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Originally Posted by mz-n10 View Post

uh.....a DSLR should only have 1 mirror inside...
why dont you take a picture of the spots so we can see what you are talking about. Because if it is on the mirror/focusing screen you just wipe these off yourself with lens wipes. If it is on the sensor i would recommend you to take it into a store to clean it.

He might be actually seeing the penta-mirror that the D40 and other lower end DSLRs use instead of a pentra-prism
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post #12 of 17
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ya sorry that is exactly what im talking about didnt know the name for it now i do tongue.gif i didnt have a whole lot to spend on a camera ($300) so i got a d40 at a local pawn shop its a great camera though ive taken a few really good shots with it
i bought a +10 macro lens off ebay and a x2 telephoto and a few lens filters and i got a 8gb SDHC
not the best but for only $300 its a good camera and since my other options were the $100 range digitals im VERY happy with having a DSLR
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you paid 300 for a pawn shop d40?
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ya $260+tax and they wanted 479 for a i think canon 50d rebel and like 379 for a D80 they arent cheap and the only shop in town with DSLR's and since they go for around $400 online with lens used i figured 260 for one wasnt to bad
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The only "shop" in town? Lol, where the hell do you live?
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well there is a lot of electronics stores and pawn shops and ect but the retail stores around here want crazy amounts for DSLR cameras the cheap off brand ones are $600+ (a nikon or canon start in the $900 range) and theres nothing at all under about 600. the one i bought mine from was the only pawn shop with DSLR cameras the others just had the cheap digital ones or this one pawn shop had 1 but they wanted $400 for it and it was the oldest dslr ive ever seen and probably about 1.2mp or something and looked pretty beat up
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A cleaning shouldn't be too expensive. If you don't have a real camera shop in your town, hopefully a city isn't too far away. I have an old guy down in Cinci who cleans mine and sensor mirrors et al is about $45.
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