Fungus.


Status
Not open for further replies.

dorts

Senior Member
Mar 10, 2007
2,204
1
38
SG
#1
Is there any way to check for fungus on the body and lens by myself? ;)
 

Rashkae

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2005
19,105
12
0
#2
Yeah... Open your eyes. ;)

Seriously, on the body it should be visible as a white fuzz.

On the lens, try holding it against strong light; let the light reflect off the lens elements, look for spiderweb-like cloudy areas.
 

Dec 7, 2006
725
0
0
west side!
#3
try shining a torch light for better viewing. and o, open the aperture to its widest.
 

dorts

Senior Member
Mar 10, 2007
2,204
1
38
SG
#6
Thanks for all the replies. It is my old cameras that I am checking for fungus on, as they were stored in a dry box that have silica gels not replaced for a very long time. :D I have a Canon that I am not sure if there is fungus or not. From the viewfinder, it seems a bit cloudy.
 

Snoweagle

Senior Member
Jan 26, 2005
14,002
0
0
Pasir Ris, Singapore
#7
Thanks for all the replies. It is my old cameras that I am checking for fungus on, as they were stored in a dry box that have silica gels not replaced for a very long time. :D I have a Canon that I am not sure if there is fungus or not. From the viewfinder, it seems a bit cloudy.
Sent it for cleaning to be safe. As for the dry cabinet, it's the electronic one i'm referring to. Don't trust silica gels to protect yr gear for over a long period of time.
 

dorts

Senior Member
Mar 10, 2007
2,204
1
38
SG
#8
Yep. I do have a dry cabinet now. :D To protect my ever so precious E-500.
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom