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    Hi guys, i was doing some spring cleaning and dug up one of my father's old film lens which is obviously not stored well. For those who are wondering what lens fungus looks like, here's a really bad case of it

    Let's start from the exterior:



    There's also fungus on both the front and rear element:





    Don't ever let this happen to your lenses

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    the exterior looks similar to dried sweat
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Cool... Looks well forested

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    Thanks for sharing. That looks really bad!

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    Is that really fungus ?
    I just bought a 2nd hand 17-50mm that has something that like ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    the exterior looks similar to dried sweat
    Look like it but don't really know, seems like something with the rubber as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pointEIGHT View Post
    Is that really fungus ?
    I just bought a 2nd hand 17-50mm that has something that like ..
    Yes its really fungus. You sure it looks something like that on your lens? This is already a really advanced case, the fungus should have already eaten into the lens coating.

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    soon i can see mushrooms growing alr =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pointEIGHT
    Is that really fungus ?
    I just bought a 2nd hand 17-50mm that has something that like ..
    Better get it checked, and keep it away from other lenses

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86
    Hi guys, i was doing some spring cleaning and dug up one of my father's old film lens which is obviously not stored well. For those who are wondering what lens fungus looks like, here's a really bad case of it

    Let's start from the exterior:

    There's also fungus on both the front and rear element:

    Don't ever let this happen to your lenses
    Thanks for sharing what we wouldn't like to see on our lens. Gross...

    Quote Originally Posted by 2pointEIGHT
    Is that really fungus ?
    I just bought a 2nd hand 17-50mm that has something that like ..
    Wa the seller didn't tell u what's that?

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    can make it into lens cup.. haha! made from real lens barrel, just like DRTV did..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayusuputra View Post
    can make it into lens cup.. haha! made from real lens barrel, just like DRTV did..
    Haha I dunno what kind of sickness I will get from it if I really made it into a cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayusuputra
    can make it into lens cup.. haha! made from real lens barrel, just like DRTV did..
    Hahaha I love Digitalrev TV. Their awesome! However I don't think that's a real 300mm L lens. It might be, just that it's been broken already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pointEIGHT
    Is that really fungus ?
    I just bought a 2nd hand 17-50mm that has something that like ..
    U didn't inspect the lens? This stage of fungus infection takes years, the previous owner keep then lens beneath the sink or what?

    It would have damaged the glass badly.

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    You should take a picture using that lens (if its still workable) and also post how the picture will look like with fungus lens.
    Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleshem View Post
    You should take a picture using that lens (if its still workable) and also post how the picture will look like with fungus lens.
    Peace.
    and risk getting the camera infected...well done
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Haha I dunno what kind of sickness I will get from it if I really made it into a cup
    haha! yeah.. please don't drink from it.. the eBay page for the DRTV 300mm L also states that we should not drink from it, and that one is without fungus!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdevilzz View Post
    Hahaha I love Digitalrev TV. Their awesome! However I don't think that's a real 300mm L lens. It might be, just that it's been broken already.
    yes, that is real one! check out the eBay page for it.. damn funny.. haha!

    TS, try to get some sample pictures form the lens, i don't think pairing up your camera a minute or two with the lens will infect it.. just don't use it very long.. haha! less than a minute should be fine.. haha!
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    oh, i just notice it.. i could use that 55mm filter.. haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleshem View Post
    You should take a picture using that lens (if its still workable) and also post how the picture will look like with fungus lens.
    Peace.
    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    and risk getting the camera infected...well done
    Haha I won't ever risk it by mounting the lens on my camera. Even if I want to, I can't, the lens is a Canon FD mount and i'm using a Nikon.

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    Wow... Show this to Farmville people. For sure they will ask if they can harvest.

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