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iunlock

New Iberia, US
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iunlock Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jan 2012
Sat 24-Aug-13 03:48 PM

I am discouraged and I need some advice please.
Two weeks ago I was made an offer that I couldn't refuse for my D700. I sold it and then ordered a used D800 from a reputable Nikon dealer. In the year and a half that I owned the D700, I never had to swab the sensor to clean it, I only had to use the blower to get the dust off of the sensor. I have owned this D800 for a week now and have had to clean the sensor EVERY DAY. At first I thought that the company which I bought the camera from did not do a good job of cleaning it, but I have concluded that this is not the case. Whenever I clean the sensor if I go outside to take some test shots, the first 5 images will be clear of dust but then around the 6 or 7th image at least 2 spots appear, (same settings.)
And then there is another problem. There seems to be a film of some sort on the sensor itself which I cannot get to come off . At this point I am out of swabs from so much cleaning, and I still cannot get this film to lift off of the sensor. If I take a picture of the blue sky, the film is noticeable as there is a discoloration in the top left portion of the frame. It is very faint and unnoticeable on "regular" pictures, but If I am going to shoot a landscape, which this is supposed to be the king of all landscape cameras, this discoloration in the sky would be unacceptable.
The company which I bought the camera from has a return policy of 14 days. This post IS NOT a complaint on this company. I simply want to know from you all what I should do about this.
Should I return it for the price which I paid for the camera and start over with another body? Should I return it for repair? Is this common for D800s? Is this film on my sensor due to oil leakage which I heard something about from other D800s and D600s?
I know that I am rambling, but my D700 was perfect, and I have been struggling with this D800 ever since I opened the box. I am discouraged!

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