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    Question Need advice

    i saw something in the viewfinder of my EOS50D.... i dont know how it gets in.... maybe its came from those tiny nylon hair of the camera bag.... it doesnt affect the pictures taken but i just feel not comfortable with it and wants it removed.... is it sending it to service center will be my only choice? Or, is there something else i could do personnally??? Thanks

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    Default Re: Need advice

    Hi -

    First check to see that your mirror doesn't have a hair or speck of something sitting on it. If there is hair / dirt on your mirror, you'll see it in the viewfinder.

    Next, check the upper focusing screen (the focusing screen just above the mirror) for the same thing.

    If there isn't anything on the outside, then that means it's either on the insider of the focusing screen, or up on the pentaprism somewhere. Actually I've never in my life changed a focusing screen or tried to disassemble that part of a camera, so it it's really "inside", then I don't know if you can fix it yourself. I've heard it's not hard, presuming the 50d has provisions for a removable focusing screen, but I can't offer guidance. I suppose if it were me, I'd want someone who knows what they are doing to fix it up for me.

    I've had specks/hairs/dust spots in the viewfinder in most of the SLRs I've ever owned. When it happened with my first camera, it bugged me a lot, but I just learned to live with it. Seems like it's a fact of life, unfortunately.

    Eric

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    Default Re: Need advice

    You may also try taking a look at this for a visual depiction of what it would take to remove your focusing screen:

    http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/files/install8.pdf

    Take Care,
    Eric

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    Default Re: Need advice

    ohhh thanks for the advice..... really appreciated this...... have a nice day dude....

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