>What did I write that was not true? > >Nikon or any Japanese manufacturer does not take field >recommendations, if they do not discover a problem it is not >addressed. The only one that finally did was Toyota after >their largest market regulators filed suit and levied major >fines. >Nikon is not going to change or any other similar company. > >Are you saying that high performance cameras are for anyone? >They are not but many buy them thinking that there is no >difference between more general purpose cameras and think the >camera will compensate, when actually just the opposite is >true. > >No one is trying to kill questions, but no one addressed my >question of "why" when everyone knows whatever one's >real or imagined problem is not going to change Nikon or any >other company's policies in responding to field reports. >Considering that every person who cleaned their camera a few >times reported the dust greatly reduced, and that most higher >end cameras have had initial oil reports it is just surprising >that so much is being made of this suddenly with this model >introduction. The reports have been around since the D1 when >new models come out but users took it in stride and found it >went away soon. The D3 for example is considered a classic, >highly reliable, super performance but on release there were >mentions of oil but few people got all worked up about such a >common occurrence. Nikon did not change anything in production >and the new cameras settled in rather quickly. >Film cameras often had reports of oil for the first months of >ownership. Knowing all that, it just comes are surprising how >so many now, suddenly are calling this a defect and are >exchanging cameras left and right before allowing things to >settle down with any one of them. >What again is the point of creating petitions? If the hours >spent stewing over it had been replaced by minutes of cleaning >a couple times, it would have been a moot point and quickly >forgotten. >Stan >St Petersburg Russia
Actually, when the Pentax K-5 was released with sensor stain issues, the pressure from Pentax users resulted in an eventual acknowledgement from Pentax and replacement/repair of the defective units. You can google it.