Where to have lenes cleaned in Singapore?


enewmen

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Hi all.

I have some Tamron and Canon lenses a few years old that look like they need cleaning (inside and out).
They are in good condition and not dirty (always keep the caps on when not in use). But have some very light spots on the inside of the lens.
I also have some DSLR aps-c cameras and the sensors look perfect.

Should I care?
Where can I find some small simple place that can take the lenses apart and do basic cleaning/lubing?

I have been using a dry cabinet ~ 45rh

thanks!
 

Rashkae

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You can do a search for "lens cleaning". But so long as it's not fungus, you should not worry. Opening them up may do more harm than good, and dust will always find a way back in
 

enewmen

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You can do a search for "lens cleaning". But so long as it's not fungus, you should not worry. Opening them up may do more harm than good, and dust will always find a way back in
Thanks,.
For now I won't worry about the very light internal spots.
But how to check if there is any fungus? What to look for? I mushroom? I never saw fungus on a camera before.

looks nothing like this:
 

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Shizuma

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if you see smurfs running around, it's likely you have mushrooms.

meanwhile you can talk to brother Fatigue . he is lenses expert.
 

Rashkae

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Thanks,.
For now I won't worry about the very light internal spots.
But how to check if there is any fungus? What to look for? I mushroom? I never saw fungus on a camera before.

looks nothing like this:
Fungus has a web-like structure. If it's just spots, it's dust. Worry less, shoot more
 

duke8448

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Bro, try turning up the Temp to bout 20-25 Degrees, then store the lens in cabinet for several days ,then take out,inspect - inspect lens for changes. this will determine if fiungus - saves $$$$
Put the trubled lens into Dry Cabinet- By itself only . Turning up heat helps but not too long period -7 days max as drys up rubber
 

Rashkae

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Bro, try turning up the Temp to bout 20-25 Degrees, then store the lens in cabinet for several days ,then take out,inspect - inspect lens for changes. this will determine if fiungus - saves $$$$
Put the trubled lens into Dry Cabinet- By itself only . Turning up heat helps but not too long period -7 days max as drys up rubber
Dry cabinets do not control temperature. You're thinking of a wine cabinet.
 

rhino123

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This means I wasn't too late getting the dry cabinet. That's good news :D
Yes. Get the dry cabinet bro... afterall it is not the expensive and a good investment.
 

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This means I wasn't too late getting the dry cabinet. That's good news :D
Hi, mushroom or not, if in doubt, just bring the lenses to peninsula plaza for a check with a shop there.
 

Rashkae

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Hi, mushroom or not, if in doubt, just bring the lenses to peninsula plaza for a check with a shop there.
Peninsula plaza? Where, other than cathay, they will rip you off and steal? Or you mean peninsula mall? ;-)

If it's a Canon lens, just bring to csc for a check
 

Octarine

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Bro, try turning up the Temp to bout 20-25 Degrees, then store the lens in cabinet for several days ,then take out,inspect - inspect lens for changes. this will determine if fiungus - saves $$$$
Put the trubled lens into Dry Cabinet- By itself only . Turning up heat helps but not too long period -7 days max as drys up rubber
I suspect you mixed up temperature and RH readings. But storing a lens in low humidity will only stop the existing growth, but it will not reverse or remove the grown fungus. Fungus has to be removed since it eats into the glass coating.
 

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