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Old Feb 18, 2012, 9:17 PM   #61
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 10:16 PM   #62
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I sold my D7000 for this reason. Great Camera, but the oil spots just wouldn't go away no matter how often I cleaned it.
Got tired of cleaning it up via CS3 all the time.
I'm back to the D5100 for now.
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Hi Bynx & Zeshane,

D7000 is in my shopping list. Please keep posting further info.

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Bynx,

I've had my brand new D7000 for about 3 weeks. After I shot about 2 weeks and I tested f22/25 at blue skies, I noticed the splatters on images. Then I ordered the Copper Hill Kit (about $80) and cleaned it myself couples of times. When I cleaned it the first time, it didn't become completely clean however the second time I got it all. Totally cleaned now. I was going to send the camera back to Nikon (under warranty), but I didn't. To summarize, this is a common occurrence at this point and once the amount of lube in this mechanism is gone, it won't come back again. I'd like to suggest that "DIY".

Thanks for sharing your experience. Appreciate it.

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Hi y'all. Like all of you, I've had problems after 400 pictures & I cleaned it up a couple of times, and at 2500+ cleaned a couple of times again. After that I had no more problems. Wish you guys luck!

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I am still amazed Nikon allowed this to happen. Despite what some people allege it is unusual for DSLRs to suffer from this.
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Add me to the list of oil on the sensor. All my honeymoon pictures have the spots. Wasn't until I got home that I notice where the spots came from. Hit them with some compressed air, thinking it was dirt/dust, and it left little oil trails. Gently cleaned with sensor cleaner (don't remember the brand offhand) and within about 20 shots, the oil is back. Glad yet saddened that there are others in the same boat as me. It is taking me forever to edit out the visible spots. 1500 honeymoon/wedding pics takes a while. So frustrated...
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Add me to the list of oil on the sensor. All my honeymoon pictures have the spots. Wasn't until I got home that I notice where the spots came from. Hit them with some compressed air, thinking it was dirt/dust, and it left little oil trails. Gently cleaned with sensor cleaner (don't remember the brand offhand) and within about 20 shots, the oil is back. Glad yet saddened that there are others in the same boat as me. It is taking me forever to edit out the visible spots. 1500 honeymoon/wedding pics takes a while. So frustrated...
Exactly why I sold mine and went back to using the D5100 until I get enough saved up to get the new D4.
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I'll be watching out for signs of oil on the sensor of the D800/E. If that camera also suffers from it then Nikon will have a serious problem on their hands. I just don't begin to arrive at any sort of justification - surely they've simply used the wrong lubricant? And then not tested it properly.
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I sold my D7000 for this reason. Great Camera, but the oil spots just wouldn't go away no matter how often I cleaned it.
Got tired of cleaning it up via CS3 all the time.
I'm back to the D5100 for now.
I have m new D700o coming on Monday. Are the spots easy to see? I will be pissed if they are still producing new product with the same problem. It is taking me near 2 months to get the body.

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I have m new D700o coming on Monday. Are the spots easy to see? I will be pissed if they are still producing new product with the same problem. It is taking me near 2 months to get the body.

Joe
Those spots really show up on any light backgrounds such as the sky etc.
It was bad enough that I sold it after a year of frustration.
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Those spots really show up on any light backgrounds such as the sky etc.
It was bad enough that I sold it after a year of frustration.
Am I missing something here? Why didn't anyone send the camera back to Nikon for correction? I'm a bit worried about getting one on Monday. Will I be able to see the oil spots right away, or do they start off clean, and develop over time?
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