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Offline Blazeabago

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Possible scratched mirror
« on: February 02, 2014, 11:30:43 PM »
Long story short. My camera fell from couch on to carpet. A piece from the kit lens broke inside the body and looks to have scratched my mirror. I cant see these scratches on neither the pictures or through view finder. It just drives me crazy they are there but dont know if it is worth me sending it back to canon to look over or just live with it. I replaced the kit lens with a cheaper 18-55mm non is version of lens and am planning to get a tamron 70-200 mm in the next year. Hoping this t2i will make it a little longer till i can afford to jump up to an upgrade on the body. Not sure if mirror will make any difference or is worth replacing

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: Possible scratched mirror
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 06:54:24 AM »
I wouldn't think that the scratches would make any difference; they're not going to be part of the photo - period! So it's only if you see them in the viewfinder (which you say you don't) or if it affects quick-focus. I'll be honest, with no real symptoms, I think you're itching for an excuse to upgrade ;) why don't you set yourself a timescale, or financial goal, and treat yourself to the upgrade when it's appropriate?

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Re: Possible scratched mirror
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 10:19:24 AM »
Yes, like Andy wrote it won't effect your photos.  The mirror is there so you can use the viewfinder.  When you take a shot it flips out of the way of the shutter.

Offline Blazeabago

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Re: Possible scratched mirror
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 05:33:09 PM »
I am sticking with it for now!  I do want to upgrade but i want to have some better lenses to go with the move. Plus it will be easier sell to wife if i have more invested in lens to upgrade the body. I dont know if the af has been affected or not. The nifty fifty is kinda sluggish to focus anyway. 

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Re: Possible scratched mirror
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 05:42:58 PM »
A scratch on the mirror won't cause problems with anything. I wouldn't hesitate to keep it, sell it, or to buy a used camera with a scratch on the mirror. It's irrelevant.

Focus systems use more than enough points that a scratch won't cause problems, and the mirror is up and out of the way when you're actually taking a picture.

No problem at all.
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Offline Doodle

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Re: Possible scratched mirror
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 06:06:47 PM »
I am sticking with it for now!  I do want to upgrade but i want to have some better lenses to go with the move. Plus it will be easier sell to wife if i have more invested in lens to upgrade the body. I dont know if the af has been affected or not. The nifty fifty is kinda sluggish to focus anyway.

For a small fee, I'm sure we could arrange to have all these responses changed to better reflect a definitive need for a new body since that scratch MUST have totally ruined your camera somehow! 
That way, you can show the wife how all of these pros/enthusiasts/wannabes agree that the body just needs to be replaced.
<nudgenudgewinkwink>  ::)
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

Offline Blazeabago

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Re: Possible scratched mirror
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 10:45:38 PM »
Ohh that would work fine!  I will have a new camera in 2 days from amazon prime!  I have to!  You know to justify the free 2 day shipping to be a member!