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09-09-2009, 05:58 AM   #1
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A bug IN my camera!?

Yesterday I was taking a picture, and I saw a bug crawl across my lens. I assumed it was on the outside but when I looked, it wasn't there. I took the lens off and looked inside and didn't see anything, but I think the bug was inside. It happened to me once before too, but the first time I thought I was crazy and the bug had to be on the outside... Is that possible, to have a bug living in my camera? How do I get it out? How in the world would it have gotten in there?

09-09-2009, 06:33 AM   #2
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Put a weather-sealed lens on the camera for a while. Wait a couplea days. Then take the lens off and shake your camera, lens-mount pointing downwards
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Wow, consider the maco opportunites...
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QuoteOriginally posted by blackcloudbrew Quote
Wow, consider the maco opportunites...
I like the way you think...looking for opportunity and the bright side of things.

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A bug living inside a lens? I am not sure whether it is possible. Fungus (microscopic) can live in there as it requires only moisture. A bug that is visible with naked eyes needs food and water. So is it coming outside for feeding and then going back inside everytime? What lens are you using?
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it is the 18-55 mm lens that came with my camera. I too thought it was not possible because it would need to eat something! Maybe I"m going nuts! But I swear, I saw it twice!

I need another drink
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BethC,

You have come to the wrong place for help.

This site is full of camera bugs.
Myself included.

But since this is a web site, perhaps a spider would find your bug appetizing.

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09-09-2009, 04:37 PM   #8
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I got a camera that swallowed a fly,
I don't know why it swallowed the fly,
I guess it'll die.

I got a camera that swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
It swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why it swallowed the fly,
I guess it'll die.

I gotta a camera that swallowed a bird,
How absurd to swallow a bird!
It swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
It swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why it swallowed the fly,
I guess it'll die.....

OK, I'm bad........just be glad you're not here to actually hear me sing it.

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He was probably just visiting a bug in the firmware.
09-09-2009, 05:28 PM   #10
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Indeed the same thing happened to me on my old Minolta X500. Don't worry about it, though I like pbo's suggestion. Hopefully it will die somwhere not critical to the camera's function.

It would have been crawling across your mirror to see it, not the lens or sensor.
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Don't worry about it, though I like pbo's suggestion
I was kidding
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Have you tried leaving the lens off and a trail of bread crumbs from the mirror box leading away from the camera.
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ok, you guys are too much So I guess it's really nothing to worry about?
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no worries,a week after I got my mk2 a tiny bug got in while I was changing lenses, I went nuts trying to get him out but nothing worked. Then after another week he died and all I had to do was brush him off. Oh for the record trying to brush them when they are alive makes a mess IF you can get them, just let them die off.
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looks like your not the only one,
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