Well after 10 months of ownership, two shutter mechanism changes by Nikon Repair, and at least 10 wet cleanings by my dealer, Nikon agreed to refund the purchase price of my D600.
To clarify, Nikon agreed to take back my D600,through my dealer, and send my dealer a brand new D600 at no charge to him.
I just returned my D600 to my dealer, he credited me with the original price I paid on my D600, and I took home a brand new D800, paying him the difference between the two bodies.
My dealer worked out this arrangement along with support from his Nikon Rep.
For me as a Nikon customer, I've had my confidence restored in Nikon.
For those of you who have never had a problem with your D600, I say happy shooting. Overall I still think the D600 is a good camera, but in my case I could no longer live with the Lemon, that I had, nor did I have the confidence to try out another one.
I just took mine and my wife's D600's to Nikon in L.A. They are going to replace the shutters on both. Mine will be out of warranty in 30 days and my wife's in December. I am worried that after mine is out of the 1 year warranty that Nikon will say "Tough luck" if the spotting persists.
If this is the first shutter replacements on both of your camera's, hopefully your issue will be resolved. If not I think Nikon will still warrant the shutter replacements for 90 days, which would take you past your original warranty period.
When you get them back, do some good testing right away, and if the problem still exists, I'd take it back to them immediately and ask them for a completely new body, with a new 1 year warranty.
This is the 1st shutter replacement for either body. Up until now I just wet cleaned the sensors, but that was getting old and I wanted to make sure that Nikon had documentation of the problem with our cameras. I didn't ask for shutter replacements,when I took them in. They just said they would replace the shutters. We are leaving for Zion and Bryce Canyon the end of Sept. and I want to make sure that everything is okay with the shutters.
>Nikon is replacing them, as it is a known issue. > >Now that you will have it documented, I would expect that they >will stand behind the repairs, until you are satisfied.
Apologies for commenting in two threads about the same issue, but Nikon it seems has not addressed the original issue as advertised and are still selling defective spotty units - mine arrived two days ago and it went straight back. I wonder if they are still distributing units with the original problem parts in hopes they happen to send one out that is not defective? Is this the logic they apply to their manufacturing and distribution processes? - If true this is beyond belief. Mine came from Singapore I think. I'll post some of my initial test shots in a couple of days once I upgrade my membership.
I'm with Greg; my D600 will be going to Nikon LA for a "sensor cleaning" before its warranty expiration. I have previously cleaned a D200 & a D7000 sensors with no problems but my D600 has issues. I now have filaments (red, white) sticking-upward from the bottom of the shutter box that I must tweeze-out during and after cleanings. And for all my cleaning efforts, I still do not have a clean sensor nor clean shutter box. About six months ago, I stopped changing lenses and only keep the 24-120/4 on-camera; I do wipe the barrel of this lens to avoid the "bellows-effect".
My D600 would already be at Nikon Service but we have an upcoming trip to Saguaro NP, White Sands, and Carlsbad Caverns.
Dennis. If you plan on taking your D600 to Nikon, in person, please be advised that they have moved from El Segundo to mid-Wilshire at 6420 Wilshire Blvd. #100. 1 block east of San Vicente Blvd. and Wilshire. No free parking. Tony was very helpful.