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| p.2 #2 · How do you send a camera (D600) to Nikon to get the sensor cleaned? |
harvey steeves wrote:
even if there was no dust problem, the self-cleaning feature isn't perfect. Any dslr owner should know how to clean their own camera sensors.
And any self-respecting manufacturer with decades of experience building cameras should know how to select a lubricant that won't contaminate other parts.
My D600 with less than 5,000 shots on it has more crap on the sensor than my D200 with close to 100,000 shots on it. Granted the D200 was sent in to Authorized Photo for a CLA maybe two years ago. But my D600 is quite a bit newer than that (obviously).
Jun Zhou wrote:
I wonder if they're replacing the mirror box. My main concern with simply removing the contamination from the sensor is this: if the oil is coming from a part that should be lubricated, will that part experience premature wear as the lubricant ends up elsewhere?
My concern is not about oil or dust. I worry about the parts wearing, such as gear wheel, and whether the dust( or debris?) will scratch the cmos in future with the shutter curtain open/close motion
Sensor cleaning is simple and easy with Sensor Swabs & Eclipse fluid. The reason people get freaked out about it is they think they are touching the sensor itself. Actually there is s sheet of protective glass (and other filters) in front of it that you actually touch. And with the proper sized Sensor Swab it is simply one swipe across a sheet of glass. Couldn't be more simple or more safe. Just do it.
No, I get "freaked out" by the fact that Nikon doesn't know WTF they're doing.
Before you send it out to be cleaned,
I would and have bought a little rubber bulb blower.
Beware canned air. You can damage your camera.
Turn the camera face down after cleaning the outside, raising the mirror, and removing the lens.
Gentle squeeze the bulb and you will not hurt anything and probably will clean the camera filter that lays on top of the Sensor.
Worst case, you will have to send it in.
Yeah, air alone does not remove the crap off the sensor in my instance.
Is it noticeable in most conditions? No, but I've definitely seen debris on photos with lighter colored backgrounds. For a brand new camera that Nikon is hell bent on eliminating any third party service options, yes, I expect Nikon to get this right from the factory.