Following on the heels of the news that no less than four law firms were going after or planning to go after Nikon over the D600 dust/oil spot debacle, Nikon has issued a service advisory announcing that they will fix ALL D600 cameras with sensor dust/oil problems for free regardless of warranty status.
Now, before everybody jumps on the ‘we sued them and this is why they’re doing it’ bandwagon, it’s worth noting that this is probably not the case. As Mike Tomkins over on Imaging Resource points out, the fact that Nikon is accepting returns immediately indicates that this fix has been in the works for quite some time.
Whatever the reason, this is fantastic news for all D600 owners who have yet to see a permanent fix to their sensor dust/oil woes. Up till now, your options were limited to sending the camera in (sometimes over and over again) for cleaning at a Nikon service center, and even this required that you be under warranty. Some lucky users had their shutter assemblies replaced and some REALLY lucky users got D610s as replacements, but these were the exception, not the rule.
That changes today, however, thanks to a technical service advisory issued by the Japanese company that promises a fix for everyone, free of charge and regardless of warranty status. Nikon will pay for you to send your D600 in so that technicians can clean your sensor, replace your shutter assembly and send you back your camera just as quickly as they can.
To learn more about this new development or schedule your free repair service, head over to Nikon’s technical service advisory by clicking here. Fair warning though, chances are repairs, especially on the front end when EVERYONE is sending their cameras in, will take some time. So if you haven’t or no longer do experience issues with your sensor it’s probably best you just hang on to your shooter and count your blessings.
(via Imaging Resource)