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Old Nov 13, 2010, 9:03 PM   #1
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I recently accuried a Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 lens. Made in Japan.
its not the D version
but is brand new never been used,
not sure how old it is
i got from a friend who dad use to own a photo shop, many many years ago, it was found in the basement burried under a lot of junk and watching the condition of the surroundings was getting wet and dried a few times over the years. anyhow, the external of the lens is totally flawless not even a speck of dust but the lens shows some fungus growth, i copuled it to my d300s and it works
- can this fungus be cleaned off ?
- would this fungus affect my other lenses in the bag ?
- i aint no pro not sure what to look for but the pics look sharp

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Old Nov 13, 2010, 9:07 PM   #2
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fungus can spread, and depending on how bad it has gotten, it may not be worth doing anything to save it.
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fungus can spread, and depending on how bad it has gotten, it may not be worth doing anything to save it.

when you say fungus can spread does this mean it can get to the other lenses in the same bag

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Old Nov 13, 2010, 10:34 PM   #4
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yes it can, as fungus produce spores that can make it's way onto your other lenses.
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yes it can, as fungus produce spores that can make it's way onto your other lenses.

yuh see why free thing no good

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fungus also produce a mild acid, so over time it can eat away the coating of the glass. Depending on the level of damage the fungus has cause. It may not be worth fixing.
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fungus also produce a mild acid, so over time it can eat away the coating of the glass. Depending on the level of damage the fungus has cause. It may not be worth fixing.

i see amazon has the d model for $120. is there a great benefit on getting the 1.4

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The 1.4 is a nicer lens, better quality glass.
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The 1.4 is a nicer lens, better quality glass.

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The 50 1.4 would be a much better lens on a d300. The 1.8 is more an entry lens, good for what it is.
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