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cwise

Member Since 26 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 06 2015 10:07 AM
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In Topic: Mold in Nikon 105 vr please help

06 February 2015 - 08:39 AM

Thank you everyone.  I've only had the lens a year and it's so expensive to replace. I've written to Nikon for an estimate. Luckily it's only a tiny amount and not in the center so you can't see it in images. I'll try the sun suggestion and I also have a blue light which I can try.

 

From now on i'm keeping all my lenses in Ziplock bags with Silica packs!

 

Thanks again!


In Topic: Mold in Nikon 105 vr please help

06 February 2015 - 08:34 AM

During my stay in Roatan i had some stuff from Ikelite shipped from Miami as there is a freight company who deliver to Roatan.

It was not really expensive and worked well, but don't ask me who the freight forwarder was.

Anyway,
cleaning lenses from fungus is a awkward task and it most likely won't last a long time as ance the lens is infected then it is very hard to kill the spores.

Also it seems that the fungus etch the coating and leaves some "trails" etched in the affected lens(es), have a look here:
http://www.zeiss.com..._on_lenses.html

 

There are some companies who do that but you have to decide if the $$S for it is worth or if you better opt for a new/used lens.

 

I had issues with fungus on the same lens i bought used some years ago and the price for having it professionally cleaned and the affected lens elements replaced

was expensive as the price for a new 105mm micro VRII.

 

In any case: Google is your friend to do some further research how to clean and avoid fungus in lenses.

 

Chris

Thank you so much


In Topic: Mold in Nikon 105 vr please help

31 January 2015 - 01:14 PM

There are some vids on YouTube thats where i would start

not for this lens. Thanks though.


In Topic: Strobe problems. Please help!

05 July 2014 - 10:19 AM

Thank you everyone. I will try everything you suggested and let you know how it goes.

 

I do wait for my strobes to recycle. But do I need to wait for the camera flash to recycle too? even though the pop up flash is down? Should I lower the power on the camera flash?


In Topic: Blue Fin Housing and Sony SR12 for sale

12 June 2014 - 07:22 AM

Hi there, is this still for sale?