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03-31-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Just thinkin' about this makes me itch.

While cleaning my lens storage cabinet this evening I discovered that every lens with plastic components was infested with polyestermites.

Do ya think fumigation will work or will I have to burn 'em and start over with all metal Limiteds, Super Taks and SMC's?


03-31-2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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Send them to me for an examination, I'll use the proper insecticide, and test them all out for you.
Since I'll be testing them with a film camera there will be a modest charge of course
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This occurrence normally only happens once per year . polyestermites only have a life cycle lasting 12 hours First discovered in the 70's by Safari suit wearing Americans .
the origin of polyestermites has never been found but rumor has it that the KBG may have been involved.

Keep your lenses isolated from your camera body during thier breif life and you should be ok
04-01-2010, 07:35 AM   #4
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I read that infrared light kills them.

04-01-2010, 08:32 AM   #5
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Ya, I woke up this morning to discover that all my lenses had been coated multiple times.
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This is spread as a result of unprotected mannequin porn shooting. Lenses should have a PVC filter.

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