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Aug 05, 2016 11:41 |  #1

Anyone else had this - taking shots when suddenly insect wandered across viewfinder.
Totally sharp so assume on focussing screen.

Ideas to get rid? or take to repair centre?


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Aug 05, 2016 13:11 |  #2

I thought the 5d mklll is pretty bug free.

Getting that out of the way, I would think it would be tough for an insect to get into the pentaprism side of the screen, so remove the lens and shine a light and see what you see. Maybe blow it out with a rocket blower while holding the camera with the lens mount facing down.


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Aug 06, 2016 07:04 |  #3

What type of insect?
Fly, perhaps a fly-swatter.
Mosquito, maybe a shot of OFF insect repellent.
Spider, new 5D3. (Camera probably would not survive the flight it would take). :-D:-D


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Aug 06, 2016 08:44 |  #4

frozenframe wrote in post #18087916 (external link)
What type of insect?
Fly, perhaps a fly-swatter.
Mosquito, maybe a shot of OFF insect repellent.
Spider, new 5D3. (Camera probably would not survive the flight it would take). :-D:-D

Its probably a shutterbug.




  
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Aug 06, 2016 11:14 |  #5

bobthetog wrote in post #18087965 (external link)
Its probably a shutterbug.

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Aug 08, 2016 17:16 |  #6

bobthetog wrote in post #18087965 (external link)
Its probably a shutterbug.


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Aug 17, 2016 10:45 as a reply to  @ ThreeHounds's post |  #7

will try that, thanks


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Aug 18, 2016 17:34 |  #8

I'm surprised no one's asked to see the pic yet lol! I'm assuming if you take a shot he's not on the picture as he's behind the focus screen. What worries me is How he got in. I thought the 5D3 was weatherproofed to a high degree, so if a fly got in, presumably water could.


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Aug 21, 2016 08:53 as a reply to  @ Colin Glover's post |  #9

I know, thats what worries me - I will have a look and see if it is still there


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Aug 21, 2016 09:12 |  #10

Colin Glover wrote in post #18099396 (external link)
I'm surprised no one's asked to see the pic yet lol! I'm assuming if you take a shot he's not on the picture as he's behind the focus screen. What worries me is How he got in. I thought the 5D3 was weatherproofed to a high degree, so if a fly got in, presumably water could.

Could have gotten in during a lens change, possibly?




  
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Aug 21, 2016 09:25 |  #11

Never had it but saw a guy on here once that had an ant inside his lens.


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Aug 22, 2016 07:44 |  #12

hania wrote in post #18101606 (external link)
I know, thats what worries me - I will have a look and see if it is still there

Is it still there?
You might try taking the lens off. Put some dark tape over the eyepiece & point the camera toward a window. Maybe it will find it's own way out.


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Aug 23, 2016 06:58 |  #13

I feel your pain.

I seem to have a mite inside my 6D and mine is running across the rear LCD. I've got it locked inside an air tight bag with a Silical gel bag inside to hopefully get rid of it.


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Aug 23, 2016 10:29 |  #14

Wow, I've never heard of a bug getting inside the camera body before, but I can certainly see how that could happen!

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Aug 23, 2016 15:59 |  #15

After two and a half weeks, it's unlikely that the insect is still alive and in the camera. No food or water in there, you know. Are you sure it was on the inside? Did you ever see it again?


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