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AMURUA Registered since 13th Nov 2013Thu 21-Nov-13 08:13 PM
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"Specs in viewfinder ! Urghh"


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Went out shooting yesterday and noticed a smeared spec in my
viewfinder , I took off my lens and blew into it, reattached
it then noticed it moved and got worse, got a blow can of air,
aired it out and noticed it got better but there's still a
very minor spec still there what else is there to do? I could
probably live with it there but it bothers me even though I
can't see it in my actual photos

Anthony M.

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Thu 21-Nov-13 09:07 PM
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#1. "RE: Specs in viewfinder ! Urghh"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

A "rocket blower" is a much better option for blowing out the camera as there is lots of stuff in the canned air that you don't want in the camera.

Option 1 is to live with the spec since it is not affecting the pictures.

Try some more air. If you want to be a bit more risky, you can try a sensor cleaning brush or small paint brush. On the mirror vs on the focus screen? You really don't want to be touching the mirror.

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AMURUA Registered since 13th Nov 2013Thu 21-Nov-13 10:43 PM
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Thanks, sounds like I got lucky using canned air , it did 99 % of the job, I used maxxel blast away, won't try again though, I'll make sure to get proper blower next time.
Thanks again

Anthony M.

  

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Bill Kennedy Gold Member Nikonian since 17th Jan 2013Thu 21-Nov-13 11:14 PM
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I have learned (the hard way) to NEVER use canned air! It has a residue from the propellent that is worse than what you are trying to blow off.

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