Monday, October 15, 2012

Updated: Nikon D600 oil spots

Updated the post re "oil spots" on the D600


10/15/12 UPDATE: Picked up the D600 from Bel-Air Camera today.  Their repair guys said they found no oil on the sensor, just dust.  They said they were able to clean it with just a blower.  I was surprised that the spots were just dust given all the characteristics I saw, and they said you can't really tell unless you look at the sensor with a loupe.

I took some test shots at f/8 through f/22.  The spots that I saw were gone (there were a few specks that were visible at f/22 if I maximized contrast).  See the test shots below.  So it appears I didn't have any problems with my D600 after all.  Meanwhile, one of the staff showed me how to use a sensor cleaning kit, which I will try on the D70 and I'll post about it then.


f/8


f/11

f/16

f/22