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#1 Brant Collins

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 11:58 PM

Also it seems since my camera has been in storage there my be fungus on the inside of my lens
Saynko xl600s. Can i take the lens apart and clean?If so how?

It does not seem to show looking through the camera view finder...should I leave it alone?

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#2 Mike Lary

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 12:23 AM

Also it seems since my camera has been in storage there my be fungus on the inside of my lens
Saynko xl600s. Can i take the lens apart and clean?If so how?

It does not seem to show looking through the camera view finder...should I leave it alone?

Taking lenses apart is a bad idea unless you have the precision tools to ensure the glass(es) are lined up perfectly. You can try placing the lens in a way that direct sunlight goes through it and that might kill the fungus, but generally it's 'game over' when fungus creeps into your lens. If it's the fungus that looks like little veins or tendrils spreading out, I'd ditch the lens personally because it can make its way into other equipment (like cameras and other lenses).

You may or may not notice a difference when shooting with the lens. It might soften things up a bit or make the image look foggy.
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 12:39 AM

Taking lenses apart is a bad idea unless you have the precision tools to ensure the glass(es) are lined up perfectly. You can try placing the lens in a way that direct sunlight goes through it and that might kill the fungus, but generally it's 'game over' when fungus creeps into your lens. If it's the fungus that looks like little veins or tendrils spreading out, I'd ditch the lens personally because it can make its way into other equipment (like cameras and other lenses).

You may or may not notice a difference when shooting with the lens. It might soften things up a bit or make the image look foggy.


Looks like dried water spots(but it is not water, just cloudy spots) not veins, but I do not rember it being there. I have bought a few cameras off e-bay this was my one good one. Guess I should bite the bullet and buy one from a good dealer.
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 12:55 AM

Looks like dried water spots(but it is not water, just cloudy spots) not veins, but I do not rember it being there.

I haven't seen that before, so I don't know whether or not it's fungus.
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:16 AM

I haven't seen that before, so I don't know whether or not it's fungus.

Perhaps it actually is dried up water spots, caused by severe condensation?
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

Well it does not affect the image as far as I can see. I am done with e-bay stuff I need to break down and buy something better, from a dealer

Should I get a Beaulieu or Canon 1014? I found a guy who will make me a Beaulieu?
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