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11-09-2007, 08:36 AM   #1
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Viewfinder Issue...

Ok once again I ask for help.
When I look in my viewfinder I see a black piece of
something. Weird part is it does not come out in my pictures.
I checked inside the camera blew in to it. cleaned the lens.
Help

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I think I see it I think it has been called a focusing screen in
this forum I guess That is what it is.
How to I get that thing off?

11-09-2007, 08:52 AM   #2
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Very easy...

QuoteOriginally posted by NYpHoToGraphEr Quote
Ok once again I ask for help.
When I look in my viewfinder I see a black piece of
something. Weird part is it does not come out in my pictures.
I checked inside the camera blew in to it. cleaned the lens.
Help

Update:
I think I see it I think it has been called a focusing screen in
this forum I guess That is what it is.
How to I get that thing off?
Do I understand that you want to remove the focusing screen from the camera in order to clean some object on it?

Or is the "black piece of something" you mention the regular focusing screen marks?

OK, unless you're just , you can remove the focusing screen with tweezers but be really carefull and don't clean it with anything else than blowing gently on it as it is a fragile part of the camera (no abrasives or cotton cloth).
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oh man I don't want to mess anything up.
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I am on the phone they told me to send it in.
They said I should't do it by myself HELP?

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How big is this "black piece of something"? If you are just talking about a small spec of dust or a hair, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Use a blower to try and remove it. If that doesn't work, I would probably just live with it. The fact is dust will get in your camera, and if you have to send it in for servicing every time that happens, you will not have your camera very much.
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One more thing, if it really drives you nuts and you want to remove the screen to check it out here is a "how to".

How to change the focus screen
11-09-2007, 09:21 AM   #7
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I hate problems. AHHHHHH
ok did you say blow on it or use a blower
I tried blowing on it and I have a feeling its on the other side cause there
is not reaction I saw a step by step guide in this forum of how to replace it
I think I will follow it so I know how to take it out.
Oh and it's tiny on the actual screen but in my viewfinder it's pretty big and annoying.
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Could you possibly take it in to the store where you bought it? Perhaps they have someone there who can identify exactly what the issue is and give you advice on how to proceed.

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ya possibly but it's B&H and im in brooklyn and it's in manhattan it closes at 1 today
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ok did you say blow on it or use a blower
Use a blower, like a rocket blower. I wouldn't ever recommend blowing inside camera equipment with your mouth unless you want spit permanently attached to the mirror or your focus screen.

Rocket blower
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ya possibly but it's B&H and im in brooklyn and it's in manhattan it closes at 1 today
Head out tomorrow then. Relax and make some images today. I'm sure that B&H will set things right for you.

All the best.
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Head out tomorrow then. Relax and make some images today. I'm sure that B&H will set things right for you.

All the best.
I can't go tomorrow it's closed.
But I will go Sunday
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