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    Default some particles when see thru view finder

    Not sure if this is the right place to post...

    I noticed a small tiny short particle (like hair) when i look thru the view finder but it doesn't appear in the pictures taken. I tried cleaning both sides of the lens and the air-blow the body internal (mirror up and mirror down) and clean the view finder but it is still there.

    Where is the tiny little short hair located and how can I remove it?

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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    It's just dust in the viewfinder/pentamirror assembly. Might be behind the focusing screen. Best to just live with it, cleaning it can cost a bit.

    you can use an LED flashlight to try to see it, bt if it's the pentamirror assembly then only your service centre can remove it.
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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    Quote Originally Posted by Golagislow View Post
    Not sure if this is the right place to post...

    I noticed a small tiny short particle (like hair) when i look thru the view finder but it doesn't appear in the pictures taken. I tried cleaning both sides of the lens and the air-blow the body internal (mirror up and mirror down) and clean the view finder but it is still there.

    Where is the tiny little short hair located and how can I remove it?
    If dirt is on lens, then you would spot it when looking through viewfinder AND also capture it in your images.
    Based on your description, it would likely be, as Rashkae mentioned, on focusing screen or pentaprism/mirror assembly. Hope it's the former.



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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    You can get it cleaned but it will be back sooner or later. It could even come from your camera bag. Learn to live with it, it does not affect the images. Some people incurred repair bills in the attempt to hunt down little dust spots and lints.
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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    Quote Originally Posted by Golagislow View Post
    Not sure if this is the right place to post...

    I noticed a small tiny short particle (like hair) when i look thru the view finder but it doesn't appear in the pictures taken. I tried cleaning both sides of the lens and the air-blow the body internal (mirror up and mirror down) and clean the view finder but it is still there.

    Where is the tiny little short hair located and how can I remove it?
    If the cleaning cost doesn't really matter to you or if those little particles irritate you a lot, just send it in for cleaning.

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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    i think TS just found the Higgs Boson Particle

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309
    i think TS just found the Higgs Boson Particle
    Someone asked a question, either u have an answer, or u can just keep the comment to yourself. I don't think that was necessary.

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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    Thanks for all the advice. Seems like not a issue, but just irritating... any idea of the cleaning cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golagislow
    Thanks for all the advice. Seems like not a issue, but just irritating... any idea of the cleaning cost?
    Call your respective service centre and ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk

    Someone asked a question, either u have an answer, or u can just keep the comment to yourself. I don't think that was necessary.
    And your comment was even more unnecessary. Just you on a personal crusade. Have fun! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post
    Someone asked a question, either u have an answer, or u can just keep the comment to yourself. I don't think that was necessary.
    ok... honestly what's wrong with you trying to play forum police?

    in Kopitiam you're serious as well.

    anyways, TS has already gotten the answer. i'm cracking a joke here and you can't take it?

    sheesh.

    singaporeans and their sense of humor

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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    Quote Originally Posted by Golagislow View Post
    Thanks for all the advice. Seems like not a issue, but just irritating... any idea of the cleaning cost?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Call your respective service centre and ask.
    different brands/companies have different service costs. ring CSC up first thing tomorrow. you'll get your answer.

    if you want a better estimate, bring down the camera yourself

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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    Quote Originally Posted by Golagislow View Post
    Thanks for all the advice. Seems like not a issue, but just irritating... any idea of the cleaning cost?
    Cleaning cost will depend on location of dust,this will determine the amount of dismantling.
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    I feel sorry for you with that kind of sense of humour.

    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    ok... honestly what's wrong with you trying to play forum police?

    in Kopitiam you're serious as well.

    anyways, TS has already gotten the answer. i'm cracking a joke here and you can't take it?

    sheesh.

    singaporeans and their sense of humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post
    I feel sorry for you with that kind of sense of humour.
    and we feel sorry for you for not having one.
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    Roger that! Thanks guys!

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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    Guys, guys.... Chill. I think to be fair there is no need to just post frivolous replies. Nothing wrong with being light-hearted once in a while but it may avoid unnecessary friction if we just mix in a joke with a serious reply. This way, non-Kopitiam threads will not descend into off-topic discussions?

    TS - you can try using a blower.. In any case it doesn't affect your pictures, so if you can't get it out, and it's only one thing... Live with it until it gets unbearable. Cheers!

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    Default Re: some particles when see thru view finder

    Quote Originally Posted by Golagislow View Post
    Thanks for all the advice. Seems like not a issue, but just irritating... any idea of the cleaning cost?
    at 1st is irritating, but after sometime you will get used to it. (happened to me before)
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange View Post
    at 1st is irritating, but after sometime you will get used to it. (happened to me before)
    Happened to me too...Still living with a couple of hair and spots in it. But at times it will change position But still, after every trip, I will use my blower to try my luck if I can get it off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    Happened to me too...Still living with a couple of hair and spots in it. But at times it will change position But still, after every trip, I will use my blower to try my luck if I can get it off...
    last time will try my luck too. but now totally give up. it's invisible to me now...
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