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Aug 19, 2012 21:38 |  #1

I recently purchased a 7D, probably about 3 weeks ago. I just noticed a white splotch in the viewfinder. It doesn't appear in photos and it cannot be seen when your eye is against the viewfinder. Here are some photos. You can see it in the lower right corner.

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Should I issue a waranty claim or just live with it and get it cleaned out in the future? I'm being a little picky here but just curious about people's opinions.



  
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Aug 19, 2012 21:51 |  #2

I usually get a Q-tip or clean cotton cloth and clean mine. Never cause any problems.


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Aug 19, 2012 21:53 as a reply to  @ lauderdalems's post |  #3

It's not on the outside. I already tried wiping it off with a cloth.




  
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Aug 19, 2012 21:54 |  #4

Any manner of material can get on there; as mentioned above, just get a clean cloth or Q-Tip and clean it off.


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Aug 19, 2012 21:58 |  #5

How do i get behind the viewfinder to clean it?




  
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Aug 19, 2012 22:10 |  #6

Did you try and clean it dry or use an alcohol base cleaner. Looks like what I get sometimes and it will not come off with a dry cloth, so I use a wet lens cloth.


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Aug 19, 2012 22:23 |  #7

That looks like an oil based spot. As others have said a liquid cleaning is necessary. The best that can be expected dry is to smear it around. Lens cleaner would be best but if you have something for cleaning eye glasses that would work. Just don't have it dripping wet.

By the way you picture shows no eyecup. Is it missing or is that just for the picture?




  
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Aug 20, 2012 07:53 |  #8

I just removed the eyecap for the photo.

I will try lens cleaner when I get home from work tonight it really seems like the mark is on the inside. It doesn't move or smear when I wipe it with a cloth.

Hopefully, my next post will be me thanking everybody and calling myself a dummy.




  
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Aug 20, 2012 13:39 as a reply to  @ jpburke's post |  #9

Did you buy it new from a reputable dealer? If you did and if the spot IS on the inside, I'd be asking for an exchange for another new camera.


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Aug 20, 2012 16:23 |  #10

Probably a crazy question, but I see the spot is long and narrow. Were you by chance checking the viewfinder in an area with overhead fluorescent lights?




  
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Aug 20, 2012 19:12 |  #11

I bought it refurbished from B&H . The spot is definitely on the inside. I was unable to clean it off with lens cleaner.




  
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