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 Post subject: AHHH Dust!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:31 pm 
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Hi everyone,

Just got my camera out to take some photos of the snow and I realised I have a speck of dust somewhere. It is quite a large speck. It only shows up when you are looking through the viewfinder (not in live view) and doesn't show up in the picture. I am guessing it is somewhere in the viewfinder but have used my rocket blower, a lenspen and a microfibre cloth and can't find it. What should I do?

Any help would be great.

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It'll probably be on either the mirror or the focus screen located at the top of the mirror chamber. Exercise caution poking around there!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:36 pm 
Ive got one somewhere like that, but I can only see it when aiming at a white screen so i have just left it alone


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Thanks,
Mine only shows up on light backgrounds. I will have another go with the rocket blower and see how that turns out. I don't know why this has happened as I am always very cautious when taking my lenses off. My friend leaves his camera exposed for ages and he has no problems. Guess its just luck.

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tried again and no luck. A friends of mine is a professional photographer. I will get him to have a poke around since I am not to sure what I am doing. :D Thanks for all your help.

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