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We have 2 canon cameras, a 300d and a 20d, was about to take a picture (300d) when i saw a tiny bug walk from right to left across the focusing squares??? It also happened to my husbands 20d there were 2 bugs in his!
Have looked on line and have found out that they might be called Camera Mites and that they dont like being frozen, and to get rid of them you have to put the camera in the freezer!
Has anyone else had this happen? and if so how did you get rid of them??
Thanks for looking
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Put in bag and wrap up tight and stick in camera as i remember then freeze to kill the blighters.
Dont delay as they poo all over too lol
Seriouse i think it was overnight, but let camera come back to temp normal ok
Yes, do as yorkshireterrier says. I had this once and made the mistake of trying to hook the blighter out with a lens swab...the bug just disintegrated all over the focusing screen...
Sincerely hope you get this sorted but had to laugh at the thought of a 'blighter' strolling across your viewfinder's field of view then turning to wave just before exiting stage left.....or right
Camera mites used to live on the tiny bits of film debri which were edible gelatine and so were not in a hurry to leave.
A little different these days with DSLR's (no gelatine) and it may pay to leave the camera with the lens of facing downwards overnight and give this bugs a avenue off escape especially if they are hungry after being trapped ( proberly when changing lenses)..it worked for me.
Soak the camera in a bucket of Domestos. That will definately kill the bugs.
No guarantees for the camera, I'm afraid.......
Whilst the freezer treatment "will not get rid of them", freezing overnight kills them off.
They camera ideally needs to be in an airtight bag or box during freezing and for 2-3 hours after removal to avoid condensation issues.
Perhaps more important is where are they coming from to affect 2 camera bodies? Cleaning out any camera bags etc is a good starting point.
I had a camera bug in an old Nikon camera for 10 years . This one used to walk across the screen regularly to say Hello. It was still there when I sold it to Jessops.
Thanks guys :o)
The house we are currently living in is full of bugs thankfully not fleas but woodworm and deathwatch beetle are constant house guests, have cleaned out bags and have invested in some air tight boxes. Unfortunately we have run out of domestos but thanks for all your help!
"DSLR Owner Keeps pet Mouse In Camera..."
When asked "how"? he says - "Well, it nipped in while I was changing lenses. I didn't want to disturb the poor thing and we get along together just fine"
p.s. I made that up btw
I used to have them in an old Canon AE1 many years ago. Dunno why but I could see them ok in the viewer, but try as I might I couldn't ever manage to take a piccy of them! Hmmmmmmmmmm.
Quote: I used to have them in an old Canon AE1 many years ago. Dunno why but I could see them ok in the viewer, but try as I might I couldn't ever manage to take a piccy of them! Hmmmmmmmmmm.
Did that not really BUG you??????
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