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Offline Wildmoreway

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Lens Fungus
« on: September 12, 2012, 12:58:37 PM »
I was examining a Tamron 28 to 200 lens today where normal attempts at cleaning the font element had failed and on cose examintion, it looked as if there was internal fungus on the lens. Another final try this time by the discredited method of breathing on it and using a cotton bud and the "apparent" fungus turned out to be on the outside of the lens and was succesfully removed. A further check of an old Ensinor Pentax fit lens that appeared to have the same problem was then solved in the same way. So the moral is before casting the lens out and all else has failed, try warm breath and a cotton bud.

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Re: Lens Fungus
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 01:06:50 PM »
:D  Necessity is the mother of invention - as I well know.

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.  ~Minor White

Gear - Sony Alpha77 /Minolta 300mm f4 /Tamron XR DiII SP 17-50mm f2.8 / Minolta 28-80mm/Tamron Di 90mm macro . And various slaves/lights and studio stuff.