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Hi,

i recently found a deal on a used Nikon D3, it was crazily cheap, but it turns out the sensor has some faults. When shooting in FX mode, 1/6 part of right side of the sensor gets darker. In DX mode, you don't see the darker area at all.

So i wonder if any of you guys here know what it would cost to get the sensor replaced and if it's even possible at all. Maybe it's one of those things you think you are getting it much cheaper but in the end you pay a lot more then a new camera.

I found a spare sensor on eBay, but it was like 1600$ which is a lot.

So what do you think, would it be worth it? It costs equivalent to 1000$ which is cheap, a working D3 cost equivalent to 3500$.

 

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Could you call Nikon and ask them how much it would be to replace it?

Didn't think about that. I'll give them a call tomorrow.


I shouldn't think about these things this late. haha

EDIT: How does the crop mode work on Nikons cameras? Is it all electronically controlled or is it actually something mechanical that covers up the sensor. I guess electronically, but i would like to know.
 

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Ok guys, just want to let you know, got a quote on a sensor change, it would cost 12000SEK or 1800$. So then it would cost almost as much as buying a working used D3.
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wow that stinks. i would start looking at replacing your camera
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D3 sensor change is SUPER easy. It's so easy, I just take it out to clean the sensor instead of locking up the mirror. Just a problem of finding it. If you buy the part direct from Nikon take about 10% off that ebay price (I think I know what you're talking about).
 

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wow that stinks. i would start looking at replacing your camera
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Luckily it wasn't my camera, it was a used one that had a broken one and i was thinking of buying the camera and get the sensor replaced. So i'll keep on with my D300, although it had been nice to have that high ISO capability in the winter time.
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D3 sensor change is SUPER easy. It's so easy, I just take it out to clean the sensor instead of locking up the mirror. Just a problem of finding it. If you buy the part direct from Nikon take about 10% off that ebay price (I think I know what you're talking about).
It is? :O I remember getting to the sensor in my D70 wasn't hard at all, but the D3 seems so much tougher to get into then the D70.
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I'm gonna scout around to see if i can find a sensor cheaper then the price Nikon Sweden gave me.
 
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