As I was doing my regular cleaning of my gear I noticed there is what appears to be alot of dust on the mirror,( which the artic butterfly did not even touch) later determined it is a spotted haze all over the mirror. Any suggestions on how to clean the mirror.
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#1. "RE: D700 mirror has a haze on it..." | In response to Reply # 0agitater Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007Tue 23-Nov-10 01:25 PM
I've cleaned mirrors repeatedly over the years, but only when they became so polluted that the view through the viewfinder was affected. In any case, a dusty, spotty looking mirror doesn't affect images, so I wouldn't worry about it.
Mirrors are relatively delicate. The wrong kind of pressure will snap it or mess up it's seating (thereby affecting your perception of focus) or generally ruin your day.
It should be obvious that I broke one myself once. $80 repair at Nikon and they had the camera for two weeks.
Camera mirrors use a bonded PVD coating for mirroring, but I'd still be very careful to use only two small drops of E2 fluid on an articulated cleaning swab, and that only after a pass with a lens brush to lift anything loose. Then again, after breaking a mirror several years ago I've since only had to clean one other and took it to a service center instead of trying it myself.
#2. "RE: D700 mirror has a haze on it..." | In response to Reply # 1Ned_L Charter MemberThu 25-Nov-10 01:52 PM
I concur with Howard's opinion. He's right, leave it alone. It doesn't affect your photos. The mirror is far more fragile than the sensor which many have cleaned. If the mirror is obscured enough that it's making if difficult to use the camera, get it professionally cleaned, so if they break the mirror, etc., they have to fix it and absorb the cost.
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#3. "RE: D700 mirror has a haze on it..." | In response to Reply # 0
I believe camera mirrors are front surface coated so if you do clean it be gentle.
It really doesn't effect final image quality, just what you see in the viewfinder.
I would live with it if you can.
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#4. "RE: D700 mirror has a haze on it..." | In response to Reply # 0