Sun 02-Sep-12 03:14 PM | edited Sun 02-Sep-12 03:29 PM by Bert Shelton
Thanks for your very useful comments, James, and for the tip about the relevant thread in the D700 Forum, which, of course I have carefully read. The impression I get from that thread is that successful sensor filter cleaning takes a lot more perseverance and practice than the cleaning kit suppliers would have one to believe, and it uses up a lot more material than they indicate!
So I had another more determined go, and eventually got a very clean 300s.
I am surprised, however, that only you and I, and no-one in that thread, mention oil droplets being sprayed onto the sensor filter. If I have this oil droplet problem on 3 out of 3 Nikon DSLR bodies, produced years apart, surely the issue must be quite widespread.
It's too bad, by the way, that we don't have a forum on "Nikon DSLR Bodies - General". I planted my question, more or less at random in this forum, for lack of a more appropriate forum, and the same was the case for the thread posted in the D700 forum - there is nothing critically unique about cleaning any one DSLR body model.
Other Nikonians interested in this non-model-specific subject may never find either of these threads, being buried under fora that they do not monitor because they do not own the titled camera bodies.