I am curious about the whys of fungus on our lens & filters, also if equipment is more resistant today.
How does Fungus get a start on lens & filters? Just moisture, or moisture, dust & Spores?
What besides very low moisture, can prevent fungus from getting started?
I made a dry box from a 50cal ARMY Ammo can with rubber seal, & the small square disecatant they use in small Gun safes. You can bake this drier @ 325 degrees for 1.5 hrs to return it to blue.
Wondering aloud if their were any chips or wafers, that gave off an antifungal gas safe for plastics & coated glass. I have seen a lot of clean glass on 50s & 60s Cameras for sale today, just kept in a sock drawer in an AC house. Also special plastic bags that keep metals like Guns & Knives, rust free with a vapor given off inside the bag.
The round spots I thought were fungus on my 1950s +2 lens has no spider web effect at all. Any ideas what the round translucent spots are & if I can use a cleaner to remove them? The lens fits a Kodak #55 adaptor for the Zeiss Ikon Contessa, & yet the red & green screw in Waltz filters are spotless, my Dad never used any of them.
Thanks for your help.