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Old 28th June 2016
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Re: Lens Fungus

Originally Posted by drmarkf View Post
I recommend shining a bright (e.g. LED) light through the lens and seeing what that looks like. I had an old 135mm Leitz that I inherited from my Dad serviced by a good specialist repairer and, while the mechanics are now superb, looking through at a light reveals a major snowstorm. I predict that yours will be the same, but would be pleased if it wasn't!
It always amuses me when I someone worries about a speck of dust in a lens. The front element of my 350mm would give them nightmares. I knew a bird photographer in the UK who discovered a crack an inch and a half long in the front element of his 600mm. He didn't know how long it had been cracked and continued using the lens.
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