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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 1-series viewfinder focus wonky when tilted up, rattling sound, anyone had this? |
So, like the subject line says... when I tilt my 1D4 up, I hear a rattling sound and the viewfinder image goes way out of focus. When I tilt it back down, another rattle and the viewfinder image stabilizes. Sometimes I need to shake it a bit to make the image stabilize.
Actual focus is not affected, only the viewfinder image; i.e., I can trip the shutter, and the photo will come out fine (assuming it was in focus before the tilt or I autofocused before shooting).
It's clear to me that something is moving around when it shouldn't, on at least two axes. Has anyone experienced this? Might there be something missing around the focus screen, leaving it some "wiggle room?" Or, yikes, could the mirror be loose? I've taken the body cap off and played "shake, rattle, and roll" with it over my head trying to see what's moving, but haven't been able to see anything out of order yet.
I bought it used and still have about a month to send it in for service by the reseller, but I'd hate to do that as it's my main camera, it works perfectly otherwise, and I don't want to be without it. So I'm hoping this is a common, user-serviceable situation I just haven't encountered yet, and someone will make me feel stupid by posting a Youtube link. Come on, Youtube link.