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01-10-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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?? about fungus

well i have a pentax-a 50mm f/2 and i think it has fungus in it but i dont quit know if it is or if its water damage to the inner lens glass. well it lookes like little squiggly hairs but are transparent. this does not effect picture quality at all but i was just wondering what it was and if someone else has had this problem and if it is fungus can i get it cleaned or is it just worth investing in a new one? well i thank any one that can help me with this thanks

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could you post a photo of the lens?
i also have 2 lenses that looks like they have craked elements, most probably fungus, but don't affect the image quality. i simply put some silica gel bags from some shoes boxes in the place where you keep the lenses and they stopped growing. just remember to trash the gels when thay start to get brown (damp) and put new ones.
other way i read somewhere is to put the lens with the aperture wide open in bright sunlight a couple of hours and the uv rays kills the fungus. it doesn't dissapear, but at least stop it from growing up.
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awsome well i have tried to get it on picture and it is really hard cause the lines only react to light they kinda give a rainbow effect and it wont show when i take a shoot of it dont know why??
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