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03-06-2016, 04:07 AM   #1
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Stain inside old lens - What is this?

Hello, today on flea market I found old lens for 10 and bought it. I have read all instructions for buying a used lens so, I didn't saw anything unusual there. But when I got home and started cleaning it, I found this inside. I'm not sure is this mold or something else.

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03-06-2016, 04:15 AM   #2
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Oil residue from the iris blades, possibly.
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doesn't appear to be on any of the actual elements, does it?
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This is only place where I saw this. And becouse I'm new to photography and buying lenses, this concerns me. Do I have to clean this, or will it maybe damage mirror or something inside body?

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I have no idea, but if that would be my lens. I wouldn't worry about it at all. It looks like something old was there and it has vanished xD (leaving some not so much aesthetic marks)
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As long as the blades aren't slow, it's fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
doesn't appear to be on any of the actual elements, does it?
indeed. It doesn't look like it's on the glass.
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As dcshooter and other's have said, if the blades are snappy and it's not on any of the glass elements I wouldn't worry about.

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Some one may have cleaned oil off the blades by dripping lighter fluid into the diaphragm and didn't wipe off the excess.
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Thanks to everyone Today I made some shoots with it, and for first time with M lens, this seems nice


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