White Spots/crack on lens


pchmj

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This lens is about 6 months old. Used for about 3 months then kept unused. Recently wanted to sell it and got a shock when I took out to test. It's on the inner side so no way I can clean it. Don't think it's fungus since it's still quite new.

Based on the pic, is it a crack or really fungus? Is warranty covered for such problem? TIA.

 

paesyl

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This lens is about 6 months old. Used for about 3 months then kept unused. Recently wanted to sell it and got a shock when I took out to test. It's on the inner side so no way I can clean it. Don't think it's fungus since it's still quite new.

Based on the pic, is it a crack or really fungus? Is warranty covered for such problem? TIA.

Looks like fungus and the glass is haze. Look like store in very poor condition for a long time.

Warranty not cover in this case. Only for manufacturing defect have cover.
 

pasay

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This lens is about 6 months old. Used for about 3 months then kept unused. Recently wanted to sell it and got a shock when I took out to test. It's on the inner side so no way I can clean it. Don't think it's fungus since it's still quite new.

Based on the pic, is it a crack or really fungus? Is warranty covered for such problem? TIA.

even if its just 6 months old, if it was unused for 3 months without a drybox/dry-cab, there's still a good chance it will get fungus. especially if you used the lens in its first 3 months in humid or or near-water conditions, then stored it after in its plastic packaging where the moisture couldn't escape.

best bet is to send it for servicing and cleaning. good luck! ;)
 

pokiemon

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try sunning it under strong sunlight or uv light.

last resort send it to camera hospital to clean it up.
 

paesyl

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try sunning it under strong sunlight or uv light.

last resort send it to camera hospital to clean it up.
looking at the condition...dun think this will help much.
 

pchmj

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Thanks guys, I will send it for servicing, see what service center say.

It's kept in a dry box but silicone is wet already. Will get a proper dry cabinet this week.
 

ovaltinemilo

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new/use is not an indication if the lens will grow fungus. It's the humidity level of storage that's of great concern.:)
 

sinned79

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It's kept in a dry box but silicone is wet already. Will get a proper dry cabinet this week.
:thumbsup:

a classic case of the routine of changing silica gels dies off then bo chup. So this is what will happen to your lens.

Thats why i say, why bother? Just do it right and get a dry cabinet right from the start. No escaping afterall in the end.
 

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huat ar. u shld had learnt from me, get 1 whole bottle of gel and stuff inside those preserving jars and then throw ur camera in. after a few years my gels still look relatively new:D
 

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