
Vlad


EDIT****

after reading a lot of posts on dust and oil spots i came to a conclusion that i do not have oil spots problems but just the dust. it's not the dust on the lens - as the spots are small and well defined (50 pixel diameter out of 4928×3264 sensor - it's small specs of dust on the sensor, that are not getting removed by air blower.

Any advice on how to proceed with cleaning? will Nikon do the cleaning?

Thanks again,
Vlad

  

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elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Wed 28-Aug-13 07:36 PM
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Wed 28-Aug-13 07:37 PM by elec164

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I see you were typing your edit as I was typing my post!

You can contact Nikon, but I doubt sensor debris would be covered under the 90-day warranty.

Just do a wet cleaning yourself. Just Google wet sensor cleaning and you'll get a bunch of hits on tutorials and videos.

I use Photographic Solutions Sensor Swabs and Eclipse Fluid.

It seems somewhat of a scary daunting task until you do your first cleaning. Then afterward you'll laugh at how easy it was!

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audiophileman2002 Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2013Wed 28-Aug-13 07:47 PM
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#6. "RE: Oil or Dust spot?"
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Sensor debris is covered by the 90 day warranty. Nikon didn't charge me for my D800. Shipping to Nikon I had to pay but shipping back to me was also covered by Nikon.

  

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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Wed 28-Aug-13 07:45 PM
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It's dust on the sensor, as you suspect.

My cleaning regimen consists of three parts:

1) Clean with a Rocket blower. This typically removes all or nearly all of the dust.

2) If dust remains, clean with a VisibleDust brush. This generally removes whatever is left.

3) In the rare case where there is something that can't be removed with blower or brush, use sensor wipes and Eclipse solution to do a wet cleaning.

For the vast majority of cases, steps 1 and 2 will be sufficient.

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RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011Wed 28-Aug-13 09:54 PM
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>It's dust on the sensor, as you suspect.
>
>My cleaning regimen consists of three parts:
>
>1) Clean with a Rocket blower. This typically removes all or
>nearly all of the dust.
>
>2) If dust remains, clean with a VisibleDust brush. This
>generally removes whatever is left.
>
>3) In the rare case where there is something that can't be
>removed with blower or brush, use sensor wipes and Eclipse
>solution to do a wet cleaning.
>
>For the vast majority of cases, steps 1 and 2 will be
>sufficient.
>


This. I've not yet had to resort to step 3. The Artic Butterfly brushes with the LED lights are easy to use.

  

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elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Wed 28-Aug-13 07:24 PM
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#3. "RE: Oil or Dust spots on D7000?"
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Vlad, it's really difficult to diagnose from the supplied image.

But from my experience the oil spotting problem with early D7000 was isolated mainly to one side of the frame with few spots across the whole frame.

You may wish to check out my If not Lubricant...than what? thread.

It was repaired under warranty by Nikon for lubricant spray issue. But as stated in that thread, my oil/lubricant spots averaged around 20 pixels which seem much smaller than yours.

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