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12-27-2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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Hello, I just got this Pentax SF1 for christmas and I noticed when you look through the view finder there are little black dots all over the screen. I took everything apart and cleaned all the lens twice, but the black dots are still there, any suggest on how to get rid of them. My other question is, if all else fails, will the black dots appear on the developed pictures? I could really use any information at all about the proper procedure of cleaning this camera. Please help me.

12-27-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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The black dots, if they are extremely fine and evenly distributed might be the grain of the screen surface. If they are dust spots, they are most likely on the focusing screen, which is located above the mirror. Every time I have attempted to clean the dust from the focusing screen on my SF-1, I have made it worse. The screen on my SF-1 has a scratch from the last time I tried to clean it. The spots will not appear on the negatives/slides.
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Welcome to the forums ladylennoxx055!
When it is not on the lens, you won't see it on the developed photo.

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