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Oil spotlets on sensor filters

Bert Shelton

Glenview, US
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"RE: Oil spotlets on sensor filters"

Bert Shelton Registered since 19th Jun 2012
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.

A general, generic topic Oil spotlets on sensor filters [View all] , Bert Shelton , Sat 01-Sep-12 02:00 PM
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