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View finder dirt - how to clean?

 
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May 09, 2009 22:47 |  #1

So my new camera somehow got dust / dirt when I look through the view finder. I cleaned my lenses, filter, on both sides. Even swapped lenses to make sure that it wasn't it. Took many pictures of blue skies and light objects but the dirt / spot does not appear in the picture and does not affect picture quality. I cleaned the outside of the VF and dirt is still there. Took a rocket blower to make sure it's nothing on the sensor or inside the body. I also ran the sensor cleaner multiple times, but can't seem to get rid of it. It's not a big deal, but it's like a stigmatism and my eye keeps getting distracted. What do I need to do to clean it? Thanks.


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May 09, 2009 23:21 |  #2

the dirt/dust is most likely on the focusing screen. you can clean the focusing screen yourself if you know how to take it out but be careful as it can easily get scratched. i sent mine to canon. but then i had the same problem after a few weeks so i just gave up and ignored it as long as its not affecting IQ


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May 09, 2009 23:32 |  #3

i have the same problem and i'm looking for the same solution.
i just really forgot about it after shooting for a while


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May 10, 2009 00:40 |  #4

take out the focusing screen and clean it with a blower. A blower wont do much to clean it with it still in the body. There are various tutorials on how to remove it, hell there are even videos on youtube about it.




  
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