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Old Jun 22, 2009, 3:44 PM   #1
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hi chaps first real post so be gentle with me eh
is there a way of removing mold/fungus from the inside of a zoom lens ? or is it usless ? it's just that i have been offerd a cheap one because of a small amount of fungus on the inside of the lens ?
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 6:13 PM   #2
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You can leave the lens out in direct sunlight, and the UV will kill the fungus. (Of course, you'll need to remove any UV filters.)

The problem may be what hapens after the fungus is dead. If it's been there long enough, it may have etched the glass, permanently scaring the lens element. If it is just a small amount of fungus, it's possible that it may not affect image quality much or at all, so it should be a very small amount of fungus and a very good lens at a very good price.
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