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    Hey guys, i Realised that is one patch of Small fungus inside my 3rd group of my 55-200mm Nikon lens. Went to service centre and They quoted me around $240. They told me fungus won't affect image quality. Should I get it cleaned?

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    hmmm $240 to clean a lens that probably isn't worth that much in the first place... I'd be extremely reluctant.

    May I suggest:
    a) live with it
    b) find a more affordable alternative to get the fungus cleaned
    c) purchase another lens
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    Thanks (: How do you clean it otherwise?

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    Hmm does anybody knows if the fungus will spread to another group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkemiOgre View Post
    Thanks (: How do you clean it otherwise?
    Do a search here for "lens cleaning". Thus topic comes up every week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkemiOgre View Post
    Hmm does anybody knows if the fungus will spread to another group?
    Of course it can and will spread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkemiOgre View Post
    Hmm does anybody knows if the fungus will spread to another group?
    Fungus spores are everywhere and germinate under suitable environmental conditions:


    Fungus on Lenses


    in another word, fungus spores are probably landed your lenses on the day you un-boxed them, they just waiting for the right condition to grow, so does it really matter you put your fungus infested lens back into your dry cabinet or dry box or camera bag or quarantined it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkemiOgre View Post
    Hmm does anybody knows if the fungus will spread to another group?
    your best hope is to sun it and kill the fungus with the heat.
    don't use your oven though
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkemiOgre View Post
    Hey guys, i Realised that is one patch of Small fungus inside my 3rd group of my 55-200mm Nikon lens. Went to service centre and They quoted me around $240. They told me fungus won't affect image quality. Should I get it cleaned?
    Recent wts sell posts for the lens:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/buy-s...4-5-6g-ed.html

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/buy-s...-200mm-vr.html

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    LOL he kena CSI. No mention of the fungus either hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    LOL he kena CSI. No mention of the fungus either hahaha
    Not the same lens I guess. Shierwin is just sharing the market value
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Fungus spores are everywhere and germinate under suitable environmental conditions:


    Fungus on Lenses

    ki thin

    in another word, fungus spores are probably landed your lenses on the day you un-boxed them, they just waiting for the right condition to grow, so does it really matter you put your fungus infested lens back into your dry cabinet or dry box or camera bag or quarantined it?
    i think you can't put together
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    Quote Originally Posted by steventay View Post
    i think you can't put together

    i think this is what uncle ben shared. spores are there already (and all the while in the air). it doesn't make much of a difference even if you quarantine. but if you don't provide the conditions for it to grow or germinate, even if the fungus is there, it can't spread.

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    If you are very sensitive to the fungus in your lens, why not?

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