>I guess i am over saving to purchase this body. I have owned >my entry level D3100 for 3 years now and not once have i >experienced any of the above mentioned. I do however do light >cleaning every once in a while, but nothing as extensive as >what has been explained in this thread. > >I paid 600 dollars for my setup, and zero issues, if im going >to spend 2000 dollars, i better have the same quality control >if not better! > >Now i might start browsing D700's or even 7000's again, not in >the mood to deal with such issues. Its a shame considering >what this camera can do, but not worth dealing with such >issues, esp when i have been planning and saving to consider. > I just returned my D600 and ordered a D7000. I can use it for the reach. I plan to wait until Spring on another D600. By then there should be some definitive info on whether the excessive dust issue really does resolve over time. If not, and Nikon remains silent on the issue, but newer bodies are less affected, it will mean having to buy new instead of used.