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Nikon Asked to Halt All D600 Sales in China After Scathing Nationally Televised Exposť
PETAPIXEL ^ | March 17,2014 | DL CADE

Posted on 03/17/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Nikon has probably had just about enough when it comes to the D600 and its sensor dust/oil issues. It started with user complaints, evolved to class action lawsuits from a number of different sources, and has now escalated to a full-on order by the Chinese government to stop D600 sales in China after a state-run television show featured a scathing exposé about the issue.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: china; nikon

1 posted on 03/17/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: lawnguy; pandoraou812; Daffynition; barker; ferri; gjeiii; genefromjersey; texas booster; ...

In my experience new cameras seem to attract more dust early on than they will after some use but oil on the sensor is a big problem.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 2:41:17 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Would have been nice if this had happened when Samsung got thousands of complaints on their flat screen TVs when their monitors went out right after the warranty period expired and wouldn’t offer to fix them unless you paid them an arm and leg. I bought two of them that did this (like an idiot). Look ‘em up. There’s thousand of reports online about them. I don’t buy Samsung anything to this day.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 2:46:11 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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shame on them for still selling it....Or are they? Guess they found a dumping ground. I wouldn’t think there are any new D600s left.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 2:46:53 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Dear Nikon:

I exhausted my life savings at the age of 12 to move from the Olympus to Nikon systems.

I shot my first wedding at 14.

I own more A and E lenses than I can count.

My first love is the F3.

I am more loyal to Nikon, and have sold more Nikons, than anyone I have ever met.

When I moved to DSLR I made the mistake of buying a Nikon product - the D5100 - a consummate piece of crap. (My D90 is okay...)

I took it to be repaired for the locked shutter, battery door, etc. My repair guy was kind enough to tell me that after I fixed the body, I'd be $500.00 poorer and still have a piece of crap.

Nikon, if anyone at your firm still cares about loyal customers, I am one, or was one. But I am on the edge. The FE was a great camera... So was the FM and FM2. You made a name for yourself with cheaper cameras that were excellent. What will you do, where is your brand now that you are selling crap?
5 posted on 03/17/2014 3:06:31 PM PDT by golux
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Fortunately my D300 still works like a champ after 7 years.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 3:25:09 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have been using Nikons my entire adult lifetime. I have a D7000 on the bookcase behind me, and the D600 in the bedroom. I also have a film Nikon. I got the D600 the first week it was on sale. It’s a superb camera which Nikon really got right and I have experienced no problems with dust or oil.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 3:25:35 PM PDT by Rytas
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m a fan of the Sony NEX-7 (half frame), because all I use it for it for is traveling, night photography and family.

Since the better cell phones can take pretty good snapshots (and share them right away), I need to use the NEX-7 in low light, narrow depth of field situations to make exceptional images.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 3:33:51 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: lefty-lie-spy

I’ve turned the odometer on my D200 twice..still going.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 3:40:26 PM PDT by two23 (My Dad said they were all commies back in the 60's. He was right.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have a Nikon F. No light meter (light meters are for wimps). Made out of solid steel (or something damn close), uses film (remember film?), and doubles as an anvil.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 3:46:54 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

11 posted on 03/17/2014 3:49:14 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: jsanders2001
I have two Samsung TV/monitors, they are both performing excellently.
12 posted on 03/17/2014 3:49:59 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: reg45

> I have two Samsung TV/monitors, they are both performing excellently.

Now that you’ve said this, get back to me in a week...: )

You provably bought yours after all the problems Samsung had with them...


13 posted on 03/17/2014 4:46:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My D800 [under a y/o] has worked flawlessly..keeping fingers crossed.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 5:29:35 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

D800 is a great camera. Very different from the 600.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 5:33:43 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gotta get glasses. Thought headline said NIXON.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 6:01:18 PM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: cicero2k; All
I like my aging Sony A200 so much that I picked up a low actuation, almost new copy from KEH because I didn't want to be caught without anything to hang my old Minolta Maxxum glass on. The first one is still going strong, I'd rather grab another camera than change lenses so often anyway.

The first one has been carried so much that the matte finish has glossy finger marks worn in to it.

17 posted on 03/17/2014 6:37:52 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My Pentax K100D works great!


18 posted on 03/17/2014 6:45:16 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: Antoninus II

I have a Spotmatic still working. I got into Sony because I had some Maxxum lenses and got a great deal and I’ve never regretted it.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 6:51:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hey Nikon! You can’t squeak by on having made a good product in the PAST. What have you done for me LATELY?!


20 posted on 03/17/2014 7:13:42 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I haven’t used my D80 in awhile so I guess I should try it out...


21 posted on 03/17/2014 7:23:56 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender
I can shoot at the cat even when I can't get out.

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22 posted on 03/17/2014 7:33:22 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I started digital photography with a D50, bought another D50 and converted it to IR, then a D40, a D200, then a D700. $15,000 in Nikkor glass, and have never had an issue with any of it. Again, any of it!

Call me stupid, but I’ve got a D3X on the way ...


23 posted on 03/17/2014 9:26:55 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: glock rocks

I bet you take a mean selfie!

;<)


24 posted on 03/17/2014 9:30:30 PM PDT by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Eaker; tubebender

Naw, but I have a few mean pics of Tork and a sequoia in his front yard (if the earthquake didn’t knock it down) :o)


25 posted on 03/17/2014 9:35:05 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Eaker; glock rocks

I have a couple snapshots of your buddy the first time he visited Benderville


26 posted on 03/17/2014 11:15:15 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender; glock rocks
I have a couple snapshots of your buddy the first time he visited Benderville

Not safe for work?

;<)

27 posted on 03/18/2014 7:06:26 AM PDT by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Eaker; glock rocks

He was mesmerized by our Painted Ladies and he took way too many photos of them...


28 posted on 03/18/2014 7:25:04 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve had an F3HP, a D70, a D90, a D7000, a D800, a D600, and now a D7100.

And many nikkors have come and gone, currently have about eight or nine.

My D600 had the flash button freeze up last year. They found a spot on the sensor that wouldn’t clean off, and Nikon replaced the sensor free of charge. I have a buddy who wants to buy it, and I haven’t fired it up since i got it back.

The other day, I got an email from Nikon saying they were being recalled to fix the sensor problem. I guess I’ll need to call them to see if I already have the upgraded sensor.

I’m keeping the D7100 for lightweight/travel, and the D800 for when I break out the RRS tripod and get serious.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 8:17:59 AM PDT by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: moonhawk

Need to ass I also had a D2X—beautiful image quality but a real beast to lug around.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 10:28:47 PM PDT by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: moonhawk

Oops!

ass=add


31 posted on 03/18/2014 10:29:46 PM PDT by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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