« on: July 03, 2014, 12:33:50 AM »
I had a speck like that, it worked it's way out after a few weeks.
Thank you for the response, Neuro. Perhaps it's just a natural occurrence then?
I'll try to tell the little voice in the back of my mind to shut up and ignore it. Hopefully mine will work their way out too over a few weeks of usage.
I'll be annoyed with those two specks. Hope the specks will go away as Neuro said.
Since I'm 15mins away from Canon service center, Irvine, CA, I would send it in for cleaning.
Honestly, Dylan...the specks did drive me nuts. I went asylum crazy this afternoon and removed the focusing screen and attempted to remove the superimposed display. I only got as far as removing the upper bracket (the one you see when you take the lens off with the two little screws holding it in place).
As soon as I got the bracket off I realized I was in over my head with this camera maintenance wise. I blew some air at the superimposed screen, got one speck of dust off and attempted to put the bracket back. First the bracket fell into the camera...and was caught by the focusing screen bracket which was already dropped down; saved my mirror. Then, after using tweezers to pull the bracket out a screw fell on the floor. 3.5 hours later, I found it!!!! w00t!
The downside is I managed to get my second speck of dust back in behind the superimposed display during the whole ordeal. So I basically accomplished nothing, other than learning my mental breaking point. lol
This afternoon has been one of the most hilarious and frustrating episodes of my life in recent memory. My friend came over and told me I'm deranged; I tend to agree at this point.
I'd send it into CPS, but I have some events coming up that I need the camera for...and Canon Canada is sllllooow to return things, even with their 5 day turn-around for CPS Gold members. I'll just tough it out and hope the specks go away. I'm sure that in the course of the camera's life it'll only get more.