Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Condensation in viewfinder

  1. #1
    Member BirdRobin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Toa Payoh
    Posts
    360

    Question Condensation in viewfinder

    Guys, I made a stupid mistake. I saw dust on the outside glass of the viewfinder, and I mouth-blew the viewfinder outer glass. (I thought the viewfinder was well sealed.) Then what happened next made me regret.

    The inner glass (most probably the diopter glass) fogged up, even when the fog has receded from the outer glass, I can still see water vapour condensation in the inner glass. After the condensation has cleared, dots appeared in the inner glass -_-. Now they won't go off. But if I look through the viewfinder I can't see them, only when I look form the outside using a torch will I be able to see the dots.

    I always store my equipment in the drybox. So do I need to worry about the dots (most probably dried-up water marks) and send my camera for a clean-up or just leave the camera in the dry box for a few days? Paranoid or ??? Thanks.
    T11-16F2.8G|N24F1.4G|N50F1.8G|S50F1.4G|N70-200F2.8GVRI

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Potong Pasir
    Posts
    540

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    hmmmm..... the thing is inside the viewfinder? how did water get in there??

    NSC maybe?
    D70s-er Since 2005

  3. #3
    Member BirdRobin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Toa Payoh
    Posts
    360

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    i blew into it... and the water vapour went in ...
    T11-16F2.8G|N24F1.4G|N50F1.8G|S50F1.4G|N70-200F2.8GVRI

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Potong Pasir
    Posts
    540

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    ahhh....... maybe can use a blower next time

    is it a nikon? try NSC or TCW?
    D70s-er Since 2005

  5. #5
    Member BirdRobin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Toa Payoh
    Posts
    360

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    yep a D50. But is it worth the cleaning? If it is just marks then it is ok, coz i am certain that the dry box can suck all the remaining water vapour up. But then again cleaning is always better...
    T11-16F2.8G|N24F1.4G|N50F1.8G|S50F1.4G|N70-200F2.8GVRI

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tanjong Katong
    Posts
    3,710

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdRobin
    yep a D50. But is it worth the cleaning? If it is just marks then it is ok, coz i am certain that the dry box can suck all the remaining water vapour up. But then again cleaning is always better...
    It will not affect the picture. If you can ignore it, ignore it until you really need to send your camera to service.

    Regards,
    Arto.
    Last edited by Artosoft; 27th May 2006 at 08:49 PM.

  7. #7
    Member BirdRobin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Toa Payoh
    Posts
    360

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    ok thanks
    T11-16F2.8G|N24F1.4G|N50F1.8G|S50F1.4G|N70-200F2.8GVRI

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Potong Pasir
    Posts
    540

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    but u got to try taking photo and see.

    that time i got a small black streak on my viewfinder too, and it appeared on my pictures!
    D70s-er Since 2005

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    sewage drain/manhole
    Posts
    5,011

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    Your blow are very hot.

    Still under warrantly go NSC lah.

  10. #10
    Member smtan24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    1,496

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    Quote Originally Posted by zcwnfx
    but u got to try taking photo and see.

    that time i got a small black streak on my viewfinder too, and it appeared on my pictures!
    Your lens is dirty. If the mirror or the view finder it would not appear on the picture.

  11. #11

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    . put ur cam in the dry cabinet. should help quite alot. abo bring to nsc to fix it

  12. #12
    Member BirdRobin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Toa Payoh
    Posts
    360

    Default Re: Condensation in viewfinder

    if under warranty cleaning is free at NSC?
    T11-16F2.8G|N24F1.4G|N50F1.8G|S50F1.4G|N70-200F2.8GVRI

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •