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How can I clean out the inside of my lense?

Every time I look throught the viewfinder I see a speck of dirt. I have cleaned the camera and the outside of the lense but it seems that the dirt is inside the lense. Is it possible to clean it?

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Dont worry about dust too much unless it actually affects your image sensor.check it by pointing to a white wall or sky with f put to it maximum like 32/22 , focus and take pictures.. if its problem with the lens then it will make prominent dark speckles on the image.. but if you get dark speckles even at lower f - stops like 1.4/3.5/5.6 then its dust in the sensor.

dont try cleaning your sensor yourself as you may spoil it and finally have to refer a service center of the brand .

Posted on Feb 06, 2013

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    Hi there , there is another possiblity, view finder dust is also visible if there is dust on the glass of the viewfinder, when you open the lens from the body and look in the mirror you can see some spots in it, clean the mirror and check.. if it is still there then check just above there is another glass like thing above with transluscent window , which is actually the prism for focal points.. just clean it gently and the dust will go.. you dont need to clean the sensor mostly // from my experience it mosly a problem with the outside compartment so you dont need to move the mirror up to reach the sensor..

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There are plenty of places on the web where you can buy a lens cleaning kit. These usually contain some form of air blower that can be used for removing dust.
Just be very careful, other wise you will end up with a scratch on your lens

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Your best bet is to take it to a professional and have them look at it. Otherwise you run the risk of damaging the lense permanently

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FG's are pretty tough old cameras. You can use a cloth and a lenspen brush, but be very careful of the shutter curtain...its delicate and if you damage it you might as well get another FG ($30 or so on Ebay). My first Nikon was an FG-20...still works like new.

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Hello, I very much doubt that a small piece of dirt on the lens is a problem. It is more likely that your sensor needs to be cleaned. Sensor dirt is more visible at small (f11 to f32) apertures. I expect that you are shooting bright snow with a small aperture & this is why you are seeing the problem. To check, try the following.
Set camera to Av, ISO 100.
take some photos of the sky, a blank wall, or some other featureless surface, as follows:
1 - Set aperture to highest possible f - number.
2 - set aperture to lowest f-number.
3 - repeat 1 with a different lens
4 - repeat 2 with a different lens.

I expect that you will see photo 1 and photo 3 will have identical smudges of dirt on them. Photos 2 and 4 should have no smudges. If this is the case, your problem is dirt on the camera sensor. The only way to fix it is to clean your sensor.

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If you still see the dirt in the viewfinder, are two possible remaining locations; the bottom surface of the prism located above the mirror or the mirror.
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remove the lens and look above the mirror at the bottom of the viewfinder prism. If it is dirty, clean it as you would clean a lens surface. The next place to look is the mirror.
CAUTION! The mirror, unlike the mirror over your bathroom sink, is front surfaced and there is no glass between you and the delicate and easily damaged coating. Hold the camera with the mirror facing down so that gravity will work in your favor. If that does not work, I would stop and take it to a camera repairman because you do not want to risk scratching the surface by using lens tissue or cleaner.

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