24th September 2004, 08:59 PM
Is it advisable to buy lens that had fungus but is already serviced/cleaned?
24th September 2004, 09:27 PM
Depends on the condition of the lens, usually a fungal infection if its bad will etch the coating of the lens. You'd tend to get more flare off this lens. I'm not saying you shouldn't buy, but I'd probably wouldn't
24th September 2004, 11:16 PM
No, unless you're really hard up.
- Fungus spores can stay latent for years. They will start growing when at the first opportunity available. They can also spread (via the camera) to other lenses.
- A serviced lens may not be as well aligned or calibrated as when assembled at the factory.
- The coatings, the most important (and expensive) part, may have been eaten away, or partially eaten away.
24th September 2004, 11:53 PM
I think personally I won't buy, as chance is it will grow again if not well kept.
Even if price is good.
25th September 2004, 10:17 AM
If place inside a dry cab, will it still spread?
Originally Posted by ST1100
25th September 2004, 03:25 PM
When I buy some thing, I expect to get my money's worth.
Originally Posted by therat
Besides, you never know what problems the lens may give you in the future, so why take that risk and feeling sorry for yourself later that you wasted money on a lousy lens should anything really happen?
The fungus may stop, or slow down inside the dry cabinet but frankly speaking, I rather not take chances.
Better to be safe than sorry.
Just my two cents worth.
26th September 2004, 01:06 AM