I also noticed in the refurb D600 reviews of one company where a buyer complained that his refurb D600 right out of the box had specks on the sensor. He bought it in late July. He felt that the refurbishment hadn't been done well, if at all. I wonder if a lot of these refrub D600 bodies had been returned for the dust/oil on the sensor problem. Even if the sensor had been cleaned, I have seen a lot of comments about the problem recurring after sometimes up to 3000 actuations. Also, you only have a90 day warranty on a Nikon refurb, so if you have the sensor speck problem after 90 days, you have to pay to have it serviced, assuming that it isn't a gray market body. I was looking at the refurb deals to get a D600, but for the above reasons I am now hesitant.
I think it's a valid complaint if one buys a refurb D600 (or any other) and it comes with a filthy sensor. Don't know if it's the same incident I read on another forum, but the poster had included a picture that showed an inexcusable amount of debris on the sensor.
Wouldn't one expect a factory refurb to be inspected and cleaned if needed?
Assuming these are legitimate posts, it does not inspire confidence in the meaning of "refurbished" as defined by Nikon.
At the point that Nikon refurbishes the camera and sells it directly to B & H, the grey market issue is no longer an issue. You get a 90-day USA warranty. After that how could Nikon refuse to service the camera if they provided a USA warranty on it? They would kill their refurbished business plus B & H would get a black eye as a reputable seller.
Good businesses can do stupid things, but the odds are the B & H won't leave a customer hanging out there. FWIW - I bought a refurbished D600 in January and couldn't be happier with the results.
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Wed 21-Aug-13 01:21 AM | edited Wed 21-Aug-13 01:30 AM by km6xz
Stash, what does the thread title have to do with the body of the message? The quote and conclusion have nothing to do with each other.
The B&H notice was about "used" units they sell, which are not refurbs, mostly trade-ins so they would not know the history of the camera.
If you want a D600 get one from your local dealer and check it out in person. I advise the same for any camera model but in the case of the d600, there are very few, if any, reports of recent buys having the sensor dirt complaint.
Posting post after post on the same theme questioning the D600 and risk, real or imagined, does not solve your problem. Why even consider a camera that causes you so much distress? Get something you feel confident in and take pictures. Stan St Petersburg Russia