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08-13-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Is this fungus?

Hi all, my friend lent me his Pentax-M 100mm macro, but I think it has fungus. The pictures that come out seem fine though. I've attached a picture of the stuff that I think is fungus.

Is fungus harmful to my camera? Maybe I shouldn't have tried this lens on my camera. I tried to clean the lens with alcohol, but I think the stuff is in the inside.

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08-13-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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yep, fungus (or whatever is left from it). Sorry
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Yes that is fungus. No it will not harm your camera.
Fungus requires warmth, food and moisture to live. When you get moisture in a lens there is a good chance of fungus starting to grow. It grows until the food or the moisture is gone and then dies. The spores that cause it are in the air and likely already in your camera, but nothing will happen without the conditions required for growth.
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Thank you for the quick replies.


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