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November 1, 2013 - 52 went

Night Cityscape & HDR Session

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Added by Sujith P.
on Nov 1, 2013.
 

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  • A former member

    is this camera is Nikon D600 by any chance?

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  • Abdalla k.

    Lovely I think you need to clean your camera sensor, check the dust marks on the left side, it may be the lens got some dirt on it also.

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  • Sujith P.

    @Lenoid, yes it is @ Abdalla , I noticed this, I think it happened today due to some water drops on the lens (which I hadn't noticed)when I was trying to shoot the sunset standing near the fountain. If u see another photo I posted here u can notice that no such marks as it was shot before this photo.

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  • A former member

    just checked your profile - D600 indeed. check if this really water drops (normally water drops are shown in the photo as transparent, out-of-focus blurred areas or not seen at all). if not, you need to bring it to the service center. dots on the photo can be plastic shreds of your camera mechanism mixed with oil, so it just can't be removed by blowing or in-built antidust shaker. More, it will appear again and again. The service center should fix this for you free of charge, no guarantee that it will not come up again, but next services are also free until the end of camera's warranty (if any). Local dealers would never tell you this before you buy this camera (obviously), but this issue was already well-known before camera had arrived into UAE market.

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  • Sujith P.

    tnx Lenoid, but pls chek my another photo posted here (boat and sun in the background) which was taken today just before this shot. There is not even a single spot in that photo, there were some fountain (u can see it in the picture) and the water drops and dust together on the lens made this problem, Anyway let me check it further and do the required, thanks.

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  • Rachelle R.

    I am inspired!

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  • Sujith P.

    tnx Rachelle...

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  • Tarek N.

    Sujith, I am using Nikon D600 as well & black spots appeared on some of my photos, although I have changed the lens but I can still see them, they are most obvious in long exposed photos, I took my camera to Grand stores today and it will take 2 weeks for them to clean the sensor, so don't waste time and send it to service as early as possible. also I have read that Nikon acknowledged this issue and it shouldn't appear after 3000 clicks, so fingers cross we should not see it any more after this services

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  • Sujith P.

    tnx Tarek, I will do that, but I have crossed 4000 clicks already ! :-)

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  • Tarek N.

    Yeah but did get the sensor cleaned up before ?

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  • Sujith P.

    oh ic, you mean after cleaning it shoud cross 3000, right?

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  • Tarek N.

    No actually if u pass 3000 clicks and u clean it, then u shouldn't experience black spots any more (hopefuly)

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  • Sujith P.

    tnx Tarek, did u try the cleaning option which is available in the D600? I mean automatic sensor cleaining. what is your opinion about that? I tried it and yesterday night I took some photos of my daughter in dance attire and did not find any single spot in it.

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  • Tarek N.

    Yeah I tried all options, even the salesman at GS tried blowing on the sensor, but did not work, see those spots usually appear at bright pictures, such as long exposure, so normally u won't notice them in normal shots, my advice to u is to take it to service as its still under warranty

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  • Sujith P.

    thank you Tarek...

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  • Nadeem

    did you use CPL in this shot? as far the sensor is concerned, it seems (after looking at your photos) that you have a dirty sensor, i do not recommend cleaning it yourself but to give it to GS for a professional job. A full frame sensor may cost you between 250-350. In fast shutter speeds it may be less visible but remains there. I recommend that while changing lenses, opt for the safest tried method. There are several youtube videos available for this process. Nevertheless, once a photo is shot, there is nothing you can do about it but to deal with it in whatever application you are using for processing.

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  • A former member

    visibility of sensor dirt depends on current aperture setting, has nothing to do with shutter speed

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  • Tarek N.

    I wad using f/16 and they were very obvious in my photos

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  • Sujith P.

    @Nadeem, I did not use any filter, it was 50mm 1.4 nikkor, later did some processing in LR. As for Sensor, I have already contacted GS and the cleaning will be done soon. thank you.

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  • A former member

    just curious, has GS made you pay for cleanup? or your camera is off the warranty?

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  • Tarek N.

    No I didnt pay anything (yet) but mine is still under warranty

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  • Sujith P.

    They are saying it is around Aed.300/- I arranged the camera from outside the UAE, so warranty doesn't apply to my camera here.

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  • Sujith P.

    another thing they told me is that even after cleaning chances are there that the spots may appear again ! What to do in this case?

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  • A former member

    Sujith, I wrote about that above. If it happens again, you'll need to clean it again - what else to do. As a workaround, you can use built-in sensor dust map, which will make the camera "unsee" the dust on the sensor (I have this option on my D90). But I guess it will only work effectively with small particles, and I have never used it to say it is really working at all :)

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  • Sujith P.

    yes, these spots are formed due to some oil issues as they say, so inbuilt cleaning option is not effective, I am told. http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00bv7y

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  • Leif John C.

    @Sujith. I encountered the same issue on my D600 as well. I just sent it to GS for cleaning and they did it for free as long as your warranty is still valid.

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  • Sujith P.

    when was it and now is it okay? after the cleaning how many photos were taken? if you check the internet many people say that it happened again after about 1000 to 3000 shots!

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  • Leif John C.

    That was last month Sujith and it works great. I took around 2000 shots so far after the cleaning but still okay til now.

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