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    So no other methods are possible and nobody else's experience is valid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    So no other methods are possible and nobody else's experience is valid?
    If that was in response to my post, I don't see how I said or implied that.

    What I should have added was that the wet method should be used when a blower/brush isn't enough.

    Other methods are certainly possible (ultrasound anyone?), just that I've successfully used the washing method many times to remove gunk more serious than dust from a focusing screen.
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    Rol, We were composing at about the same time. I didn't see you response even though you posted about 5 min before me. I was refering to the posting before yours that seems to call every one elses experience "dubious".

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    This probably won't be too popular of an opinion, but 9 times out of 10 it isn't worth cleaning the focussing screen. The dust (and scratches) generally won't really make it more difficult to focus and it certainly won't affect the image on the film. Sure, dust specks may be annoying but thats about all they generally are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    So no other methods are possible and nobody else's experience is valid?
    yup, thats how it is around these parts,you'll get used to it.


    i obviously can't tell you how to clean the screen but I can tell you what won't work.

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    ... and not sandpaper, steel wool, or bristle brushes!

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    yeah, oh and i forgot Zipstrip

    I wonder if an ultrasonic cleaner would work if you could suspend it , hhmmm gonna fire up the Branson....

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