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08-14-2010, 04:37 AM   #1
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A hair in the viewfinder...

Ok it is not having any adverse effects on the finished picture however it is annoying...

When I look in the viewfinder there is a small "hair" and what appears to be some dust or other foreign particles.

Ive "cleaned" what I can readily access and being new do not want to attempt anything more. Light brush on the inside mirror areas and the dust removal process.

I am going on a trip next month and will have the camera more then likely cleaned after that (7 days at a beach) just cause.

First is there any harm in having it professionally cleaned when you havent even had it for a year.

Secondly should I worry to much about the stuff that is not affecting my pictures?

Put this here as I didnt know where to post this.

Thanks in advance.

08-14-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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It's annoying, but you're likely to make things worse by trying to get rid of it. Better to just let it be.

As for a professional cleaning, it's like any other profession. Some practitioners are great, some are good, some are bad, some bring shame on the profession. That's life--sometimes you "pays your money and you takes your chances."
08-14-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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Agree with MPrince. Try to ignore it if its not effecting the actual pictures.
My frist DSLR before going back to Pentax was Nikon D40 and I had an annoying hair in the viewfinder. Even being very careful I ended up with 3 hairs and a dot after.
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I can confirm this advice.

Before i had some annoying spots. Now, I have one spot that looks more or less permanent . I would only use a blower, if anything. It's not worth the trouble, really.

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I thank you all for the advice especially when everyone agrees.

Thanks again.
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