Canon_Lover wrote in post #12271248
Anyone else have dust in their viewfinder?
My 60D started out with none and it seems every time I take it bouncing around in my backpack, it knocks dust into the viewfinder!
The inside of my camera is pristine! Not a spec of dust to be seen anywhere when I open it up. Not even a microbe on my sensor, mirror, or anything.
What gives Canon? It's 2011 and you can't make sure it stays clean during assembly? For shame!
This is the only thing that severely disappoints me about the 60D I got. Seems viewfinders have taken a few steps back since the film days. Never had this happen once with my Pentax K1000 and Canon Elan 2e. Those suckers got mega dirty inside from lens changing outdoors all the time, but never got big "pubic hairs" in my field of view...
Where should I start looking for these guys? I really don't wish to blast air into there and dirty up my sensor.
Sorry for being negative about the 60D for once, but this is making me cry.
Clean during assembly? What are you talking about? That dust doesn't come in from assembly, it comes in from the outside. That part of the camera isn't hermetically sealed or anything, every time you move a variable-length zoom lens it "breaths" and sucks in air and blows air out, some of which is rammed through the camera body and blows dust around, with the viewfinder being one of the most common exits as it is easily removable and not air tight.
Canon warns in several places in the manual to not touch or brush the viewfinder - I think the screen and coatings are very fragile. As others have mentioned it is not hard to remove that part of the camera and lightly clean it off - if you have the screen off and use a blower I don't see how it would blow more dust around inside of the camera.