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#1 waynedocj



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:21 AM

I have been using the D7100 on land for the past 4 months, hoping to use it for UW.  I just had a problem with a few spots on my images.  I took it to Keeble & Shuchat to get the problem resolved.  They found oil spots on the sensor.  I just read that this was a problem with the d600.  Has anyone else encountered this problem with their 7100?

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:16 PM

I have three D7100's and I have about 2000 shutter clicks on two of them.  Not had to clean but a few spots now and then, NOWHERE NEAR what my D600's had.  I am not sure if the shutterbox design is the same or similar to on the D7100 as the D600.  I have had nothing but focus problems with my D7100's though.  Had cameras in to Nikon twice.  I'll be testing them this weekend.  Make sure you view your images at 100 percent, end to end.  Nikon says that the mirrors were +20 when they should be within the 7 range, which means that the mirror was not parallel with the sensor.  My images were sharp in the middle and soft on the ends.  But sensor spots? Not so far anyway.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:25 AM

I haven’t had any problems either with the D7100


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:59 AM

I have only ONE D800 and the oil spots are everywhere :aggressive:

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:09 PM

Hello Wayne,


I had a major problem with oil spots when I first got my D7000. Apparently during assembly they put too much oil on certain parts. I kept taking it back to Nikon Australia until it was finally fixed. You can read my full story here on the Ausphotography Forums. Not sure if it is related to your problem but seems very similar!