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    I had put some mothballs in my camera bag.

    So far, the lens looks clear.

    Would you like to try and feedback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I had put some mothballs in my camera bag.

    So far, the lens looks clear.

    Would you like to try and feedback?
    no thanks...I'll pass on this one. I rather dump in ineffective silica gels over this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I had put some mothballs in my camera bag.

    So far, the lens looks clear.

    Would you like to try and feedback?
    Don't.

    Mothballs are probably Naphthalene and Paradichlorobenzene.
    The balls get smaller as the chemicals evaporate into fumes over time.
    The chemicals are supposed to keep pests away.
    They may be corrosive to your delicate camera equipment and the lenses/coatings.
    If you don't believe, keep an expensive lens inside a sealed plastic bag with many mothballs for 6 months.
    After 6 months take out your lens and check.

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    so smelly...

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    TS must be joking
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    Quote Originally Posted by small pig View Post
    TS must be joking
    Make as much sense as frying and microwaving silica gel with carcinogenic cobalt chloride in their kitchen.
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    Default Re: Mothballs- naphthalene for camera bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I had put some mothballs in my camera bag.
    So far, the lens looks clear.
    Would you like to try and feedback?
    Have you told the fungus spores about the mothballs? If not, where shall the fungus know what to do? After all, fungus is not an insect.
    Must be fun opening your bag somewhere indoors ... maybe not for those just next to you.
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    Default Re: Mothballs- naphthalene for camera bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I had put some mothballs in my camera bag.

    So far, the lens looks clear.

    Would you like to try and feedback?
    No.

    Because my camera bag has no moths in it.

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    Default Re: Mothballs- naphthalene for camera bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I had put some mothballs in my camera bag.

    So far, the lens looks clear.

    Would you like to try and feedback?
    Omg.. *faints*

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    why not placed inside yr camera better. Put 1 ball before you fix yr lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by small pig View Post
    why not placed inside yr camera better. Put 1 ball before you fix yr lens.
    Make it 2, they juggle better.
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    Thank you for all the feedback..

    I had removed all!

    If you do, do it at your own risk!

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    Default Re: Mothballs- naphthalene for camera bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Thank you for all the feedback..

    I had removed all!

    If you do, do it at your own risk!
    I think mothballs manufacturer guarantees camera damage for 12 months and a permanent smell in the camera bag with international warranty.

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    Default Re: Mothballs- naphthalene for camera bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I had put some mothballs in my camera bag.

    So far, the lens looks clear.

    Would you like to try and feedback?
    What is the purpose of doing so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    If you do, do it at your own risk!
    But... Nobody except you would do it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Thank you for all the feedback..

    I had removed all!

    If you do, do it at your own risk!
    after all the feedback... i don't think anyone would risk doing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    But... Nobody except you would do it...
    U are right.

    Take some risk mah! Lesson learnt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    after all the feedback... i don't think anyone would risk doing it
    I did it. The mothballs inside my camera attracted many invaders:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I did it. The mothballs inside my camera attracted many invaders:

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    Default Re: Mothballs- naphthalene for camera bag

    I wouldn't be surprised to find a bag of faulty lenses.

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