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  1. ltdstar
    03-24-2010
    ltdstar
    Hi Peter,

    This kit lens is included when I bought the second body and its the older generation so it doesn't worth much I'll take $30 off if you don't want it. So (US) $570 for body and grip. I'll use USPS international to ship $41+ $7 insurance.

    THanks for your interest,
    Cuong
  2. georgweb
    01-06-2010
    georgweb
    Hi Peter,
    answering your question about polishing a scratched viewfinder:
    I got acrylic polishing paste (to polish acrylic plastic, which is rather soft) and put a little bit on a cotton swab and started polishing the multi-scratched viewfinder carefully (takes some time). It will go uniformly blind first - you gotta do that til all scratches have disappeared.
    Then, put less and less polishing paste on the swab and/or dissolve with water.
    Between every polishing, clean the viewfinder with water.
    Remember it is just like cleaning your fine lenses: If you contain any dirt in the polishing, you will create new scratches :-(
    My viewfinder now is a little bit worse than before, but OK for me.
    Good luck :-)
    Georg
    PS: If you have friend in jewelry or a dentist they probably have all those nice little polishing tools
    PPS: A simple substitution of the plastic viewfinder optic is an option, too, but I did not find out how difficult and how expensive it is

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