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Spot on every shot

I have had the Nikon D80 w/ 18-135 lens for a few weeks and just lately notice a gray spot that occurs on every shot in exactly the same place, I checked that the lens is clean front and back, AF sensor is clean. Is this a defect or did I do something? I'm thinking about returning it to Circuit City right away but can I claim it was defective?.

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  • Sunlove Dec 01, 2007

    Following your advice, I determined that the sensor appeared to be defective. The store person did accept it for exchange although it was in excess of their 14 day return policy. The new one I brought home is now doing exactly the same thing as the one I returned! I've used it very little and very carefully---no pointing it directly into the sun, etc. There is the same constant gray spot (in a different location on the screen). It appeared after shooting about 10 shots. (Using a new SD card, too)

    Furthermore, this camera also has a dead pixel in the LCD screen. Is this a known issue with Nikon or what? I can't imagine what is going on here. Can anyone comment???

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Your sensor may have gotten dust on it to confirm this, set camera to a small aperture eg. f22 and take a picture of a white page then set camera to a large aperture eg f3.3 ant take the same picture. If it is dust you will see the spot on the shot taken at f22 and not the one taken at f3.3. This can be solved by having the sensor cleaned. If the gray spot is on both images you most likely have a damaged sensor

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