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    how? i woke up at 6 am thinkin of going to take some photos then i noticed so dust so i took out my blower and blow the inside of the viewfinder (juz above the mirror, the prism i think, yes its really expensive) cuz i knew the dust was there frm last night the next thing i know i accidentally scratched it... damn sad (and yes dun do stunt when u are tired). now theres a "fur" when i look thru my viewfinder. what shd i do? need like a vote thing to see what yall will do.... pic quality of cuz not affected but its irritating, im thinking of gettin it changed? but i know, even thou i dunno how much itll cost, after i hear the price i will jump out of my seat. using d70s btw... what yall think? im lost.

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    most likely its a piece of 'fur' on the focusing screen, and not the prism, also, you need not change any parts... just send it in for servicing and they will remove the dust for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    most likely its a piece of 'fur' on the focusing screen, and not the prism, also, you need not change any parts... just send it in for servicing and they will remove the dust for you.
    its not dust, i scratched it, i can see the scratch mark. im not sure what its called. its insdie the camera above the mirror the area that projects the image onto ur viewfinder.. isnt that the prism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirun Sammy View Post
    its not dust, i scratched it, i can see the scratch mark. im not sure what its called. its insdie the camera above the mirror the area that projects the image onto ur viewfinder.. isnt that the prism?
    nope... its the focusing screen, the one with the focusing points and markings... the prism is normally inaccessible.
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    Take it as a blessing in disguise; now you have reason to go buy a split prism & buy manual focus lens

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    oh... really? wa lau eh heng ar hahahaha.... anyway its confirmed scratched u know bout how much to replace?

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    IIRC its about 100+ to replace a focusing screen... you gotta check with NSC.
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    i juz checked its only $47. do u think i can get it replaced at 3rd party outlets like camera hospital? cuz i know they're generally cheaper.

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    I am selling my D70s and have a Katz Eye for the D70s that I am selling if you are interested. It is of course way more expensive than $47, but I prefer it to the stock one.

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    I can sell you an original focusing screen. More than 50% off the price.

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    Default Re: how i scratched my viewfinder

    Quote Originally Posted by kennethw View Post
    I am selling my D70s and have a Katz Eye for the D70s that I am selling if you are interested. It is of course way more expensive than $47, but I prefer it to the stock one.

    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    I can sell you an original focusing screen. More than 50% off the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirun Sammy View Post
    i juz checked its only $47. do u think i can get it replaced at 3rd party outlets like camera hospital? cuz i know they're generally cheaper.
    where is camera hospital?
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro17 View Post
    where is camera hospital?
    think i saw the shop at bugis at sunshine plaza?... is it the shop there?...

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    ya sunshine plaza.

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