Lense Fungus???

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  1. Vivarant

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    I've seen now several times ads for lenses with "no fungus". I never knew lenses could develop fungus. Can you tell me how and why this would occur and what if anything do you do to prevent it
     
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    Warm, moist, dark storage.
     
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    Thanks

    OBVIOUSLY i could go to google for the answer but i'm at a photography forum that offers help to beginners....or didn't you notice???? Or perhaps google is paying you for the referrals?
     
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    So you just want people to re-type out something that has already been written about, in much more thorough detail elsewhere, right here, just for you? :er:
     
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    It sure would have taken less than a half hour for an answer.
     
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    So you got both what it was, and a detailed explanation that you could refer to. I don't see any problem with it?? I think someone must have pee'd in your lemonade today.
     
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    In my photography class, the instructor told us "Mold loves glass." Since then, I keep a silica dehudifier tin in the cases where I store my lenses and the cameras too.
     
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    Thats not a bad idea. I don't know how much it will help, but I guess any bit of moisture it reduces isn't a bad thing. I am not sure I have ever seen a tin. I have seen the little "do not eat" packets.
     
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    This is what he's talking about:

    Pelican | Silica Gel | 1500-500-000 | B&H Photo Video

    They turn pink when they cannot absorb any more moisture. You then put 'em in the oven, follow the directions on the packaging, and they're good to go again. You can do that over and over.
     
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    Ahh, thank you. I think I might be placing an order tonight. Especially after reading the reviews!
     
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    Now I'm all worried about this. Gonna zip lock my lenses buried in silica.
     

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