Crud in my camera

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  1. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    I have recently noticed that I appear to have collected some dust and hairs on the mirrored section inside the body of my Canon E0S 3000v I can only assume they got there while I was changing lens.

    My main problem is they are appearing on my viewfinder and I'm not entirely sure how best to get rid of them... any thoughts?
     
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    Good luck - I've never found a good way to get rid of them. I usually wind up using my shirt tail and cussing under my breath.
     
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    Damn the shirt tail idea seems to be making matters worse....
     
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    Have you tried some canned air? I had some crap inside my camera and that seemed to work pretty well for me.
     
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    I never said the shirt tail was a GOOD idea!

    Seriously, try a lint free shammy or eyeglass lens cleaner cloth.

    Good Luck!
     
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    That's my weapon of choice as well.
     
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    be very careful. Mirrors scratch easy. Go get a fine blower brush at your camera store. Use it. be also careful about caned air. You can trash your mirror and sensor.
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    I have the same problem (mines 3000N)... It pisses me off - but I have learnt to live with it... It's only on the viewfinder... I actually worked out exactly where... And I managed to move it one day... but it just stuck to another part of my viewfinder - so i gave up.. I don't really notice it now.
     
  9. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Don't you ever touch the mirror.

    If it's really bad, use a blower. Other than that don't ever clean it.
     
  10. Scurra

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    lint free lens cloth did the trick.....

    I can see clearly now the dust has gone :)
     
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    Yeah!!!!
     
  12. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Dont do it again...I did and my mirror is scratched to hell...I think :confused:
     

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