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Old 10-12-2008, 10:28   #1 (permalink)
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The sensor cleaning thread was both interesting and valuable for me. I have a grease streak on the mirror of my 5D and I should be grateful for any suggestions on how best to clean it.
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Re: Mirror Cleaning on DSLR

The mirror is incredibly delicate, and the coating is very, VERY thin. If you can live with it, I'd do that, but if it is intrusive in the veiwfinder, I can only think of a cotton bud and some pure alcohol such as IsoPropyl Alcohol or at a pinch some gin or vodka.

Enough to wet the surface, but without flooding it. You might well end up with some smear marks that might respond to another clean, but I doubt that you will end up with there being no trace of any cleaning being done. You might also scatch the coating.
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Re: Mirror Cleaning on DSLR

I haven't had to clean the mirror very often, but my method is...

Wrap a microweave cloth around the end of a cotton bud. (The bud on its own can shed fibres.) Apply a couple of drops of spectacle cleaning fluid (I use Boots' own brand - good for lenses too!). Rub very gently because, as Dabs says, the coating is very thin. You may need to do it two or three times if the grease is stubborn. If some streaks remain, use the same method but with the cloth barely damp.
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I,ve used the silkstone method and it worked really fine, but very,very gently does it!
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Re: Mirror Cleaning on DSLR

Thank you all for that advice. I can live with it so I will for now. The reason I want to clean it is to keep up the resale value of my 5D when I sell it and purchase the 5D mk2.
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