A dirt on a A200 viewfinder from inside (not the mirror)
I found out there's a little pieco of dirt on my sony a200 viewfinder from the inner side.It can be seen from a distance, but when you look thru it it can't be seen at all. Is there a way i can fix it myself (to unscrew the viewfinder lid) ?Thanks a mill.
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Re: A dirt on a A200 viewfinder from inside (not the...
Never touch the mirror... it will leave a mark. Is it underneath the viewfinder ? If it's not in the viewfinder, how do you know you have dirt. If there is dirt on the sensor, that's a decent pro job. Special ways to get to the sensor and cleaning is a very tricky job.
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Dear anonymous When you say you can't get 2nd gear in I assume you took out to replace grease and now you are having issues with putting it all back together. With that in mind let me tell you what you may have done. Looking at the diagram of gears and shafts side by side (found on Internet under a200 manual) you need to find the older model a200 manual. Inside the shifting yoke is a divers key and that has to fit inside the yoke then carefully put back on the shaft while depressing that inner shaft spring I think you have left this out or out of place this keeping it from going back together and your getting 2nd gear on
Could you tell us more about your problem? The stabilizer might not be faulty and there might be a way of you making it useable, but there's no way of telling without additional info. The only thing to do is refer you to the user manual and hope it offers some help: Sony DSLR A200 manual
The viewfinder of your camera covers about 95% of the picture that is shot. So you should see less in the viewfinder than what is on your photo. So not only to the bottom, but also on top and on the sides, should be more on the picture than in your viewfinder. If the whole picture really shifts, and something is not on the picture, of what you saw in the viewfinder, something must be wrong with your camera. Was it ever dropped? because that could have shifted the pentaprism in the viewfinder. Or the mirror just behind the lens could be a little off?
As long as your pictures cover what you would have in the picture, and they are sharp, don't bother.
Your camera is working exactly as SLRs have worked for the first half-century since their invention. You frame the picture through the viewfinder then take the shot. The display is for menu settings and reviewing pictures after they've been taken. Newer DSLRs will let you use the display for picture-taking (and take videos) but the A200 belongs to the previous generation.
The camera already has a hot shoe that will accommodate a Sony flash unit or a third-party flash unit designed for Sony cameras. You don't need anything else (other than the camera and the flash unit, of course).
If it's still covered by the guarantee take it back. Before you do that, though, try using a different battery. If could be one of the connecters on the battery, or something in the battery iteslf. The fact that it briefly worked after hitting it suggests this may be the case.