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tvalleau

Marina, US
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"RE: D600 Dust Testing"

tvalleau Registered since 18th Jul 2011
Tue 27-Nov-12 08:50 PM

Got my D600 from BH yesterday. SN 3038nnn. It was filthy inside. Obviously never opened; still factory packed. Took off the body cover and the mirror had 30-50 bits of dust, and a (small) finger print smudge on it. So I spent 45 minutes cleaning things. Then I ran off 50 shots with the camera pointed down, and checked the lens for dust.

Then I took the usual "blank wall" image (actually some matte board) at f16, and checked it out. There were spots everywhere, some quite large.

Removed the lens; locked up the mirror and used a bulb to blow off the CCD and environs. Took another shot.

Down to two spots now. No movement between shots, so I suspect that we may be seeing -both- lubrication and dust.

I can say with absolute certainty however that the camera did not last see a clean room. I used to be a Nikon dealer (a million years ago) and I have never seen such a sloppy-looking mess inside a new camera.

My experience could be unique, of course, but in conjunction with others here and elsewhere, I'd suggest you spend some loving-care time with your D600 before ever taking that first shot!

Bummer.

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