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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:10 am 
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Some copies reportedly have dust issues. Hopefully it's limited to a few batches.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/10/d600-sensor-dust-issues


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:39 pm 
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/you can crop all you want, 300mm will still be 300mm. There is no way in the world that a 300mm lens becomes a 450mm lens.
I suppose you know what I meant. A 300 mm lens will behave like a 450 mm lens on a camera with aps sensor, but it is still a 300 mm lens.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:44 pm 
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lagnificent wrote:
Some copies reportedly have dust issues. Hopefully it's limited to a few batches.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/10/d600-sensor-dust-issues
It seems to be on most copies of the D600 or maybe even on all, once people have used it enough.
It's annoying, the sensor can be cleaned, but I don't want to do that a lot.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:10 pm 
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Another thread I noticed related to the dust specks.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3290303#forum-post-50141626


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Apparently Nikon has a big problem now, those dust specks are really large and they have a noticeable pattern, so no coincidences here. They have to fix whatever is causing those dust specks, because if they continue, who knows what will happen next :|

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:32 pm 
Look at all these Canon trolls coming out of the woodwork when something is found in a Nikon Camera.
I have a D600 and there are no dust specs on the sensor. I am sure that there are some units with this issue but there is a feature in the camera which cleans the senor. Problem fixed, move on and maybe start worring about the lack of features your beloved canon has in this market segment (6D)


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I just want to clarify here, I am not trolling. I'm just making a comment on how Nikon has an issue with the production of some D600 cameras and that they need to fix it because it does discourage some people in buying a D600, especially when some true Canon trolls make it such a huge issue, and that is something that will not cease. Some people are like that, they just like to mess up other people or things.
By the way, if I would recommend a budget FF DSLR for someone just entering the DSLR market I would recommend the D600, so no hate towards it whatsoever. But I would like to mention that the lack of features in the 6D isn't a reason big enough to really justify changing systems. Just my opinion, though.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:23 am 
Fair enough.....


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:20 am 
Well I guess you noticed the dust bunnie discussions.
And probably you often cleaned the D600 sensor,
but the first two of you test ferry videos clearly show the problem. (Upper mid of the frame and left upper quadrant.)
I am a big Nikon fan and was very happy with my D600 until frame 400.
I noticed the dust and so did a lot of other Nikon fans.
Well, I sent mine back and I'll have to make do with my D90.
I hope Nikon makes a sweeping statement 'bout these problems: Oil, dust , scratching shutter....
It's a pity, I loved the camera for 6 days...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:17 am 
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Fact 1 - the larger sensor of full frame cameras seems to attract more dust bunnies.

I had a D90 and regularly changed lenses. Using the same technique I quickly acquired dust bunnies on my D700.

I recently had a D600 on loan which had plenty of dust bunnies top left.

I lot of people will move from crop to FF with the D600, and will notice Fact 1.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:26 am 
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An excellent review. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:53 am 
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MoreBravo wrote:
Look at all these Canon trolls coming out of the woodwork when something is found in a Nikon Camera.
I have a D600 and there are no dust specs on the sensor. I am sure that there are some units with this issue but there is a feature in the camera which cleans the senor. Problem fixed, move on and maybe start worring about the lack of features your beloved canon has in this market segment (6D)


My intention was not to troll, but to provide links to potentially useful information for D600 users and prospective buyers in a dedicated D600 thread. Stay classy. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Video clip re `dust spois`; http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... cY30lEMv8o

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As usual I seldom have any major problems with the qualitative content of Gordon's reviews, but the final bullet points and numerical ratings drive me batty.

Note: the D600's factory-installed dust issue is worth mentioning, but assuming it's a QA issue that gets fixed shouldn't impact the final rating of the camera. (Any more than the light leak issue should affect the 5DIII or the left focus issue the D800.)

The 5DIII outscores the D600 by 1 point — OK I can buy that, the 5DIII has better hard controls, a better rear LCD, slightly better shot speed, deeper buffer, a better AF system, and more metal — but 3 points when you ignore "value" (which is a silly thing to have in the score but that's been discussed before). Among the "bad points" of the D600 are; no wifi or GPS built in (as opposed to the more expensive 5D3 which... also doesn't have them, or uncompressed video out) and 10.5MP in DX mode (vs. the 5D3 which doesn't have a DX mode because EF-S lenses block the mirror travel, and if it did it would have fewer MP in there).

The other bad points of the D600 are fair enough (exposure control during video and bracketing) but bear in mind that in objective tests (and no, not just dxomark) the D600 has 3EVs more dynamic range than the 5D3 (and there are some pretty impressive demonstrations of this around). So three shots of bracketing on the D600 is roughly the same dynamic range as 5-7 frames on the 5D3. But hey, they have indistinguishable IQ according to the review (18/20). (I note the noise comparison between the 5D3 and D800 uses JPEGs for some reason.) Also note that dxomark finds the IQ of the D600 and D800 to be virtually identical, but the D800 gets 20/20 for image quality.

The simple thing is to ditch the darn numerical ratings, but people like 'em, I guess. If you're going to have them, they should be fairer. (And in this case, even the bullet points are unfair -- dinging the resolution of DX mode when the 5D3 won't even mount the lenses (and has lower resolution) is nutty.)


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