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 Post subject: Oh Dears...Dust!!!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:17 pm 
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I knew it would happen on DLSR's but jesus it was quick!

I have a bit of dust on the camera somewhere, a little black thing is sitting on it and I can see it through the viewfinder. I know its on the camera since Its the same bit of dust on both lenses!

I am putting on the sensor cleaning thing just now...no idea what it will do though, its been on for 15 min now and its still going, so i'll leave it till it decides its done.

I don't have a little air blower thing like in the tutorial Gordon used, and I don't want to blow on it since this will cause condensation and also any water vapour (or indeed liquid) that could be ejected from my mouth) - I said that rather plesently don't you think lol!

So, how can i get that pesky bit of dust of the sensor/mirror/what ever it is on!

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If you can see it in the viewfinder, then it's not on the sensor - it's most likely on the focusing screen which is facing down as you look into the open body. You will need to get a blower brush and remove the brush (or just get a blower) to scoosh these particles out the way.

Scoosh, that's a technical term for blowing!


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You need a Rocket Blower.

S(k)oosh is also a word for "Ginger", which in turn is also a word for a carbonated soft drink.

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I think I may have inherited skoosh from my Mum, who was born and bred in Scotland... is it a Scottish term do you think?


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Yep, scoosh, we use it sometimes aswell.

I think i got it away by exposing the prism thing, then getting an empty (and rinsed out) bleach bottle, and blew some air at it. Fine now :D

I was panicing for a second since its not mine (and I now have no intention of buying it since I am selling my 360 on Monday and my laptop at the end of the month.) didn't want to give it back with dust lol!

Thanks though, I found the thing with the blower on it when browsing the featured aticles bit of the page, and tried it out, making sure the camera was pointed down and blowing the air into the prism from below, making sure I had a full battery and that I didn't stick the tube into the actual mirror bit.

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