Small dust piece seen in viewfinder

Dec 10, 2005
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I have a Rebel XT and today I noticed a small eyelash shaped object in my viewfinder. It isn't in any of the pictures and it looks like it is on the piece of glass above the mirror if I look inside the lens mount. Is it worth trying to blow it off with a small blower and risk blowing dust onto the sensor or it better to just leave it alone since it won't show up in pictures?
 

ZOXXO

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Feb 1, 2003
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I wouldn't think twice about blowing it out in a clean environment.

Some people will place a damp cloth on the work surface for dust that blows out of the camera to cling to.

YMMV
 

ProviaFan

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I've used one of those "rocket blower" things to get similarly located dust removed from the viewfinder of my DSLR without issues. Go for it (carefully)!
 

Mrvile

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The "Rocket Blower" is something every photographer should have in his or her bag, DSLR or not.
 

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