how to check for fungus in a camcorder?


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Kho King

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I plan to buy a 2nd hand camcorder for my sis, but is worried about fungus problem. How to check for fungus in a camcorder (it is dark...right?)? With normal camera lens, I can see through it, and point it at a bright light source. How about camcorder lens?

What else should I check/take note of when buying 2nd hand camcorder?

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Originally posted by Kho King
I plan to buy a 2nd hand camcorder for my sis, but is worried about fungus problem. How to check for fungus in a camcorder (it is dark...right?)? With normal camera lens, I can see through it, and point it at a bright light source. How about camcorder lens?

What else should I check/take note of when buying 2nd hand camcorder?

Thanks.
Use a penlight and shine into the lens while looking carefully. About the only way. Consumer camcorder lenses doesn't have that many elements and groups anyway.

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Thanks, CK. but I don't have a pen lightleh...torch light can?

Plan to get the Sony DCR TRV 17e. Any comments? What's the reasonable price (in buyer shoe) to pay for a year+ old model? S$800 ok?
 

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