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Spots in viewfinder not on CCD?

heed91

Gilbert, US
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heed91 Registered since 07th Jun 2004
Thu 08-Dec-05 01:38 AM

I am aware that with DSLR's it is important to keep the sensor clean so that you don't get the dust spots on your pictures. My problem is that when I look through the viewfinder there are little black spots (2 of them) in the top center area of the viewfinder, and then a what appears to be a little black piece of lint on the right side of the viewfinder.

They are all pretty much in focus, but these same spots do not show up in my photos like you would expect if they were coming from the CCD. I did a search for this on the D70 forum and came across one post that might help me but I have a question regarding the following suggestion that was given.

"Besides the mirror, also check the bottom of the viewfinder. This is where you will typically get the dust specks that appear in focus. First try a good lens brush to remove the dust."

My question is if I want to clean the viewfinder, where else can I clean it besides on the rear of the camera where you look through? What is this nikonian referring to when they say the "bottom of the viewfinder"? These spots are more of an annoyance than anything else since they don't show up in the photos, but it would be nice not to have to look at them while I am trying to take my pictures. Thanks for your help in advance.
Heath

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