Focusing screen falls out of socket on Canon EOS 6D

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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tk421dk New Member • Posts: 10
Focusing screen falls out of socket on Canon EOS 6D

Hi i searched the forums but couldn't find an entry with this issue.

Every 100 or so exposures my focus screen placeholder opens and the focusing screen drops into the housing on the mirror which drastically messes up the usability of both the viewfinder and mirror.

This morning as I was dropping of my son at day-care I wanted to take a picture. When I looked through the viewfinder the focusing screen was loose again and I had missed the shot i wanted.

It is really annoying. I feel like a cannot trust my camera to be ready when I need it.
This is the fourth time it happens.

The spring holding the FS socket in place seem tight and firm with no looseness or wobbling.
I have taken a short video with my iPhone.

Please take a look and let me know if you have any idea what is causing this and how it may be fixed.


Check the video where I show not that it drops out but that it is firmly in place. or at least i am lead to believe.

Canon EOS 6D
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