So I had a hair on the focusing screen of my camera, it was annoying the heck out of me, trying using my blower on it, then tried something else and so on, read instructions on removing re-installing etc..
Anyhow, I have really messed it up. scratched it, don't get the red dot anymore. pretty sure it is seated in there properly...
So what now ?
shutter count is just over 40,000
doesn't seem worth sending into canon, new t3i bodies are about $450, I'm thinking it will probably end up cost more than 1/2 that to send it in,
should i order up an ebay focusing screen for it ? i have made my mistakes now, 90% sure I will do the next one right..
But most importantly:
will the camera operate and focus correctly with a damaged screen ?
i have taken several shots, they all seem to be in focus, Seems to work fine in live view.
What does the focusing screen do, is it just for the user to see what is in focus or does the camera actually use it?
I rarely use manual focus, my eyes are shot..
there is still a confirmation beep, when camera locks focus..
i want to upgrade to the 70D, but timing is not great,