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jphendren
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


Hello,

I recently purchased an EX+ D800 from KEH. The camera is very close to new condition, but reeks of cigarette smoke. Any ideas on how to get rid of it? I wiped the camera down with a slightly damp cloth, that toned it down slightly, but it still smells like cigarette.

On another note, I've compared the D800 to the Nikon F6 that I have been using. The D800 is quite solid, and feels as robust as the F6. It is narrower from side to side, but thicker front to back. The F6's grip is better, Nikon hit a home run with the F6's body shape. The D800 is very compact, which is good for hiking with it. As good as the D800 is/feels, I couldn't help myself, I've wanted a D3 since they were announced back in 2007, KEH had noe in LN- condition, so I ordered it as well. It will be here later this week, I'm going to compare the two and pick the one I like best. I'm a little concerned with the D800's files size, my Mac Pro is old and only has a 250 GB drive, also all I have are old Lexar 2GB CF cards. From what I hear you get roughly 24 shots on one . The D3 will do fine with 2GB cards, I use to use them in my 5D, and it was 12MP as well.




May 28, 2013 at 02:22 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


Congrats on the cameras. As far as using a 2gb card I think you would blow thru that in no time. As cheap as memory is I sure would be buying some 16gb cards.





May 28, 2013 at 02:39 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


I would return in. I don't like the smell. I have also seen how the tar builds-up on surfaces, and would not like the thought of tar build-up being in my camera.

I also wouldn't consider a camera that "reeks of cigarette smoke" to be considered EX+.



May 28, 2013 at 02:44 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


There have been several threads about removing cigarette smoke. Basically it never completely leaves many products. I'd return it.

EBH



May 28, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


I'd return the ashtray...


May 28, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


unless you got super deal - I would return it

You can get rid of it if you like, its very simple - put body into ziplock bag and add some coffee beans to go along with it. Within day or two smell will go away.




May 28, 2013 at 03:08 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


, my wife completely agrees with you. She told me to get rid of it the day it came in. I have a hard time even putting it up to my face, it's that strong.


May 28, 2013 at 03:09 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


Here's a recent thread discussing this issue: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1185047/0#11303407


May 28, 2013 at 04:12 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


If you want to try, maybe pour some warm soapy water into a towel and wring it out. Then wipe down the camera and stick in a bowl of uncooked rice. Let it sit for a couple days, wipe again, then give it the ol' sniff check. Alternatively, you could take up smoking, then you won't smell anything.


May 28, 2013 at 04:24 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


I would get tired of it very quickly..there are other deals out there to be had...I'd return it.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


My mother is a used book dealer, so she is constantly removing smells. Cigarette smoke is by far the hardest / worst, and about the only thing she has had success with is putting the item in a plastic bag with a bunch of coffee grounds, and once a week dumping the old grounds and putting in new ones. It could take a couple months this way.

I'd send it back.



May 28, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


I had a lens with the same problem. I wiped it down with alcohol multiple times...alternating with febreze air freshener sprayed onto those cotton pads people use to clean their faces....then wiped on the lens. I'd let it dry a day between treatments. After about 4-5 wipe downs with each product the smell was gone, and it hasn't come back in over a year.


May 28, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


I'd return it, for my own sake, and to make the point to KEH about selling stuff like this.


May 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2750969

I would return but if you want to keep it give this a try



May 28, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


I have a nice patina of chocolate cake on my D800, I'm slowly licking it clean. You could cover it with cake frosting, I can assure you it really sticks to what the finish is on the D800.


May 28, 2013 at 02:02 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


D800 has been returned. So be careful if you order a D800 in EX+ condition from KEH, you may get this one.


May 28, 2013 at 05:07 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


jphendren wrote:
D800 has been returned. So be careful if you order a D800 in EX+ condition from KEH, you may get this one.


Did you tell them why you returned it?

I can see how it might get overlooked the first time, but I'd suggest that KEH re-selling the camera without a specific note on the smell would be unethical.



May 28, 2013 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


"Did you tell them why you returned it?"

Yes, I even included a note on the RMA form. I've done business with KEH since the 1990's, this is the first smoke smell camera I've had. I've been very pleased with their service so far.



May 28, 2013 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


James has a good option, 70% spiritus ketonatus, or alcohol as we know it, works fine too. Small bottles from the chemist cost near to nothing. Wipe with lint free cloth, do not sprinkle on camera.


May 29, 2013 at 03:32 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Cigarette smell on used D800.


Not sure if it is a concern with the new bodies and lenses, but one of my friends, erased the white letter marking the M/A focus ring on a 28mm 1.4D lens when he tried to clean it with a cloth dipped in alcohol.


May 29, 2013 at 03:37 PM
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