The continuing saga of my Nikon D7000 oil spot issue
I purchased my Nikon D7000 on 1/11/11 as an upgrade from my used D70. I have had two occurrences within the last month where oil droplets have appeared on my sensor and therefore, my photos. After the first time (4/3/11), my camera had a sensor cleaning by a local camera repair shop and the problem was brushed off as dust spots. I was displeased with this response, since I explained to the gentleman that these are not dust spots and given evidence of what most likely took place. I was sadly able to reproduce the oil spots while taking photos today (4/22/11). These spots have occurred with two different lenses (Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 and Tamron 90mm f/2.8) without swapping lenses at each time of occurrence. Apertures of the affected photos typically occurred at f/8.
Examples of this oil droplet issue with the Nikon D7000 can be found here:
Forum discussions regarding this issue can be found here:
Ben helped contact the Nikon Product Repair hotline and thru email and phone call, was able to explain the situation and display the spots on my photos. My next step is to ship the camera body to NY so that Nikon can fix this as a rush priority, since I need this camera for my photography workshop AND my trip to Europe. I sincerely hope that everything is resolved in a timely and satisfactory manner so that I do not encounter this again. I will document my progress regarding this matter.