Remove fungus from lens

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  1. guppyman

    guppyman TPF Noob!

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    Hi People,

    Is there any way of removing fungus from lens... without sending it for servicing?

    I was wondering,is there some sort of process that can kill fungus without dismantling?... radiation... heat?

    thanks
     
  2. fmw

    fmw TPF Noob!

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    No, there is a residue to remove from funfus. You can disassemble the lens yourself and clean the elements but I'd recommend sending it to someone who knows what they are doing.
     
  3. guppyman

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    I see... Thanks for the information...
     
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    panocho TPF Noob!

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    I would try first putting it to the sun.
     
  5. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    panocho that may kill the fungus but it won't get rid of it. If fungus isn't removed it'll etch into the coatings on the lens elements. I suggest sending it in for a service asap.
     
  6. guppyman

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    I did that before :lol:
     
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    Unless it is a very expensive lens... first try soaking it in bleach.... then throwing it in the trash.... No camera repair is inexpensive.
     

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