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Old Jul 8, 2006, 3:40 AM   #1
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I have several Minolta lenses that have fungus, mold inside on the seperate lens elements. Would it be possible to get them removed ... would it be very difficult to disassemble them myself and then clean and put together again?
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Old Jul 8, 2006, 7:49 AM   #2
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Possible, but extremely difficult. It's probably not worth the attempt.
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Old Jul 8, 2006, 8:27 AM   #3
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Old Jul 8, 2006, 8:37 AM   #4
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Not, I just left them out in my storage in the house, didn't use them much for a year or so, to busy, and now I'm planning to buy a Sony Alpha and they fit but discovered the mold inside ... ha, now I can make nice soft pics perhaps
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Some of this depends on what kinds of lenses. Multi-element zooms are more difficult than prime lenses. Where the fungus occurs is also a consideration. If it is just on the front or back elements, you will have an easier time than if on center elements. If le lenses are older, the holding rings could be extremely difficult to remove. You will need lens wrenches and a padded, circular vise, and a lot of patience. A very clean, dust-free place to work is also necessary.

My own recommendation would be to replace them unless they are very expensive lenses, in which case it would probably be better to have them professionaly reconditioned.

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