What to do about spot?

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    I bought a D7000 last August and when I got it there was a spot on the mirror of the body. It doesn't show up in photos but it is really annoying. How do I get rid of it?
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    In your other thread.. you said you are in the "business"? Shooting pro?
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    Use a bulb blower. The mirror is kinda fragile, so you don't want to do much more than blow on it.

    BTW - it will never show in your pictures - the mirror moves out of the way when the exposure is made. Annoying, yes. Affecting your pictures, no.

    If you can see it in the viewfinder, it will not be on the pictures. Anything that does show up on the pictures (sensor dust) will not be visible in the viewfinder.
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    have you never removed your lens? did you know you could remove your lens?

    the mirror is right there, under the lens...
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    ???

    umm...


    Obviously, he has removed the lens, since he has seen the mirror, and a spot on it...
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    Manual..............page 283.
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    You should NEVER blow on the mirror. Use a baby nose sucker thing (or the actual mirror cleaning tool) and suck IN the dot.
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    Why should you never blow on the mirror? Do you think the air pressure is going to knock it out of alignment? I mean, it's fragile, but not that fragile...
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    I wouldn't ever used compressed air.. but a handsqueezed Rocket or something... yea, do it all the time! :)
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    Like I said...


    I do it all the time too. My mirror hasn't fallen off yet.
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    :er: Its not about the pressure, its about the fact you're just moving the speck, and probably other particles, around into your camera, rather than just sucking them out. There are also idiots who read "blow on the mirror" as use your mouth and "blow on the mirror" and now its covered in spittle and other yums.
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    Or out of the camera.

    I never said "blow on the mirror", I said "use a bulb blower". If people read that and then spit all over their mirror, it's their own fault.

    I think the close proximity that a 'suction device' would have to be to the mirror presents a greater risk of damage than the relatively long working distance of using a blower.
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    You just made me spit water all over my Keyboard!
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    Now what if people just read "dont blow on your mirror use a baby nose sucker"? Now they are thinking instead of blowing with mouth use the nose sucker to blow on it - and they just happen to have a snotty nosed kid that they just used that nose sucker on? Instead of spit - they'd have yucky boogers all over their precious mirror!! J/K
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    i would imagine it is easier to notice the spot from the viewfinder.

    if i were to notice a spot while swapping lenses, i would immediately pull out the blower and remove it.

    it sounds like he has noticed it in the viewfinder, and wants to know how to get inside and remove it.
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    So wait, is it fragile or not? ;)
    To be fair, you said " The mirror is kinda fragile, so you don't want to do much more than blow on it."
    Yes, its out of context and immediately before it you said use a bulb blower. But if someone doesn't know what that is, then they read the next sentence, they'd be like, oh, jeep guy said just blow gently.

    And a suction device (not sure why that's in quotes?) is the exact same thing as a bulb blower, except instead of blowing, you squish the air out and let it suck ;)
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    Are we reading the same OP?
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    And a "real" infant nose sucker has very little suction. I don't know how fragile the mirror is but the suction on a nose sucker is minimal.
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    Maybe. I didn't read it that way, but I guess it's possible.

    Without actually looking at the mirror, the spot could have just as well been on the focusing screen. Hard to tell without looking at it. Either way - it won't be in the pictures. It's annoying, but it doesn't really bother anything.
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    Trying hard to get an argument going, aren't we...?

    I put 'suction device' in 'quotes' because a snot sucker is not the only suction device on the market. And it sounded better.

    Plus, you totally ignored the proximity issue I brought up... A blower can be used from a few inches away. How close would your snot sucker have to be to lift a dust speck?

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