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  1. Corvphotography

    Corvphotography TPF Noob!

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    hey, my viewfinder is a tad dirty. is it ok to take a q-tip to clean it? if not, what should i use?
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Are you talking about the piece you put to your eye, or the mirror assembly? If its just the piece that you put to your eye then yes, clean it with a q tip or a soft cloth or whatever really. If its the mirror assembly that you're meaning, then no, stay away from it.
     
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    nothing wrong with that
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Use a blower brush.

    General Brand Large Rubber Blower Brush NP10093 - B&H Photo

    You can also gently brush the mirror and the focusing screen, just be sure and hold the camera so the opening in the body is facing down, so any dust/debris falls out of the mirror box and not just into the bottom of the mirror box where it can eventually get on the image sensor.
     
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    if anything is on the mirror i wud suggest sendin it in to get cleaned. dust and clean. cheap and effcient!@
     

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