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  •  Forget it (0+ / 0-)

    You were warned in the description.  

    Fungal?  The lenses had a fungus?

    •  The spores are like fine dust and lurk everywhere (5+ / 0-)
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      Annalize5, ipsos, JoanMar, jabney, Freedomfreak

      If any get into a lens, you've got fungus as soon as any moisture gets inside.  That moisture can arrive as very obvious rain, as subtler humidity, or as condensation when you move from a cold place to a warm place, like when you've been shooting outside in winter and go indoors.

      Professional cleaning can get rid of early outbreaks, but if the fungus isn't caught and treated effectively very soon, it permanently etches the lens coatings and reduces the quality of your images.  A fungal lens also becomes a threat to all your other lenses.

      I keep silica gel packets in each lens case and inspect for fungus regularly because I shoot in environments where fungus and condensation are both pretty likely (abandoned buildings, botanical conservatories).  Some photographers go a lifetime without encountering the problem, though - just like not everyone gets athlete's foot.  

      "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

      by KateCrashes on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 01:52:48 PM PST

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