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Mirror cleaning what is the best method for cleaning the camera mirror


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Never touch the mirror! If there's something on it, take it to an expert. Why do you need to clean the mirror anyway? It's out of the way during a shot on a DSLR...that is what you have...isn't it? You didn't say.
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Mirror cleaning what is the best method for cleaning the camera mirror


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Camera probably needs cleaning.


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