My name is Rich and I'm new here.
The last time I used an SLR was about 20 years ago. It was a Canon AE-1 and the kit lens back then was the 50mm 1.8. I've always had point & shoot and cell phone cameras around to capture life's moments, but all those snapshots look the same to me. I'm looking to change and improve. Plus, my main hobby for the past 15 years has been flying and it would be nice to have a cheaper activity (although in looking at the prices of L lenses, I may be mistaken!). I have learned a lot reading these forums the past few weeks.
So, I am back where I started: I ordered a refurbished 60D with 50mm/1.8 earlier this week with the 20% off coupon. Today I was getting to know the camera when something caught my eye in the viewfinder. I had it about a foot away from my eye, light was shining through and it looked like a smudge or fingerprint. No problem, I thought, I'll just clean it with a Q tip but it would not come off. I slid the eyecup off to make sure I could get at it, but I couldn't. Whatever this stuff is, it's inside the viewfinder! I have attached two pics of it. It almost looks like some kind of residue.
I think I know what I'm going to do, but I'll put this question to the forum: should I return it and ask for a replacement?