Buying "fungus-cleaned" lens


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binbeto

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Is it adviseable to buy fungus-cleaned len? Small pecks of fungus only.

If not, is there a way to find out if that lens had been infested or not?
 

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Originally posted by binbeto
Is it adviseable to buy fungus-cleaned len? Small pecks of fungus only.

If not, is there a way to find out if that lens had been infested or not?
i won't advice to buy. simply because by cleaning it, it looks new, but there is a tendency to get infected again.

fungus are micro-scopic organisms, can hide in small places. hence cleaning is no 100% sure against reinfection.

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Originally posted by mervin420


i won't advice to buy. simply because by cleaning it, it looks new, but there is a tendency to get infected again.

fungus are micro-scopic organisms, can hide in small places. hence cleaning is no 100% sure against reinfection.

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Even if u keep it in a dry cabinet after cleaning?
 

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Originally posted by binbeto


Even if u keep it in a dry cabinet after cleaning?
wellz. u can take the chance that the fungus will not reappear.
but there is a high possibility that it would. then will be :bheart: liao.

if the lens never kerna fungus before, it would not kerna if kept properly in dry box. take the chance if the price offered is good.

IMHO ;)
 

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Originally posted by mervin420


wellz. u can take the chance that the fungus will not reappear.
but there is a high possibility that it would. then will be :bheart: liao.

if the lens never kerna fungus before, it would not kerna if kept properly in dry box. take the chance if the price offered is good.

IMHO ;)
Thanks...
It just that i will be buying 2nd hand most of the time.. and some fungus was cleaned w/o me knowing..

Just wanted to know more.. :)
 

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Originally posted by binbeto


Thanks...
It just that i will be buying 2nd hand most of the time.. and some fungus was cleaned w/o me knowing..

Just wanted to know more.. :)
Just ask anyone who has ever gotten a fungal infection. It seems to be cured but then it can come back again and again...

Maybe you should isolate it first... just so you won't 'infect' the other lenses?
 

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