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    Default Please tell me it's not fungus!

    Look at the greyish lines in the background (top right) - appears in many of my recent photos, especially the ones that are slightly underexposed. Photo was taken with a 3 year old 20D and a brand new Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.

    Time for a trip to the servicing centre! But is this a common sight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by padme View Post
    Look at the greyish lines in the background (top right) - appears in many of my recent photos, especially the ones that are slightly underexposed. Photo was taken with a 3 year old 20D and a brand new Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.

    Time for a trip to the servicing centre! But is this a common sight?

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    It looks like it. Too bad.

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    What do they do to the camera at the service centre when there's fungus? Is the damage permanent?

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    Looks like it. Time to see the doctor.

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    Try again with a higher f-stop to get a clearer picture of it. But it looks like a decent fungus colony. Hope is has not eaten into any coating. Good luck!

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    'Fungus colony' *shudder* - well it looks obvious enough in this pic to cause me plenty of distress and dismay. Heard that there is no 'cure' for fungus growth on sensors - do I have any options other than junking my 20D and getting a new camera?

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    In fact... if the fungus is growing on my camera body (I'm assuming it is on the sensor and not on my brand new lens), would my lens run the risk of 'catching' the fungus spores? :S

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    I think it's your lens, not your body.

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    Whatever it is, time to go and clean... looks really bad...

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    Yes, definitely signs of a fungus colony thriving there. If that pic is the full-frame, then it's pretty extensive too. Send it to the CSC, should cost you ~$120, that's what my 300D cost was for removal of fungus from the sensor.

    Also, I think yes, the fungus can "spread" from body to lens. Each time you open/close the shutter, you kindda like "kacau" the fungus, and spores can be released and travel to stick onto your lens, risking an illegal immigrant crossing the border...

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    Yeah, Padme on panic mode now - and in deep regret for not getting a better dry box, and for neglecting my poor 20D for some time. But after doing some reading up on the net, it appears that most of this fungus can be dealt with by the professionals at the servicing centre - I'm paying them a visit TOMORROW. Keeping my fingers crossed that the fungus has not etched into the glass yet.

    For the benefit of those who are reading this thread and may wish to learn more about fungus, check these webbys out:

    http://www.mypentax.com/Fungus.html
    http://reviews.cnet.com/Digital_came...as&nodeId=6501
    http://reviews.cnet.com/9602-12576_7...sageID=2508270

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    Quote Originally Posted by padme View Post
    Yeah, Padme on panic mode now - and in deep regret for not getting a better dry box, and for neglecting my poor 20D for some time. But after doing some reading up on the net, it appears that most of this fungus can be dealt with by the professionals at the servicing centre - I'm paying them a visit TOMORROW. Keeping my fingers crossed that the fungus has not etched into the glass yet.

    For the benefit of those who are reading this thread and may wish to learn more about fungus, check these webbys out:

    http://www.mypentax.com/Fungus.html
    http://reviews.cnet.com/Digital_came...as&nodeId=6501
    http://reviews.cnet.com/9602-12576_7...sageID=2508270
    Good luck and do let us know about the fate of your camera!
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    I am sure CS-er "fatigue" is able to help you.Professional service and excellent rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padme View Post
    Look at the greyish lines in the background (top right) - appears in many of my recent photos, especially the ones that are slightly underexposed. Photo was taken with a 3 year old 20D and a brand new Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.

    Time for a trip to the servicing centre! But is this a common sight?
    Yeap, looks like it but I know of some folks who wants those in their lens. Well, that's the beauty of art, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windwaver View Post
    Yeap, looks like it but I know of some folks who wants those in their lens. Well, that's the beauty of art, isn't it?
    what!
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    Quote Originally Posted by padme View Post
    Yeah, Padme on panic mode now - and in deep regret for not getting a better dry box, and for neglecting my poor 20D for some time. But after doing some reading up on the net, it appears that most of this fungus can be dealt with by the professionals at the servicing centre - I'm paying them a visit TOMORROW. Keeping my fingers crossed that the fungus has not etched into the glass yet.

    For the benefit of those who are reading this thread and may wish to learn more about fungus, check these webbys out:

    http://www.mypentax.com/Fungus.html
    http://reviews.cnet.com/Digital_came...as&nodeId=6501
    http://reviews.cnet.com/9602-12576_7...sageID=2508270
    Don't skimp on a dry cabinet...especially in SG climate. It's like buying insurance.

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    My sympathy.... looked really extensive! Better ask service centre to check your lens as well cos turbulence from the shutter most likely had transferred some spores to it
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    It looks like fungus on the bandpass filter of your camera.
    Somebody sent me a camera with a similar problem. CSC or 3rd party...no worries, it can be cleaned. The best option is to have the filter replaced.
    You can simply buy the filter from those guys who converted their cameras to full time IR.
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    You want me to tell you its not fungus right? Ok. Lo. Its not fungus.
    But, frankly, its FUNGUS!
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    fungus.
    pretty sure

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