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Discussion in 'Photography Chat Forum' started by swiftflo, Dec 5, 2017 at 12:37 PM.

  1. swiftflo

    swiftflo Old Hand Premium Member

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    I was going to swop my Nikon equipment for Canon but have hit a problem. Sent my D800 and 2 lenses to mbp with a view to PX but they have told me that the sensor on my camera has a mark on it and both lenses have fungus in them.
    Where is the nearest reputable place to Nottingham to get these all sorted ?.
     
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    Fixation are excellent and have postage printable straight off their site iirc.

    On a techie not I think you are making a mistake. The D800 is still one of the best cameras on the planet imo. It has vastly superior shadow performance to even the newer generation of Canon sensors like the 5D mk IV and the dynamic range is excellent on top of the incredible detail available from the high mp sensor. What is it that the Nikon doesn't do that you think a change to Canon will achieve? I've been both sides of the fence twice so don't go thinking I'm anti Canon. Just curious.
     
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    Lehmann are great, but very expensive. I don't know how much fungus removal is, but they charged me £500 to repair a Mk1 2.8 70-200 IS Canon lens - I hated it after that, every time I used it I thought of the bill, so traded it for a Mk11
     
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    Repairing the D800 is probably worth it. Did you do your own sensor cleaning? You didn't mention the Canon camera you plan to get, the 5D Mark IV won't disappoint. One of the main reasons photographers choose Canon over other brands is the selection of quality lenses - there's no confusion of what works with what camera all EF lenses work the same. About lenses, fungus is nasty and can do significant harm to the value of a lens. It is easily avoided, keep your camera gear in an area with less than 60% humidity. Fungus requires about 70% humidity to grow and it gets everywhere.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your input.

    @Minor Problem - lost my mojo after 12 months recovering and still recovering from a spinal operation so thought a change may get me going again.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your spinal operation (can't of been nice). But I feel that you are being a bit extreme changing camera brands, why not just go for a new body (camera that is).
     
  8. Minor Problem

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    It really depends what sort of mark is on the sensor. If its damage to the low pass sensor it means a new sensor which is a £900 item on a D800 (don't ask me how I know, its a long story) plus fitting. Unfortunately the low pass filter is bonded onto the 800 sensor rather than being clipped on as it was on earlier models. If it just needs a clean it's a very different story.
     
  9. swiftflo

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    I was going to change to a Canon 5D3 but have now changed my mind (again) about the swap.

    Regarding the mark on the sensor, MPB said there was a mark on the sensor and they would have to reduce the price offered on my camera by £40 for this, so I took it that that would be for cleaning the sensor, so it's probably just a matter of a clean.

    I might just do this, just worried about the fungus in the 2 lenses. At the moment I have them in the bags with silica gel packets with them, an article on youtube say's this will get rid of the fungus.
     
  10. steve b

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    My house can be quite humid, I've just installed a dehumidifier in the studio, most of my lenses are kept in a cupboard there, fingers crossed it's not too late.

    Good luck and I hope it works, the cynic in me thinks this might not be the case. If the reduced offer is just by £40, that has to be only a sensor clean. Keep your Nikon kit I would say, it's top quality.
     
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  11. swiftflo

    swiftflo Old Hand Premium Member

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    More help please.

    Whilst my D800 was at MPB for appraisal they have deleted a lot of my settings, whilst I have got most of them back one I cannot get no matter where I try and that is the histogram.
    How do I enable this so that I can see it in Live View after taking the shot. Tried in "Playback options" but that does not work.
     

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