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09-29-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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Not sure if dot is dust on sensor or something else k100d

This is freaking me out! Hope I can explain it clearly. When looking through the viewfinder I see a black dot near the lower right corner, but it doesn't show up in any of my pictures. It is kind of annoying and scary. It looks like it is at the end of the lens when looking through the viewfinder. I am sure it is not the lens since it is the same with different lens. Please help!

09-29-2008, 08:33 PM   #2
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It's just a piece of dust on the viewfinder. If it's not showing up in pictures, the best thing to do is to ignore it unless you want to remove the viewfinder glass to clean it.
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What Dave said.
09-30-2008, 12:45 AM   #4
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Take a photo of a plain blue sky, using a wide angle lens, smallest aperture and focused to smallest distance. If the spec isn't visible, then it's not the sensor ... and most likely the mirror or viewfinder.

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I had one below my center AF point, for roughly a year, it was shaped like atiny banana, and then suddenly one day it was gone. It never showed up in any photos and Im sure it was on the vf or mirrors or something. So I agree with the replies above. Have it cleaned by a pro or just ignore it
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Just about every film and Dslr i own has spmething like that. It a pain to look at sometimes, but will not effect pictures.

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Use an air blower on the focusing screen inside the camera. Aim a few puffs up into the left corner above the reflex mirror, then check the viewfinder again.
Repeat until gone, or just don't bother as it will essentially affect nothing. I have a couple of tiny dust spots on my viewfinder, they won't shift easily so I leave them there.
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Might also be on the mirror

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Thank you

I will invest in a blower today. Any suggestions? Thank you.
09-30-2008, 02:20 PM   #10
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I got the same problem on my VF I just order Large Giottos Rocket-Air Blower from ebay for $8.03 shipped can't wait to blow that thing out so annoying...
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QuoteOriginally posted by kbee007 Quote
I will invest in a blower today. Any suggestions? Thank you.
I have a Giottos Rocket blower, and it works great. It is all I've ever used to clean my camera (senor or viewfinder spots) in over a year.
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I second (third) the Giottos Rocket vote. Though, I've certainly had to clean my sensor a couple times this year. Of course, I shoot landscapes and the environment is very dusty, no matter how hard I try and protect the sensor.

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