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20 Jan '16

Lens Fungus Solution

Posted by Mike Padua in Gear, Lenses, Tips
From our buddy Zach of Zach Smith Photography comes this handy tip for those who have fungus issues with their lenses:
"I got an Olympus Zuiko 50mm 1.8 that had an enormous spot of fungus right in the center, and didn't feel like disassembling it. So I had the idea of soaking a few cotton balls in 70% isopropyl alcohol and sticking them in a plastic bag exposed to a black light for UV radiation for a week. Lo and behold, a week later almost all of the fungus is gone and looks like it was never there!"
Whether you're out at garage sales and thrift stores and find a cheap lens with fungus, or you've got an old classic form Grandpa's basement that you can attempt to salvage, give this trick a shot and let us know your results.

While this has worked for many people, there are naturally no guarantees, so try this at your own risk!

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