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    Default If i put a fungus-infected lens in the dry cab with other lenses/bodies....

    will the other lenses and bodies get infected?

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    i believe it will spread

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    Hi,
    Not sure whether the fungus will spread but I think it's better not to take this risk.

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    Fungus will only grow in humid condition. So, i believe it won't propagate to other lenses.

    Just my theory
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    So, what's the verdict?

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    it won't spread like flu is to human to human.

    fungus is an isolated case in a lens or camera body. it won't spread just because one party is infected with fungus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silver.wolf
    Fungus will only grow in humid condition. So, i believe it won't propagate to other lenses.

    Just my theory

    they grow in almost any type of environment

    fungal spores are everywhere

    as long as there's abit of moisture, pH and medium for it to grow..it will

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    I believe fungus reproduce by the method of spores and they are air-borne. While fungus does need a moist conditon to grow, the spores need not be passed on only in that kind of condition.

    So better be safe then sorry. Why don't you just go get the lens cleaned?

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    Unless there is a contact btw the infected lens and other equipment, i dun think it will affect the other equipment. But play safe, it is to clean the lens or dun put the infected lens into the dry box since it is already infected. So no point putting it into the drybox risking the rests to be infected too. Cheers.

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    Fungus spores are hardy and will survive almost any environment. It will (or already has) spread to your camera body, and from your body to the other lenses. The fungus will not grow when inside the dry cab though, but when conditions are right, it will.

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