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    Default Black dot? Fungus?

    I just noticed a black dot yesterday when i look into my view finder.

    However, the photos taken has no sign of this black dot at all

    So it couldn't be the lens right? To double check, i changed from 1 lens to another (55-200mm) and the black dot is still there. Pics taken appeared not to have the black dot on it as well..

    What could it be?

    Fungus?

    Dust?

    or superman? [ok, kidding! :P]

    Anyway, seriously, just 5 mins ago, i see another dot appearing

    After everything, i looked into my camera bosy while changing the lenses and i saw the black dot in the camera body..

    What should i do??????? Help!

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    Default Re: Black dot? Fungus?

    Dust on your sensor or body? Use a blower, not your breath.
    Dun blame the camera...blame the one behind the viewfinder :bsmilie:
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    Cannot be the sensor, otherwise you'll see it on pictures. Sounds like on mirror or on viewfinder. Get a blower and try to remove it. DON'T touch anything inside with your blower. and DON'T blow with your mouth. Just blower and check. If persistent just go to your Service Center.

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    Could be dust in your viewfinder. I have a black speck of dust in the viewfinder of my old SLR too but I just leave it since it doesn't affect the picture.
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    Oh dearrrrrr... i already blew it!

    But it's still there.

    Anyway, blower here means hair dryer??

    Thanks for being so patient with me.. i think the dust is on the mirror.. not on the viewfinder..

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    Default Re: Black dot? Fungus?

    Not hair dryer. They meant by this
    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...er-Review.aspx

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    I don't have that

    Any other solution?

    Many thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berriess View Post
    I don't have that
    Get it, it's standard equipment for camera owners. Costs below 20 bucks in all decent camera shops. Don't tinker around with anything else. If it doesn't help just see your service center.

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    Oh, grin. Didn't know got such thing actually, what's more, one of the basics!

    Thanks.. will get it definitely!

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    Default Re: Black dot? Fungus?

    dust on the mirror or inside the viewfinder will not appear in images or affect image quality.

    just get a blower to blow the dust away,

    anyway, it won't be 100% dust free, just learn to live with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    dust on the mirror or inside the viewfinder will not appear in images or affect image quality.

    just get a blower to blow the dust away,

    anyway, it won't be 100% dust free, just learn to live with it.
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    Default Re: Black dot? Fungus?

    I'm guessing if you see black dots in your viewfinder, it has gotta be lens, or viewfinder, or mirror. Can't be the sensor.

    If the dot is not very obstructive, then live with it. Otherwise you can get it cleaned.
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    open your lens and see the viewfinder at light pointing on your mount without lens if the black dot is there must be dust on one of your mirror .. if blowing off and its still there than better send to service center and let the professionals remove it.. price wise around 30 less..
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    Visible particle on your viewfinder internals/focusing screen lar.

    Learn to live with it. It's a hassle to have it clean. Try not to clean it with wet solution, as it will just worsen the situation unless you really know what you are doing.

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    i try using convectional vacuum cleaner to suck dust out and it work.... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoming80 View Post
    i try using convectional vacuum cleaner to suck dust out and it work.... lol
    Are you sure?

    I imagine the condition worsening with the introduction of the vacuum nozzle to the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoming80 View Post
    i try using convectional vacuum cleaner to suck dust out and it work.... lol
    gung ho user here!

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