“Dustgate” (my name) is the new drama associated with release of the Nikon D600 and it’s apparent tendency to accumulate more dust on the sensor than normal. A Photographer created a time-lapse showing D600 ‘dust’ accumulation, via DPReview.
Canadian photographer Kyle Clemens just bought a Nikon D600, but rather than get straight out and start shooting with it, he decided to investigate the widely-reported claims of a ‘dust problem’. Clements set his D600 up with a fixed 50mm F1.8 lens, pointed it at a white wall, and shot 1000 images. Then he created a timelapse video which shows the slow accumulation of debris on the camera’s sensor. Although the exposure of the individual frames isn’t uniform, Clements’ video clearly shows a steady buildup of debris over the course of shooting the 1000 frames.