Remember the Nikon D600? It's a great camera other than the fact that the shutter would spray oil all over the sensor. The oil can't easily be seen at wide open apertures but it's a major problem when you stop down. Due to a class action lawsuit Nikon is replacing D600s with new D610... For some people.
The story started a few weeks ago when my friend told me he got an email about the Nikon class action lawsuit. Although the letter didn't exactly say that he would get a new camera, he assumed that he might or he would be reimbursed. 2 days ago he actually got a brand new D610 in the mail. I then had a second friend send in a D600 in the exact same way and only get a cleaning. Why? There are current debates about who gets new cameras, who gets cleanings, and who gets shutter replacements. One theory is that users who have already sent in their D600 before will get new cameras while those customers who haven't will only get cleanings and potentially a shutter replacement (one that won't throw oil all over the place). Another theory suggests that to get the new camera you must have been a part of the lawsuit to begin with and if you weren't you've missed your chance (I'm not sure who could possibly keep track of this). No matter what the truth is, it's worth giving it a try because it won't cost you a thing and at the very least you will get a much needed sensor cleaning.
To schedule a free repair, and potentially get a new camera, head over to this link: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/hs309y82/Technical-Service-Advisory-for-Users-of-the-Nikon-D600-Digital-SLR-Camera.html and fill out the form below and include it in the box.
Qualifying Statement, Short Form Release, and Confidentiality Agreement for Group 1
On this ____ day of ____, 2014, I, _________________, declare that I am experiencing dust spot
issues related to images taken with my D600 Nikon camera, serial number ___________. I
further declare that, to the best of my knowledge, my D600 camera is in satisfactory working
order, other than with regard to the dust spot issue. I hereby waive all claims related to my D600
camera in return for receiving a new Nikon D610 DSLR camera.
I also declare that I will not disclose and will keep the terms of this release agreement
I further declare under penalty of perjury that all of the foregoing statements are true and correct
in all respects. *
[Address of Individual]
*18 U.S. Code 1621 provides in pertinent part that “Whoever … in any declaration, certificate,
verification, or statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, United
States Code, willfully subscribes as true any material matter which he does not believe to be true is guilty
of perjury and shall, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, be fined under this title or imprisoned
not more than five years, or both.”