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spots possibly spider eggs in 1000D

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Nov 21, 2010 16:24 |  #1

hey guys i have 2 spots in the viewfinder in the 1000D and i suspect it is spider eggs

in the viewfinder glass somewhere as i looked at the shutter glass and nothing so i think it is a bigger job than i think so am sending it to canon aus to get cleaned and serviced just waiting on a quote is all​y1200 (external link)
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Nov 21, 2010 17:08 |  #2


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Nov 21, 2010 17:11 |  #3

Let them hatch.
They are probably just shutterbugs.

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Nov 21, 2010 17:31 |  #4

philwillmedia wrote in post #11322998 (external link)
Let them hatch.
They are probably just shutterbugs.

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Nov 21, 2010 18:11 |  #5

It's probably dust on the focusing screen, you will need to remove and blow it with a blower on both sides, when it's outside of the mirror box.

Don't wash or wipe it, as it scratches easily.

Here is the process for removing the screen, if your careful you can do it yourself and save some money and time.

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Have you tried cleaning the viewfinder with a soft cloth.

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Nov 21, 2010 19:34 |  #6

philwillmedia wrote in post #11322998 (external link)
Let them hatch.
They are probably just shutterbugs.

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Nov 21, 2010 19:58 |  #7

1. It's probably dust (altho the shutterbug response was priceless).

2. It does no harm whatsoever. The mirror flips up and covers the focusing screen when the image is taken. So just let it be until you have the camera properly cleaned some time.

3. If it's really buggin' you (heh heh), get a bulb blower and give it a few puffs... That might dislodge the dust (or eggs) and blow them out of there. It's safer not to wipe, rub, disassemble or otherwise touch anything in there, unless you have a pretty good idea what you are doing. Camera repair techs get to practice on other peoples' cameras and have pretty much unlimited parts access at wholesale prices.

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Nov 21, 2010 20:13 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #8

Leave them there long enough and you'll be able to browse the "web" in the viewfinder :)

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