Dust on the focusing screen

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by rwalker, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. rwalker

    rwalker Guest

    Hainvg a dust problem, but not on the sensor. I've got dust on the
    focusing screen. I've tried blowing it off, but some appears to be
    held permanently in place by electrostatic forces, or glue or
    something. At any rate, I can't get it off. It's really just a
    distraction, not a problem, but it drives me crazy. Any suggestions?
     
    rwalker, Aug 28, 2013
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Sable artist's brush. You should be able to get one at a hardware store
    dirt cheap or at an art supply store for a little more. Rinse it and
    let it dry before you use it--some of them come with a sizing on them
    that makes them pretty stiff until they've been washed.

    If that doesn't work, then get a sensor cleaning kit--if it's safe for
    the sensor it should be safe for the focusing screen.

    FWIW, I got this kit a couple of years back
    <http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Survival-KIT-Sensor-
    Eclipse/dp/B000PNGM18/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1377723390&sr=8-2
    &keywords=dslr+sensor+cleaning+kit> and cleaned the sensor three times
    since--it works fine.
     
    J. Clarke, Aug 28, 2013
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  3. rwalker

    Guest Guest

    use a brush.
     
    Guest, Aug 28, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    Usually a Giotto's "Rocket" blower, or a chamber brush should deal with
    loose dust. If the dust is stuck or persistent, then I suggest using a
    sensor swab or PEC pad with spot of "Eclipse" fluid to wipe down the
    interior of the chamber, including the focusing screen.

    I usually buy my cleaning supplies from MicroTools & Photosolutions:
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    http://www.micro-tools.com/store/~/C-6/Digital-Camera-Cleaning-Supplies.aspx< http://photosol.com/ >
    < http://www.2filter.com/prices/products/eclipse.html >
     
    Savageduck, Aug 28, 2013
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  5. rwalker

    rwalker Guest


    Thanks. I'll give those a try. Yes, I've got rocket blower, but
    even it doesn't seem to be able to get rid of these particular specks.
     
    rwalker, Aug 28, 2013
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  6. rwalker

    Savageduck Guest

    There is also the possibility that the dust on the screen might be on
    the prism side, not the chamber side. That might require removal of the
    screen for cleaning. If you are not up to that, then you might have to
    find an authorized manufacturer's service center to handle it for you.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 28, 2013
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  7. rwalker

    rwalker Guest


    Thanks. I'll try the cleaning first.
     
    rwalker, Aug 29, 2013
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    Ian Guest

    Does the camera have an interchangeable screen? If it does then you could
    remove it from the camera for cleaning.

    Regards, Ian.
     
    Ian, Aug 29, 2013
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  9. rwalker

    rwalker Guest


    Thanks.
     
    rwalker, Aug 30, 2013
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