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    Nikon F6: something funny in viewfinder

    I just noticed that when I look into the viewfinder of my F6, on the bottom part of the screen, there seems to be 2 areas that appear color distorted. It is somewhat like a faint rainbow, like oil on metal with different shades present. I don't know if I can describe it anymore accurately. Has anyone noticed this in their viewfinder, F6 or other recent Nikon SLR? The mirror is absolutely clean.

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    I haven't seen anything like that on mine, but mine is only a little over a month old.
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    I've noticed something similar on other (non-Nikon) SLRs' i've used throughout the years. I always figured the color distortion was due to a slight "prism effect" with some optic somewhere, bending light in a funny way. Just a guess though.

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    Could be an oily fingerprint on the outside part of the viewfinder.

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    Is there anything on your negatives that corresponds to the distortions? You would prefer to have a perfect view for composition and evaluation, but unless it affects your prints it is probably more of an irritation than anything else.

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    Do you wear glasses that might be polarized? This actually happens if you use them.

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    I have noticed nothing like that on mine. Like mentioned above it could be a fingerprint.

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    If you can see it , it's not on the mirror. Also if it's like a prismatic/rainbow effect, take a look at the focusing screen. Mainly the edge nearest the lens mount. Not being familiar with the F6, does it have interchangeable screens & if it does is there a fingerprint or smudge on the prism above the screen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    If you can see it , it's not on the mirror. Also if it's like a prismatic/rainbow effect, take a look at the focusing screen. Mainly the edge nearest the lens mount. Not being familiar with the F6, does it have interchangeable screens & if it does is there a fingerprint or smudge on the prism above the screen?
    It does have interchangeable screens, but unlike previous F series cameras, the screen is removed through the lens mount. Replacement screens come with a special type of tweezers to remove it (as far as I know) without touching the screen.
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll check the viewfinder tonight when I get home. I will also have to read the manual on how to get to the screen to see if this is the cause.



 

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