How to deal with lense where got mold spot


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I am having the Nikon D70 for many years, and I love it... recently found a mold spot inside the lense, dont know if I can get it off from the lense inside mtself or I should go for specialist and how the charges. Also think of getting a new Nikon DSLR but have to get rid of the D70 first... dont want to spend too much money, What should I do? Should I get D90 or D200..Hmmmm...
 

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Oops! Thought its for ppl to post the reply instead of live chatting... a bit lost first time using... paiseh paiseh... :p
 

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I am having the Nikon D70 for many years, and I love it... recently found a mold spot inside the lense, dont know if I can get it off from the lense inside mtself or I should go for specialist and how the charges. Also think of getting a new Nikon DSLR but have to get rid of the D70 first... dont want to spend too much money, What should I do? Should I get D90 or D200..Hmmmm...
U thinking of buying a new set or used....? D200 is not in production anymore....
Maybe can consider the new D300s if u intend to remain on a dx body...
 

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I dun mind a used D300. but i need to get rid of my current DSLR70 and one SLR 100... Once question to ask, can i open the lense to clean the mold spot by myself?
 

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I dun mind a used D300. but i need to get rid of my current DSLR70 and one SLR 100... Once question to ask, can i open the lense to clean the mold spot by myself?
if u have the skill and knowledge, u sure can open the lens up and clean yourself.
but if u arn't i suggest u bring it to NSC or camera hospital or others who are experienced in dealing with lenses to get the job done.
 

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if you do not wish to spend a single cent to the service centre. you can kill the mould by keepin it in a dry box. you will see the mould die off and gets smaller but however, you will still get the dot dot stain inside. tats the downside. :(
 

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if you do not wish to spend a single cent to the service centre. you can kill the mould by keepin it in a dry box. you will see the mould die off and gets smaller but however, you will still get the dot dot stain inside. tats the downside. :(
I don't think so. Drybox will not kill the mould
 

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I am having the Nikon D70 for many years, and I love it... recently found a mold spot inside the lense, dont know if I can get it off from the lense inside mtself or I should go for specialist and how the charges. Also think of getting a new Nikon DSLR but have to get rid of the D70 first... dont want to spend too much money, What should I do? Should I get D90 or D200..Hmmmm...
D70 while it is out of production is still a good camera. Assuming you are getting new then D90 would be a better choice. Buying second hand is also a good idea but be careful why the owner wanted to get rid of it in the first place.

Coming back to your lens, yes you can remove it yourself. However, if it is motorised, it is a bit tricky to put the elements back in place. Even if you put them back properly, the lens may not be in focal alignment. In the end you may have to send it back to NSC for a good scrub and re-oil.

That's not all. Give your room a thorough cleaning. Chances are there will also be mold growing somewhere. Buy a mold and stain removal for the job. Lastly, open up the windows and let the fresh air in.
 

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If i were you, i will bring it to an Authorized Nikon Service Center (Check Nikon Singapore). It will not you cost a lot than buying new one.

My first photography Instructor tought me that Lense and Body Camera should have an annual maintenance 1x a year (at least) depending on usage, sometimes every 6months.
 

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I presume your lens is the 18-70mm kit lens.
If the fungus is all over the lens, your lens needs a lot of dismantling.
Not really advisable to DIY
Take a look at this:

http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511721

If it's just the front part, there's a screw under the rubber of the zoom ring.
You can open the side the lens to access the front part.
No risk of misalignment since you're not removing any optics.
The only thing tricky, is putting the zoom ring back

Send for servicing if you're not confident
 

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