I just got a used D100 for a fairly good price on Ebay. Didn’t expect perfection and didn’t get it. Sensor needs cleaning and there are a few dead pixels, looks like one by itself and a brighter group of 2 or 3 together. Anyone know what Nikon charges to remap and clean? I am also thinking about doing it myself if anyone can recommend sensor-cleaning kits. Ill need it for my D70 eventually anyway (still very clean after almost 2 years!) As for remaping there is some stuff posted in the forums here but I can’t find where to actually get the software if some one could help with that.
Congratulations on your new D100. Unfortunately, the re-map software that is floating around on the Internet is not authorized by Nikon - it's distribution was and still is intended for official repair depots only. Nikonians discourages the distribution of that software through this site as we open this community to potential legal issues.
Woops, sorry about that but I completely understand. I thought I saw something abut the map software in another thread but I may be getting my forums mixed up. Still could use some advice on what lens cleaning kits and methods people like. The dirt on the sensor is the main problem. I can only see the dead pixels when looking for them in a “cap on” dark exposure. Haven’t seen them yet on a photo but haven’t done any night stuff with this camera yet.
I use Eclipse fluid, Pec Pads and a home-made converted spatula as on the copperhill site. Has been working just fine. For the most part, though, I find holding the camera up-side-down while blowing up into it with a squeeze bulb to be very effective with all but the worst kling-ons.
i just picked one up yesterday, my first real digital camera...aside from my lil p/s coolpix-which i usually took with me to not attract attn to myself, while those around carried all their gear-which i'll probably continue to do. wow, there is a lot of differences in the two though, got lots to learn. that's the best way though...goin out an playin! cheers! dan