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Old Feb 2, 2007, 5:53 AM   #1
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Hello all...

I have had my K10 for several weeks and have noticed a steady build up of dust when looking through the view finder. The dust does not appear on images. My question is: Can I use a blower brush or similar to remove the dust. Or is there another method I should be using?

Dust removal makes no difference, I think the dust is on the mirror.

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Old Feb 2, 2007, 7:42 AM   #2
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it's probably in the prism chamber. you'll need to remove the focusing screen to blow it out. others have pix of how to remove it.

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Old Feb 2, 2007, 7:55 AM   #3
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Thanks Roy... Sounds complex!
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it's really easy.. with out the lens on there is a little catch at the top of the focus screen. you pop that down and remove the screen. be careful as the screen is easily scratched. there is a small tab to grip it with. use a set of tweezers. you should blow out the mirror chamber before you do anything, then blow out the prism chamber.

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you can also wash the screen with some soap and water also. be careful, the screen scratches easily.
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Old Feb 2, 2007, 8:32 AM   #5
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Roy..

Great information. Thanks very much. Your reply is appreciated.

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Old Feb 2, 2007, 9:10 AM   #6
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Hi Poul,

Let me also share with you a link, that I was forwarded by a poster at another forum (Pentax Forums). I found this information to be VERY helpful. Here it is:

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/

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Old Feb 2, 2007, 9:12 AM   #7
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Old Feb 2, 2007, 10:04 AM   #8
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Hi Nathan...

Excellent link thanks. Very informative..

Appreciated

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Old Feb 2, 2007, 10:49 AM   #9
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nathan,
i've read that a couple of times a couple of years ago. it's one of the best i've ever read.. poul's prob tho is the focusing chamber. there's a thread here somewhere about changing the focusing screen and it will tell how to get into that area of the cam.

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Old Feb 2, 2007, 11:28 AM   #10
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Thanks for the welcome Roy..

I have had my K10D about 1 month, it's been on order for a good while. To be honest I have been in the digital compact world for a few years, previously a proud Pentax ME Super owner, wonderful camera.

I wanted to get back into SLR and the control it gives. I'm so glad I did. I looked at Nikon & Canon at the time, but my heart was alaway with Pentax...

My K10D came with the 18 - 55mm kit lens at the same time I bought a new Tamron 90mm Macro lens and recently bought a Sigma 100 - 300mm off ebay for £85, which is a nice lens.

I just need to get shooting again and get it into my thick skull that I can shoot as much as I like as I am not burning film!!

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