Dirty Prism (Canon Elan 7)

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  1. (Ghastly) Krueger

    (Ghastly) Krueger TPF Noob!

    Feb 20, 2006
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    Hi all

    During the weekend I was taking some pics with my Canon Elan 7 in a very dusty evironment. Every now and then I gave the lens a blow (with a blower, not my mouth!) and brush to keep it clean, but after a while I saw some spots in the viewfinder.

    The front of the lens was clean so I took it off, cleaned the back and the mirror but the offensive particles could still be seen.

    Thing is, my prism is what is really dirty and I don't know how to clean it... I tried the blowing brush but the specs were too firmly attached.

    Should I try harder with the brush?
    Should I use some lens cleaning solution?
    Lens cleaning paper?


    (I posted this in the film discussion forum, but LaFoto gave me her consent to post it here as well)

  2. Dylan

    Dylan TPF Noob!

    Aug 30, 2006
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    I've got the same camera and the same problem. Solutions anyone??? I'm thinking about bringing my camera in to get a professional cleaning but we're in season here and I don't want to part with it just yet.

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