not that hard to scratch it if you are not careful. Te surface is not smooth. If you look at that twp pictures as inserted by catchlight, that last one which is from a F4 Nikon. the top part is smooth but to get the image to project on the screening surface on the other side of the screen, the surface is matt which means it is easier to scratch then say maybe the CCD which has a glass covering or even leave micro lints on it if you are not careful cleaning it with a cotton bud for example. It is also made of plastic and not glass. I miss my F3,F4 and F5 which is so easy to just remove the pentaprism and replace the focus screen ( or change to a difference type temporary) myself but with the D70s..etc, you have to send it in to be done which I think adds to the cost and time it takes to do it.cyber_m0nkey said:Sounds like the mirror. It's pretty hard to scratch the focussing screen....
even it is scratched, will not affect images quality.DR THE said:I remove the lens totally
jsut with the body , I saw from the viewfinder, look like stains or small scratch from left to right...... from the mirror or focusing screen.
hope is not scratch man, if not.... :< very big big problems
Just found out that the Camera Reflex Mirror is okDR THE said:I just found out that it cannot be replace ::bheart: ,Focusing Screen & Reflex Mirror
need to change the whole body hahahaha
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