Hello, I took my Nikon D50 to a local camera shop to get professionally cleaned several months ago and it came back to me with several splotches of dust on the inside of the viewfinder. The guy a the camera shop told me he couldn't get it out, but the dust was not there before. I'm not taking my camera back to that camera shop as it was not a good experience and I really don't want to have to pay the money to send it off someplace else. Does anyone have any suggestions on a way that I could possibly safely clean the inside of the eyepiece myself? I know for a fact it's on the inside of the eyepiece vs on the mirror/lens/sensor because none of my images show dust particles.
#1. "RE: Dust on the inside of my viewfinder" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians! If the dust is on the mirror box side of the viewfinder screen you might be able to clean it with a Giottos Rocket Blower. Just make sure that you don't touch the mirror or any part of the mirror box or finder screen with the Rocket Blower.
If the dust is above the finder screen things get more complex. You will have to carefully remove the finder screen without touching the mirror and use the Rocket Blower to dislodge the dust particles, then reinstall the screen. Unless you know what you are doing, I wouldn't recommend removing the finder screen. Good luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: Dust on the inside of my viewfinder" In response to Reply # 1
Thank you Marty! I'm afraid my problem is indeed above the finder screen as I've already tried removing the dust with the rocket blower on the mirror box side with no luck. Maybe I can search around and see if there are any other camera shops around here that will take a look at it other than the one I already went to.
#3. "RE: Dust on the inside of my viewfinder" In response to Reply # 0
Not to say that the camera shop didn't get the dust on the focusing screen, but dust is a common problem. You will probably get dust on it again even without having anything done to the camera. Some older film cameras had focusing screens that were easily removed, but even cleaning those was sometimes a pain because every time I cleaned the screen and replaced it, I'd find a new speck of dust that got on the screen during the process. A little dust on the screen is annoying, but it doesn't harm anything.