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My 7D has a bug...literally.

 
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Jan 01, 2013 14:05 as a reply to  @ post 15431347 |  #16

I guess sooner or later your going to read just about anything that can happen to a camera. Not to make light of your situation, but this is one for the archives. :lol:


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Jan 02, 2013 13:23 |  #17

jhayesvw wrote in post #15430552 (external link)
Yup
The bug should move toward a light source.
With a lens on your viewfinder is the light.
Pull the lens off and cover the viewfinder with a dark rag. That will make the
Lens hole the only light source.

Added to the above ... get one of those small sticky yellow pads that you place in plant pots to attract small fruit flies. Place it just outside the lens mount and wait for the bug to come out .. at least this way you'll know you got it ;)


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Jan 02, 2013 23:55 |  #18
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Talley wrote in post #15430677 (external link)
Put it face down with cap off and stick a couple crackers next to the camera. bug's gotta eat right?

I was going to suggest using something sweet. Drawing the bug out would probably be better than having a dead bug in the camera where it could cause problems.


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Jan 03, 2013 02:20 |  #19

This is too weird. I had the same thing happen with my 20d some years back. It lasted only a few weeks and then I never saw the bug again. Btw, it's still going strong as my wife's main body, so I don't think there's much to worry about.


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Jan 03, 2013 17:20 |  #20

ScubaDude wrote in post #15437854 (external link)
I was going to suggest using something sweet. Drawing the bug out would probably be better than having a dead bug in the camera where it could cause problems.

I agree, get that thing out of there before it's dead.


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Jan 03, 2013 17:51 |  #21

philwillmedia wrote in post #15430229 (external link)
It's called a......



Shutterbug.


Well, someone had to.

I almost choked to death on my water :lol:


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Jan 18, 2013 00:14 |  #22

Just an update.

The bug has gone and died on me (or maybe deep hibernation, who knows). Fortunately, he's gone and done it in the VEEEEERY corner of the viewfinder, totally out of the way, so that was nice of him.

I think I'll leave him there, he's doing no harm now. He can be my good luck charm.

I did manage to add a bit of dust while I was fooling around with the focus screen. Oh well.




  
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