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08-10-2013, 05:03 AM   #1
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Pentax k30 mirror

I have purchased pentax k30 last month. Some time after i noticed
That in view finder have dust. I tried to clean just touch the
Cotton very gently on the mirror. But some colour like colour aberration
Seem on the mirror. It is very boring, i tried to wipe off it with
Very little distilled water, it cleaned but colour halo like purple
Color doesn't go. How can i clean the mirror effectively?
Thank you

08-11-2013, 05:53 AM   #2
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The mirror in cameras are commonly called "first surface mirrors". This means no glass is protecting the reflecting surface - which is usually silver. Almost any physical contact with a first surface mirror will damage it. You can use air from something like a Giottos blower to remove dust, but a cotton ball is typically way too harsh. I strongly urge you to send your camera in to a professional for evaluation. The mirror may have to be replaced.

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