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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:13 pm 
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I dont think this has been brough up yeat, but i was wonderng how i can clean my viewfinder. There is alot of crap in it (aka dust and sand maybe or dirt). Can i remove the protective eyepeace, its not on the sensor becasue it not something that appears on my iamges its just something thta i can see..

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Treat it like a lens - use a blower, if that doesn't work, a lens cloth with a little optical cleaner on it.

You can remove the rubber eyepiece, but be careful you don't lose it - they're expensive pieces of rubber!

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Allright thanks Ed, do you have any idea how to remove this peace? i m going to fiddel with it a bit tommorw morning and see what i can do. I will start out by blowing it a bit, for that i dont really any removal but i m going to give it a shot! I m going to pick up some lense cleaning materials this weekend and give the D40x a nice clean its going to look bright new :D

p.s Ed, where you been about, havent seen you around?

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I use'd a ear bud, and some optical lens cleaner. One drop on the earbud. Seemed to do the trick. You should just slide the eye piece upwards.

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i just used a bit of paper to clean it, and it worked out fine!

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If you can see the dirt etc when you look in your viewfinder, it may well be on the focussing screen (which is in the plane of focus for the eyepiece), in which case it might be worth putting up with it, or getting a professional job done.

As an owner of some quite old film SLRs, it's amazing quite how much junk can get inside a camera after a number of years.

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