« on: July 03, 2014, 07:00:34 PM »
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.
Honestly, dust specs on a DSLR screen are normal. If you haven't any now you will have eventually, it's inevitable. Just ignore it, or you may start noticing the 'floaters' in your eyes too !
I'm doing my best to so far!
One quick question: since the dust is on the focus screen or super imposed display, is there the potential for the dust to ever effect the autofocusing of the camera?
Dust on the focusing screen: no. The AF marks are just to show you where the AF is, they are not connected to the AF in any way. Dust on the AF sensor sat in the bottom of the mirror box; another thing. Many people seem not to want to accept this, but dust / dirt here can make AF malfunction, normally only one effected point at a time though. So if ever one of our AF points appears to lose accuracy or stop working give the mirror box ( with mirror up) a good vac and blow job.
Thanks again for the response! All really great information. I counted around 30 dust specks that must have gone before the SI plate, about four of which are really noticeable. Seems like using the camera earlier today hoped it collect some more specks. July is a pretty insane month photography wise for me, so maybe in August I'll send it in. I've decided it does need to be cleaned, it's just finding the opportune time.
Interesting choice of words haha.