rh48 wrote:If I spent $1600 for a camera that I had to continually take apart and clean I would feel taken advantage of. How many good shots were ruined by the dust and oil issue?
I have the D600, and I've owned it since Oct 2012.
1) From everyone I've seen who has purchased a refurb (factory), the issue with the shutter has been corrected (which makes sense, b/c the D610 has been corrected). I wouldn't expect any "oil/dust" from these cameras.
2) I didn't notice the issue until I started doing landscape photos against a sky, shooting at f/11 or smaller, and even then I had to force it out in production. Now, with that said, once you see it.... it's gross.
However, I was shooting youth basketball games, photojournalistic, and portrait kinds of images, but mostly at apertures f/5.6 or wider.
3) I bought cleaning solution and sensor swabs for about $50, and haven't had problems since cleaning my sensor (after 6k actuations).
4) If you're going to buy a $1,700 camera - let's be honest, it's a $2,000 worth of camera, BODY ONLY, it's just cheaper b/c of a snafu - then you should know how to clean your sensor. If you don't want to maintain your camera, then buy a camera without a detachable lens.