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03-29-2008, 08:15 PM   #1
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Can the sensor cleaner be used on the mirror.

I noticed some specks on the viewfinder (mirror possibly) and in the pictures (sensor). I went ahead and ordered the eclipse E2 sensor cleaner for the sensor dust for my K10D.

What can I use to clean the dust specs that I see in the viewfinder which is probably from the mirrior. I tried a new rayban lens cloth on the mirror gently, ( but just read that it's a big no-no, but luckily didn't damage the mirror but got a few more specs in their). So, what can I use to clean the mirror. Web search is not helping me much here.


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It may not be the mirror you are seeing specks on, or maybe you are talking about what I'm getting at. The Focusing Screen. And that is near impossible to clean.
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Dust on the "front" of the focus screen is fairly easy to clean, best done with something very soft like a brush (Artic Butterfly perhaps).
My K100 has the bad habit of getting dust "behind" the focus screen, this is difficult to clean as removing the focus screen is required. I would recommend NOT doing this unless you are highly skilled and knowledgeable.

Something that I found to help hunting down dust on the mirror and focus screen is checking for the dust without a lens on.
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Thank you for all the replies. There is at least the dust that I left behing trying to clean the mirror that is 100% from the mirror. I am curious how I could remove that ?

I may be getting a katzeye focussing screen soon so cleaning the focussing screen is not an issue.


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i might have similiar problem with my brand new k10d. well, actually i only found one little tiny dot, really small in view finder. i dont have any idea where its locate. wheter its in mirror - focusing screen - or sensor ( i doubted it, i didnt see any in the photo result i have).

so what should actually do, go to the repairment or try clean it by my self?


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