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Cleaning the focus screen EOS 5D MKII

 
Rob-P
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Jan 24, 2015 11:02 |  #1

Not logged on here for a while, so just noticed the site change. Nice...

The other day I had a bit of fluff on the focus screen which a blower removed. Now when I look at the focus screen it has a (tiny) monster spot of something. I tried blowing it off, no joy.

I may have two options, both scare me.

1.Remove the focus screen tweezers latex gloves etc then clean with a lint free cloth/alcohol
2. Use a kit - I have one with sterile paddles and alcohol

Which of the two methods (or any others) can anyone recommend.

I can't actually see the spot of dust on the screen but it irritates intensely when composing a shot. I know it's there and I want to kill it.


The reason I ask for ideas, is that I tried replacing spotty/dirty a focus screen in my old EOS350d, and although it seemed to go back in ok. the red focus lights never seemed to appear again on it.

Any suggestions appreciated.
Rob.




  
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Sep 04, 2015 10:54 |  #2

cleaning the focus screen is no that critical when you take your time and work in a clean environment. The dust may also be in the viewfinder but I can't speak on it. Do you have any pics ?

I'd clean it gently with a kit specific for that

on an other note, cleaning a sensor (usually with a swab) is quite more complex




  
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Sep 15, 2015 08:45 |  #3

I personally would leave this to a professional (aka, someone insured).




  
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Sep 15, 2015 09:22 |  #4
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There's nothing to it. Just be careful that you won't scratch it, or add more dust bunnies onto it.

They sell especial kits and especial swabs. I've used Eclipse, since I don't have any of those kits.


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Sep 15, 2015 12:46 |  #5

i'd say it's one of those things that if you're a hands-on, technically inclined DIYer, it's totally something you should do yourself.

if you're not, then it's not.




  
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