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07-11-2015, 09:19 AM   #1
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Dear Community. Is this lens fungus? Please Help!

Dear Pentax community,

I am currently in Ireland on Holiday and am shooting with my 645d and 35 mm prime lens. Yesterday I climbed a very tall mountain and I noticed today that the lens is very foggy to look through and it only seems to be getting worse. Is this water? Or fungus? Help!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gfeder Quote
Dear Pentax community,

I am currently in Ireland on Holiday and am shooting with my 645d and 35 mm prime lens. Yesterday I climbed a very tall mountain and I noticed today that the lens is very foggy to look through and it only seems to be getting worse. Is this water? Or fungus? Help!
Looks pretty strange but i guess it's water.
Fungus grows very slowly.

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looks like water or haze. put it in a sealed container/bag with rice or desiccant and see if it goes away.

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Groovy! Looks like a bad case of Candida psychedelicus vulgaris infection to me!
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Id say there is water and fungus. The fungus is in the lower right of the glass. I recommend taking the lens off the 654D and putting the 645D in a bag with desiccant for a while so as not to contaminate the 645D prism with fungus or water.

The 35 is either a big clean up job or trash and replace. And don't ever store it with your shiny dry lenses or they'll catch it too………...
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Id say there is water and fungus. The fungus is in the lower right of the glass. I recommend taking the lens off the 654D and putting the 645D in a bag with desiccant for a while so as not to contaminate the 645D prism with fungus or water.

The 35 is either a big clean up job or trash and replace. And don't ever store it with your shiny dry lenses or they'll catch it too………...
I often hear that a lens with fungus must be isolated from others lenses to avoid its spread. The notion that a sealed-in fungus can travel to, and contaminate, other lenses seems far fetched to me. Lenses, I think, are far more likely to be infected by free funguses that float around in the atmosphere all the time. Does anybody have real evidence that a fungus sealed in a lens has the ability to spread to an adjacent lens, or is it just an old wife's tale?
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