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    hi there,

    i think my nikon lense got fungus all over. i left it it my camera bag n forgot to keep back in drybox. think its so bad becos of recent week-long rainy days.

    any kind soul can tell me what to do? can i clean it myself? or must send to nikon or any other place to clean it? how much would it cost?

    thks in advance.

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    Default Re: fungus on lense

    i dun think u'll be able to clean it urself,
    because u dun have any proper tools to open the lens, unless u prepared to scratches the front and rear lock.

    u can send to nikon with more expensive but good and guarantee service, OR send to any camera repair center or "camera hospital" for cleaning.

    the decision is up to you.
    i would say IF it's a good and gems lens... of course it SHOULD go back to nikon,
    if it's somethign cheapo. u can send it to 3rd party.
    and if i were u, if it's cheapo. i'll try to clean it myself OR live with it.

    (imagine that u r having some mate when u r shooting, they company u all the way fromt he beginning tilt he end of shooting session, u r no more lonely, it's somehow a good way to work thing out right? hehehe kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenman49
    hi there,

    i think my nikon lense got fungus all over. i left it it my camera bag n forgot to keep back in drybox. think its so bad becos of recent week-long rainy days.

    any kind soul can tell me what to do? can i clean it myself? or must send to nikon or any other place to clean it? how much would it cost?

    thks in advance.
    Woah!!!
    I thought fungus only grew over a longer period of time...

    I better keep my stuff in the box all the time from now..
    Used to leaving it in my bag sometimes...

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    Default Re: fungus on lense

    Quote Originally Posted by zenman49
    hi there,

    i think my nikon lense got fungus all over. i left it it my camera bag n forgot to keep back in drybox. think its so bad becos of recent week-long rainy days.

    any kind soul can tell me what to do? can i clean it myself? or must send to nikon or any other place to clean it? how much would it cost?

    thks in advance.
    ha ha ha. i had similar experience.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    I too have the impression that Fungus will take some time to grow.

    How long does it take for fungus to appear on e lense?

    Thanks

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    I ever took apart a canon 28-105mm USM Lens that I bought from a fellow CSer to clean 3 speck of fungus on one of the inner element. How I did it was to take a photo of every step just incase I forgot how to fix it back. The lens is working fine now.

    Can try but if not confident, just leave it to the expert.

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    Default Re: Fungus on lense

    Can try NSC, TCW etc..

    But how long was the lens left in the bag???

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    thks all for the reply...

    the lense was left in my bag for about a month or so. anyway, my friend offer to help me clean. hopefully everything fine.

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