Dust in the viewfinder of a SONY DSC-R1, how to remove it?

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Roman Schreiber, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Hello,

    I own a DSC-R1. On the EVW TFT-panel there are some annoying dust particles.
    I wanted to remove the oculare lens system, but i dind't dare to do this,
    because I was afraid to damage something.

    Is there anyone here, who knows how to remove the viewinder lens system to
    blow the dust away from the viewfinder's display panel?

    Thanks a lot,
    Roman
     
    Roman Schreiber, Jan 23, 2010
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  2. "Bob G" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:...
    > I. Ignore it - they certainly are not getting on your pictures.
    >
    > II. Sell your camera to someome who won't mind and buy yourself
    > another R1.
    >
    > III. Sell your camera and get some other model*.
    >
    > IV. Do not attempt to fix it yourself, you'll certainly make matters
    > worse.
    >
    > V. Do not send it to Sony - they'll charge a fortune (see II. above)
    > and you'll get it back with dust in the viewfinder.
    >
    > * There are many DSLRs now with articulated screens and live view that
    > would duplicate the R1's capabilities and expand them greatly,
    > although that Zeiss lens is hard to beat.
    >


    a very interesting, but definitely useless answer...
     
    Roman Schreiber, Jan 23, 2010
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  3. Roman Schreiber

    Bruce Guest

    On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 08:13:41 -0800 (PST), Bob G <>
    wrote:
    >I. Ignore it - they certainly are not getting on your pictures.
    >
    >II. Sell your camera to someome who won't mind and buy yourself
    >another R1.
    >
    >III. Sell your camera and get some other model*.
    >
    >IV. Do not attempt to fix it yourself, you'll certainly make matters
    >worse.
    >
    >V. Do not send it to Sony - they'll charge a fortune (see II. above)
    >and you'll get it back with dust in the viewfinder.
    >
    >* There are many DSLRs now with articulated screens and live view that
    >would duplicate the R1's capabilities and expand them greatly,
    >although that Zeiss lens is hard to beat.



    Excellent advice.

    And yes, the Carl Zeiss lens is outstanding.

    Alas Sony won't be making a successor to the DSC-R1 because all its
    efforts (and cash) have been devoted to the loss-making Alpha range of
    DSLRs. But if Sony ever changes its mind, and makes a DSC-R2 with 15
    MP, a high resolution EDF and a 3 inch LCD screen, I will not hesitate
    to buy two.

    Ironically, I chose the DSC-R1 because a lot of my work is related to
    the construction and real estate industries, where the R1's good
    protection against dust is a welcome feature. I have never had any
    dust in the viewfinders, nor on the sensors of my two R1s, despite
    using them in extremely dusty conditions.

    They haven't needed any servicing, either. My Canon EOS 5Ds both
    needed regular sensor cleaning (despite not being used in dusty
    conditions) and recalibration of the AF system.
     
    Bruce, Jan 23, 2010
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