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    Default How to remove dust in viewfinder?

    Hi all, I need some help here.

    I see a big spec of black dust through my viewfinder, but when i take images, the dust does not appear, thus i assume its a viewfinder dust.. how do i remove it?
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    Get it cleaned at the service center..

    But seriously for me, if it doesnt affect my pics, i will live with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    Get it cleaned at the service center..

    But seriously for me, if it doesnt affect my pics, i will live with it.
    ohh oki thks i wait few more months den 1 shot go service and clean all the dust
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    i tot the camera can clean itself? the sensor cleaning in settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanchew View Post
    i tot the camera can clean itself? the sensor cleaning in settings.
    Sensor is different from viewfinder. You can drain the battery till it's empty with activating sensor cleaning - it will not affect viewfinder dust at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Sensor is different from viewfinder. You can drain the battery till it's empty with activating sensor cleaning - it will not affect viewfinder dust at all.
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    Dun worry. I assure you after cleaning, the dust will come back after a while. Unless you keep in the dry cabi for good

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuanzuya View Post
    ohh oki thks i wait few more months den 1 shot go service and clean all the dust
    Dust is all ard us, its inevitable..
    i rather have my sensor cleaned if it shown in the my picture..
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuanzuya View Post
    Hi all, I need some help here.

    I see a big spec of black dust through my viewfinder, but when i take images, the dust does not appear, thus i assume its a viewfinder dust.. how do i remove it?
    Which camera? so I can find the right instructions for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Which camera? so I can find the right instructions for you.
    From his blog looks like a K-7?

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    Well if it dose not affect the picture then its fine. Dust on viewfinder its very common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    From his blog looks like a K-7?
    OK TS, here are the instructions on removing the focusing screen. Check if the dust is on the screen. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN with bare fingers. DO NOT WIPE the screen. DO NOT scratch the screen. DO NOT USE ANY LIQUID or LENSPEN on the screen.

    Just blow the screen with a blower. If the dust is not on the screen, proceed to remove the screen and blow inside, behind the screen after removal.

    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    OK TS, here are the instructions on removing the focusing screen. Check if the dust is on the screen. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN with bare fingers. DO NOT WIPE the screen. DO NOT scratch the screen. DO NOT USE ANY LIQUID or LENSPEN on the screen.

    Just blow the screen with a blower. If the dust is not on the screen, proceed to remove the screen and blow inside, behind the screen after removal.

    Enjoy.

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    view finder not focusing screen

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    Why didn't you search? We just had this same question 2 or 3 days ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    view finder not focusing screen
    Usually see dust in the viewfinder, dust is usually in focusing screen or in the mirror area behind the focusing screen. Or on the prism area (if pentaprism) Blow from inside will work. If not, how to get to the dust behind the VF?

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    Hi there, my suggestion is either you live with it or send to a service
    centre. Try not to diy. My heroic friend tried to clean his E-3 viewfinder by removing the focusing screen and clean the mirror behind it. Not only did he succeeded in cleaning his viewfinder but he is also rewarded witb 2 long scratches on the mirror when he placed the focusing screen back. Now he is regretting it and should have just sent it to a service centre. I wonder how much does it cost to change the focusing screen and the mirror behind it. Must have cost a bomb!
    Last edited by mabmy; 11th February 2010 at 07:59 AM.
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    wow thks for the great inputs im reading on the instruction now.. wa ytd i use lens pen on the mirror l0ls lucky i did it real lightly, no scratches or anything.. but from the sound of it, the mirror in the body sounded quite sensitive
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    i dun have the equipment to open up the vf thoughhh
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    Quote Originally Posted by mabmy View Post
    Hi there, my suggestion is either you live with it or send to a service
    centre. Try not to diy. My heroic friend tried to clean his E-3 viewfinder by removing the focusing screen and clean the mirror behind it. Not only did he succeeded in cleaning his viewfinder but he is also rewarded witb 2 long scratches on the mirror when he placed the focusing screen back. Now he is regretting it and should have just sent it to a service centre. I wonder how much does it cost to change the focusing screen and the mirror behind it. Must have cost a bomb!
    Focusing screen is cheap, cost around 50-60 for most models, even if replaced in CSC or NSC or whatever-SC. Mirror is also not hard to replace, if you know how to do it.

    Focusing screen is supposed to be a user replaceable part. It is quite basic knowledge for photographers. What if you need to do something in the field? Send to service center in the middle of nowhere? How? I am one of those people who are totally for DIY. Should know your camera well, and be able to do the simple tasks. Know what tasks are beyond you and is better saved for a trip down the service center. Also know the proper techniques to do certain things, not "anyhow do".

    And certain things is no need to do one. Like cleaning mirror or viewfinder. I usually take out focusing screen when I am switching them to split prism ones.
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    Default Re: How to remove dust in viewfinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Focusing screen is cheap, cost around 50-60 for most models, even if replaced in CSC or NSC or whatever-SC. Mirror is also not hard to replace, if you know how to do it.

    Focusing screen is supposed to be a user replaceable part. It is quite basic knowledge for photographers. What if you need to do something in the field? Send to service center in the middle of nowhere? How? I am one of those people who are totally for DIY. Should know your camera well, and be able to do the simple tasks. Know what tasks are beyond you and is better saved for a trip down the service center. Also know the proper techniques to do certain things, not "anyhow do".

    And certain things is no need to do one. Like cleaning mirror or viewfinder. I usually take out focusing screen when I am switching them to split prism ones.
    Ha ha.. Good for you that you know how to diy. My friend is very unfortunate though. Read about how the focusing screen can be replaced and the how to do it. He end up with a scratch on the mirror behind the focusing screen instead. Well atleast his viewfinder is clean now and the horrible scratches doesnt affect his images.
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