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Old May 7, 2006, 7:48 PM   #1
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I noticed 5 dark spots looking through my viewfinder today. I switched lenses and the spots where still there in the same place. I removed the lens and tried using a bulb blower and it did not work. So I broke out the microfiber cloth and gently wiped the piece of glass that sits directly over the mirror ( focusing lens or pentaprism?). No more spots. Is this a safe way or to remove the dust or does anyone recommended a better way?
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Old May 7, 2006, 8:23 PM   #2
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Ah check that, dust has just relocated.
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Old May 7, 2006, 8:51 PM   #3
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A couple of links.

http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/


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Thank's for the links Cope. I just blew the dust onto other parts of the mirror and now onto my sensor. From bad to worse.
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The copperhill link looks very convincing for cleaning your sensor but how about cleaning the rest of the chamber such as the mirror, pentaprism and wallsso when you look through the viewfinder it looks as good as new? I guess there's always the local camera shop.
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Old May 15, 2006, 1:48 PM   #6
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cope wrote:Have you tried the kit in the copperhill link?
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Old May 15, 2006, 2:54 PM   #7
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Yes; I orderedthe 1.6 sensorcleaning kit from Micro-Tools (DIGI-KIT4-F). Expecting it today. This kit appears to be the best when you figure in cost. The Sensor Wands with the Pec Pads are alot cheaper then the Sensor Swabs. Im sure the Sensor Swabs are easier to use and just as effective as the Wand and Pec Pad, but for the additional cost for thier convenience I'll gladly learn how to wrap a Pec Pad around a Swab.

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