>Oh please, Stan et al, who thinks there is no dust problem on >the D600 or that it is easily dealt with with regular cleaning >- do not mislead gullible people with this idea. > >I came back to this forum because last night as I had to help >clean this young lady's D600. Same "dirt on my >shots" complaint. I recommended the D600 to her and that >was what she got and I feel bad about it. So I went and >bought her some sensor cleaner at Best Buy. Even after showing >her that it was relatively easy to do it, she said she WILL >NEVER ever do it on her own. > >So Stan, was this an "imagined problem"? Stop >downplaying this "real" problem even just to help >out young enthusiasts in this art, like this young girl I just >mentioned above. > >I am with you on how good the D600 is IQ-wise. I got one and >returned it because of "real" dust issues. I AM >going to buy another one when Nikon finally figures things out >with it. I WANT Nikon to figure this problem out so we all >can be happy with it. > >Most of all, I WANT NIKON to really succeed with the D600 >because of all the good things the camera offers. > I think you are being unfair to Stan. He is not misleading people. He is entitled to his opinion as are you. He has contributed to this community in a positive way more than most members and I am grateful he is willing and able to effectively communicate his opinions.
Maybe some camera's have more problems than others.
When I first bought the d7000 there were tons of people complaining about focus problems. I wondered if I had one too. The camera was different from my other one with higher MP's bringing out any problems with technique more than my other camera did. Some may have truly had problems with focus. I found out one of my lenses needed fine tuning. It was not my camera. This same lens needed fine tuning on my d600.
I only knew about a 'dust problem' from a friend at work who asked me if I was having trouble with it. I then started reading some of these posts. I simply did not notice a problem in my pictures. When I noticed dust I cleaned my sensor like I did with my d5000 and D7000. Since reading and doing specific test images looking for dust I do see a few. More than with my other crop camera's? Yes But there is twice the surface area that may get dust. More than twice as much? Maybe I'm not sure. My point is in my images I didn't notice it. I notice great image quality and was happy with my camera. I don't work for Nikon and don't consider myself a blind Nikon fanboy, but I am generally happy with my gear and hence have joined this community.
We all need to decide what equipment we will spend our money on. I know the grass is not always greener and a couple close friends with canon gear have had more issues than I and I have no regrets for remaining loyal to this brand for now. Good luck.
"Cameras and lenses are simply tools to place our unique vision on film. Concentrate on equipment and you'll take technically good photographs. Concentrate on seeing the light's magic colors and your images will stir the soul." Jack Dykinga