Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-08-2008, 06:55 AM   #1
Senior Member
ukbluetooth's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 189
Splodge in viewfinder K10D

There is a large piece of debris visible in the viewfinder of my K10D. There is no sign of it on my shots but it is very annoying. The debris focuses more or less with the viewfinder grid so I guess it is on my focusing screen.

How can I get rid of it? I am concerned about doing more harm than good.

02-08-2008, 07:08 AM   #2
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
This video should show you what to do and remove the screen for cleaning. A gentle and clean lens brush or blower bulb should do the trick.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-photography-knowledge-base/16134-v...ng-screen.html
02-08-2008, 08:19 AM   #3
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SD
Posts: 61
ukbluetooth -- it could also be on your mirror... I had a similar thing (thoght it was on my focus screen as well), turned out it was on the mirror... i turned my air compressor way down (and held it back aways) and blew it -- good as new!
02-08-2008, 08:37 AM   #4
Senior Member
ukbluetooth's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 189
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by mitchkramez Quote
ukbluetooth -- it could also be on your mirror... I had a similar thing (thoght it was on my focus screen as well), turned out it was on the mirror... i turned my air compressor way down (and held it back aways) and blew it -- good as new!
TOP MAN

That worked a treat - nice clean viewfinder now. Very grateful - I really did not fancy taking the focus screen out without the proper tweezers.

02-08-2008, 08:42 AM   #5
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
Air compressor???? Yes the mirror may be the source and worth checking.

Please don't use any form of compressed air on you camera or lenses. No matter how clean the source (can or machine) is, there is always the opportunity to propel moisture and/or machine oil inside the camera. But most importantly, you are driving airborne dust/dirt into the unit at strong velocities and could easily damage the unit or at the very least lodge more dirt inside the camera that is near impossible to remove.

The sensor is protected but only to a degree. If that gets damaged, the repair could be almost as much as replacement.

Only use a dedicated lens cleaning brush that is kept clean in sealed bag. A Rocket style hand blower and/or a dedicated to DSLR wet cleaning system if you have persistent dust stuck on the screens or sensor.

Btw, the screens can be easily removed using a standard clean pair of straight tipped tweezers. You don't have to have the dedicated ones for the job. The best are the plastic ones found in some Swiss army style knives.
02-08-2008, 09:22 AM   #6
Senior Member
ukbluetooth's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 189
Original Poster
Peter - I didn't use a compressor, just a gentle blower brush. I was very gentle - honest. But the muck was on the mirror and I did not have to remove screen. No doubt one day I will have to.

Thanks for your advice.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, debris, dslr, k10d, photography, viewfinder
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaning viewfinder on K10D matsoberg Pentax DSLR Discussion 125 01-25-2009 02:36 PM
K10D viewfinder upgrade jaitas Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 12-09-2008 06:35 AM
K10d Viewfinder issue-help please Bokeh Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 05-05-2008 09:20 PM
Metering/EV bar in viewfinder? (k10d) smhsmom Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 02-20-2008 02:20 PM
K10D Viewfinder Question. NLAlston Pentax DSLR Discussion 12 02-11-2007 07:53 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:04 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top