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Black particles on focusingscreen

I had camera cleaned because of black dots and fiber pieces on the focusing screen. It was fine until I changed lens. After changing lens I found more black particles on focus screen.I had checked the lens befor pitting it on and it was clean. The black particles have to be comming from something in the camera when I change lens. any suggestions.

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Re: black particles on focusingscreen

If the specks are just on your viewfinder focussing screen, they won't be on your pics. If they're on both your pics and focussing screen, you need to find someone else to clean your camera. Cleaning either your CCD sensor or your screen yourself can leave scratches. Changing lenses often can suck dust into the inside if the body is dusty. Try another repair shop for thorough cleaning - it shouldn't cost more than $50.

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