How to clean dust out of Nikon N8008s
Have a 8008s that I have been shooting with for about 10 years, for the past few years have not used it and for the past few months the lens cap covering the internal parts of the camera has been off and I am sure that dust and particles have gotten into the camera and I was wondering if there is any possible way of cleaning the inside of the camera. The camera is a very good conditioned camera and yes I know that I should have never have left the camera without a lens on it or a cap on it but unfortunately I did. I didn't know if I had to send off to get it cleaned or can I do it myself.
#1. "RE: How to clean dust out of Nikon N8008s" | In response to Reply # 0avm247 Charter MemberFri 27-Jan-12 02:58 AM | edited Fri 27-Jan-12 03:00 AM by avm247
Well, I would be careful and I would use a bulb blower (like the Giotto Rocket) and blow some air in the mirror box while holding the camera with the lens mount facing down, any dust you move around should fall down and out of the mirror box.
It is typically NOT recommended to use a canned of compressed air as it may blow the propellant into the mirror box and cause you more problems than it solves.
Mirrors are front coated, rubbing too hard might rub off the silver coating. Using a lint free cloth (like a microfiber cloth) you can try and wipe down the mirror and the focusing screen. Be careful not to rub off any foam seals (that cushion the mirror when it flips up) at the top of the mirror box.
If you don't wish to tackle this, any repair place should be able to clean the camera for you. If you send it to Nikon, an authorized repair facility or any repair place, you should be able to get them to perform a CLA - Clean Lube Adjust - on the camera, especially since its been sitting for a while.
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