Spec in View Finder -- where do I look?

Started Dec 13, 2003 | Discussions thread
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Charles C Lloyd
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Spec in View Finder -- where do I look?
Dec 13, 2003

I haven't changed lenses in several days and, all of the sudden, a black spec appears in my view finder (upper left quadrant). I tried cleaning the part where the eyeball gets close (that was surprisingly filthy, but not where the spec is). I took off the lens and looked around at the mirror and the thing where the mirror reflects toward, but, even with a bright flashlight, could not see this spec. Where else could it be and how would I access it?

[Its not on the sensor as it doesn't appear in the pics. Its not in the lens as it still show up when the lens is off. Its not on the mirror as that's quite easy to see. The area where the mirror reflects toward is harder to see, but I looked long and hard to no avail.]

The other day I went to... no wait, that was someone else.
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