by ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq

Submit your Photo
Hall of Fame

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Photography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My DSLR got some dusts on the viewfinder [eye piece]. I've cleaned the both the mirrors [the focus screen] but it looks like the dusts are on where we put our eye.

Should I clean it [dust may find way to the sensor?] or it's best to ignore as there is no effect on the IQ.Dust in view finder

share|improve this question

This happens and while it has no effect on image-quality, it is quite distracting. It looks like you have quite a few and its a good time to clean it.

They make special cleaning tools for that which is basically the same as a lens pen but smaller. The key is not to wet your camera because it is not weather-sealed. Otherwise you can even just rinse it which I've done several times with a number of DSLRs.

share|improve this answer

This is normal. This will effect only when capturing using manual mode. Difficult to find correct focus when dust form on view finder mirror. You can clear with lens cleaning kit, which are available in market.

share|improve this answer
What is "This will effect only when capturing using manual mode" supposed to mean. Of course it will affect all shooting modes in the same way. – Hugo May 9 '14 at 7:28
and it won't affect the recorded image in any way, if it is indeed on the eyepiece. – jwenting May 9 '14 at 7:37
@jwenting I agree. This is a misleading answer and even if it's unintentional I'm going to vote it down until it's corrected. – Hugo May 9 '14 at 7:41

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.