Problem with D1

Started Apr 9, 2010 | Discussions thread
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hoosier122
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Problem with D1
Apr 9, 2010

I have a D1 that's older than I know.

I've been using it for 5 months without any problems.

About a month ago I started noticing that my images were becoming darker (regardless of mode/settings/lens).

Note: When I look through the view finder it looks like there are black dots, but these dots don't appear in the image, just darkness. For what it's worth the settings bar visible on the bottom of the viewfinder (the one that shows shutter spped, f/stop, exposure, etc...) is also dark.

After fiddling I discovered how to temporary resolve the problem. I can take a lens brush and wipe the mirror. The problem goes away for 10-20 minutes regardless of whether I'm shooting or the camera is sitting. Then viola the dots are visible through the viewfinder and the images become dark.

Thanks for your help.

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