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Dannys Digiscoping
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Hello all,

Thought I'd share an experience with you.

Whilst out 'scoping a week ago, I noticed some specks of dust on my cameras focusing screen. For those of you that don't know what a focusing screen is, it is the piece of plastic with the focusing dots on, which you see when looking through your viewfinder.

To cut a long story short, I thought I could clean it, but what a mistake. Even using a proper lens pen I managed to scratch the focusing screen. It looked like someone had been ice skating on it!

My advice to you all is this. If you see specks of dust on your focusing screen then don't panic, these specks will not show up on your pictures. Take you camera to a specialist to have it cleaned up properly. It'll save loads of time and hassle!!

I'm sure this is an easy mistake to make, but also, its easily avoidable!

Regards,

Danny.

 

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August 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

bazza
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Posts: 15

Yes Danny, I totally agree with you on this. I had a problem a while back with dirt and dust getting onto the image senser of my Nikon D3000 body. I thought i'd be clever and clean it my self (MISTAKE!)  I scratched the sensor and broke the mirror!!

Luckily it wasn't to expensive to repair. To get your camera body cleaned inside by experts I was charged £25

Regards Barry Woodhouse

www.mydigiscopingphotos.webs.com

 

November 26, 2011 at 1:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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