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06-10-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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does fungus spread?

I just opened the aperture right up on my favorite lens the other day and looked through it (probably for the first time) and discovered something that looks like a dot of fungus.

So it got me wondering does fungus spread?

I can't see anything in the pic's so I'm not too worried at the moment, but I'm wondering if I should prepare myself for the heartbreak.

I bought the lens used, and think that it was probably there when I got it. It hasn't gotten wet since I've owned it, and I always store my equipment so it can breath.

06-10-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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If it really is fungus (maybe it is just a clump of dirt or something) it can eventually spread over time. Dark/humid environments will hasten the spread. If it really is your favorite lens, now would be the time to get it cleaned out by a repair shop (before any permanent damage is done).
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Thanks Dap, I'll try locating a repair shop that'll clean it.

Plus I might just try talking my local Sigma dealer into letting me try it's replacement
It might be time for me to upgrade
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