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Cleaning dirt from viewfinder

yukoner

Member
I have an SD14.

How difficult and safe is it to dismantle the assembly that holds the prism and viewfinder in order to remove particles of dirt lodged within.

Anyone know of a tutorial for such a cleaning?

Norm
 

iMac

Active Member
Viewfinder Assembly/Disassembly Tutorial

Yes, if such a tutorial exists indeed it would!

Regards,

iMac
 

iMac

Active Member
Hi Steaphany,

Yes, but we need Instructions on how to disassemble & reassemble the SD14 Viewfinder for cleaning purposes.

Perhaps someone who has installed a specialist SD14 focussing screen may enlighten us?

The manufacturers of these specialist focussing screens usually provide installation instructions.

Regards,

iMac
 

Steaphany

Well-Known Member
I've seen those for sale on ebay. The only instructions are to lay the camera body down on the camera's back, take off the lens, and reach inside with tweezers to remove the existing and install the new screen. Seems like it just snaps in place.

I have not seen anything from Sigma regarding this.

I figured a generic viewfinder cleaning method was better than nothing until we can get answers from Sigma directly.
 

iMac

Active Member
Hi Steaphany,

Katz Eye Focussing Screens provide instructions for fitting their focussing screen to the Sigma SD10. (Google for Katz Eye Optical)

I understand that they are still evaluating the possibility of a focussing screen for the SD14.

Apparently these screens transform the dslr, much better than the AF system especially for low light work. Users laud their praises, much like SD14 users!

I've seen ebay advertising an SD14 complete with Katz Eye focussing screen, so some bright spark has the know how!

Regards,

iMac
 

iMac

Active Member
SD14 Viewfinder Assembly/Disassembly Tutorial

Hi,

I have managed to successfully Remove, Clean & Replace the SD14 Focussing Screen.

For details, please see my post on Cleaning the SD14 Sensor & Viewfinder.

Regards to all,

iMac
 
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