Viewfinder contamination

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Grey, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Grey

    Grey Guest

    I handed my Canon EOS 400d to my wife, who promptly dropped it. It recieved
    a jolt, but not a bang as it was in a protective case.

    Everything is ok, but when looking through the viewfinder, I have a tiny
    black speck at the upper edge of the view which appears to be on the glass
    which has the focussing LED's on it and no amount of cleaning seemes to
    shift it. (its really awkward to get to and I don't want to scratch or
    damage anything).

    The sensor is good and continues to take amazing pictures - but its just
    really annoying.

    Any ideas apart from taking it in for repair?

    Grey, Mar 7, 2008
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  2. Grey

    Paul Giverin Guest

    I've got the same problem with my 400D although mine hasn't been
    dropped. Like you I've tried to clean the focusing screen and mirror but
    to no avail. I came to the conclusion that I could end up doing more
    harm than good so I've given up. It doesn't affect my photos.

    I may get it sorted professionally sometime in the future but as one
    poster on the POTN Canon forum said:- "Dust gives the viewfinder
    character and lets you know you've actually been taking pictures".


    Paul Giverin

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    Paul Giverin, Mar 7, 2008
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  3. Divorce?

    colin parsnip, Mar 11, 2008
  4. Grey

    Grey Guest

    I had thought of that, but wife wants £25M, and if I could afford that
    money, I would at least get the new 450D.

    Grey, Mar 20, 2008
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