I have really tried o be fair with Nikon... I bought an expensive camera which is exactly what I wanted and expected... it in fact exceeded all of my expectations as far as image quality and handling...
Then I realized its sensor and mirror box was contaminated with God only knows what... and that it seems many others were experiencing the same problems... For me cleaning does not help. Not changing lenses does not help... my pristine sensor is dirty again after only a few shots. I have read that some people with seemingly clean sensors out of the box are seeing the problem only after 2,000 to 3,000 shots... Mine was filthy new out of the box. The spots are visible even at F8 & F 5.6... no need to stop down to F22.... I am sure this is the same with other unfortunate D600 owners... Some D600 owners who have sent their D600s in to Nikon for service... sometimes multiple times, have NOT had their problem solved.
All the while Nikon remains silent.... No statement. Forget a solution to my knowledge there is not even any acknowledgement of the problem...
This speaks volumes about the company's attitude towards their customers... and it's all bad
#1. "RE: D600 I have about had it...." | In response to Reply # 0jesse101 Nikonian since 28th Dec 2011Thu 31-Jan-13 05:50 PM
well i had my first D600 for about 30 days..had zero issues with spots or dust or oil..it actually produced some really nice images for me.
here recently i dropped my camera knocking the sensor out of aligment. i had damage coverage on my D600, so i returned it for another one. took 300 some odd photos with it yesterday, zero issues as well. Maybe its because i do a lot of portraiture type of photography to where its hard for me to notice it..but i will test my new body today later, with the white wall test and so on to see what can be visible or not.
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#2. "RE: D600 I have about had it...." | In response to Reply # 0WildIsle Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Thu 31-Jan-13 06:55 PM
Sorry to hear about your problem it must be very frustrating. Yes I am in the lucky camp that has not seen any noticeable issue with dirt but I readily believe it is an issue for others.
I don't think Nikon's silence can accurately be taken as a customer service matter, I think it's a cultural thing. If so it's pointless being frustrated and expecting a change because it just won't happen. The Japanese executives for whom this is the purview of just don't see things the way we do in Europe & North America. I wouldn't pretend to understand Japanese culture but I've gleaned enough to know it's very different than ours where matters of pride, prestige and solving problems are concerned.
If I were you I'd just return the offending model until you get one that is satisfactory. If it effects the bottomline... that's one thing that shareholders and CEOs of all cultures understand.