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08-11-2014, 02:16 AM   #1
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dust specks on the mirror

hey there

I was just wondering if someone knows a good way to get dust specks
out of the mirror. It's on my dad's K-3 so preffered not risky.

thanks, Luuk

08-11-2014, 05:46 AM   #2
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Rocket blower worked for me.
08-11-2014, 06:17 AM   #3
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isn't there any chance the dust speckle moves somewhere else in the camera or manages to come in one one of the small holes?
08-11-2014, 06:39 AM   #4
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Dust on the mirror don't affect the photos so I would not care about it.

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Yeah, fair chance that will happen. I get them all of the time, because I change lenses a lot. Power the camera off, remove the lens, face the lens mount down, use the rocket blower. With any luck, the dust particle(s) will drop out of the camera body. I have a lot of issues with sensor dust, and I've had to remove my viewfinder (because a hair got caught on the backside somehow..), but have never had anything get stuck on the mirror that couldn't just be blown off.
08-16-2014, 08:27 AM   #6
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thanks for all the helpful replies, i got the dust speck out
by getting the lens of the body, holding it upside down
and blowing with the rocket blower as you guys advised.
thanks again.
08-29-2014, 10:51 AM   #7
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HOW do I CLEAN A LENS?? it is a Pentax -A 1.5.6 400mm made about 1983. There is dust , the glass looks good and everything works smoothly.
Doreen in Canada
08-29-2014, 11:56 PM   #8
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the best way as said above is to
use the rocketblower.


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