D40X viewfinder defect?

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  1. akazoly

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    I see two mechanical thing in viewfinder (bottom area). I try to adjust the diopter adjustment and the mechanic thing move but don't disappear. What is the problem my Nikon D40X is defect ?

    I see the mechanical thing in viewfinder (bottom area) at bright light.
     
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    Not your really sure what your talking about. Im pretty sure the diopeter adjustment slide is on the right side of the viewfinder.
     
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    In viewfinder I see the focus screen with brackets (left, center and right focus point).

    I look down in viewfinder. I see two mechanical thing under viewfinder LCD.

    This is normal ?
     
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    Ah, do you mean there looks to be 2 black bars at the bottom of the viewfinder? Yes, this is normal when the diopter is adjusted all the way to "+".
     
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    yes the two black bars, but I see the same thing with maximum and minimum diopter.

    Please look in your viewfinder at bright light, for example a bulb. And tell me you see the two black bars, at minimun and maximum diopter level?
     
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    I remove the lens. The mirror & focusing screen looks good. Hmm.. Is possible -> Something moved in viewfinder (between eye and focusing screen) ?
     
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    Someone with D40/D40X want to help me a bit?

    Please look in your viewfinder at bright light (a bulb), and tell me what you see at the bottom of the viewfinder (under viewfinder lcd). You see something big which move the diopter ?

    Please help me.. Do this for me!
     
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    Sorry, I'm back now. Yes, I do see it both at the min and max settings. It doesn't interfere much for me, though. It's really annoying, because you can't take a photo of a problem like that. But I think I get what you're talking about, and that is perfectly normal.
     
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    I see the focus screen and the LCD screen in viewfinder. I know which option what do.

    But I see a strange glass under the viewfinder LCD screen which move the diopter. At bright light I see the glass better. Something moved in my camera :( :( :( ?
     
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    It's normal. I think it's just the mechanism for moving the viewfinder back and forth. I'm not really sure though. My D40 has it though.
     

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