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Old 23-05-2019, 10:35 PM   #1
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Fungus appear in the lens my Sony Camera

Hi there,
anyone have any experience of bringing back the camera back to Sony for this issue?
if yes around how much will it charge because from what i know fungus is not part of warranty.
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Old 27-05-2019, 11:35 AM   #2
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Same thing happened to me! Might be humidity? .... maybe we dun store properly?
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Old 27-05-2019, 03:07 PM   #3
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Same thing happened to me! Might be humidity? .... maybe we dun store properly?
Yeah. Did u get yours fix ?
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Old 27-05-2019, 07:11 PM   #4
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Hi there,
anyone have any experience of bringing back the camera back to Sony for this issue?
if yes around how much will it charge because from what i know fungus is not part of warranty.
Call Sony to check? What lens are you using?

Same thing happened to me! Might be humidity? .... maybe we dun store properly?
If you spend a few hundreds to few k on your photography equipment pls also get an electronic dry box to store your equipment la. Need not get a super big one unless you have tonnes of equipment, which I doubt. Our humidity level hovers from 80% to 90++ btw.
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Old 30-05-2019, 08:03 PM   #5
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you can get a container + thirsty hippo. the humidity will drop to 40~50%. only change once every few months
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Old 31-05-2019, 12:25 PM   #6
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Hi there,
anyone have any experience of bringing back the camera back to Sony for this issue?
if yes around how much will it charge because from what i know fungus is not part of warranty.
I have had a Tamron lens with fungus that has stopped growing. From my photos, i dont have problems with the image quality partly because i dont stop the lens beyond F/11 most of the time.

If your lens is not expensive, servicing it may not be worth.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:40 AM   #7
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er... the charges are on sony website

Normal charges is expected for fungus removal, dont think it falls under cleaning section

Sony lens - $80 before GST
G/GM/Zeiss lens - $150 before GST
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Old 20-06-2019, 10:34 PM   #8
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mine too.. kinda sad about it
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Old 22-06-2019, 12:27 AM   #9
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Why you never use dry cabinet?
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Old 26-06-2019, 10:11 AM   #10
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Once cleaned, if you continue to not store it properly, the fungus WILL grow back.

So, think about getting a dry cabinet. There are many small ones in carousell for cheap (I sold off mine there too as I need a bigger one).

Dry cabinets typically need at least a day for the humidity to stabilise, so get it ready before your lens comes back from servicing
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Old 26-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #11
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Think you have to either buy a proper black box or cabinet to keep your all your photography equipment.

I started off with those black box that you manually put dessicant gel inside , as I expand the equipment I bought a cabinet with temperature and humidity control. Over more than 8 years , so far all my lens and camera no fungus found.
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Old 28-06-2019, 04:28 PM   #12
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IMHO, to save the hassle, buy 2 adequate sized dry cabinet - dry cabinet will fail.
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Old 28-06-2019, 04:39 PM   #13
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Why you never use dry cabinet?
Dry cabinets are one thing...

.. more important is how one handles the camera in use.

Eg. If one places the camera in an air-conditioned place for a period of time, when the camera is brought outside for shoots, condensation floods the innards. The trapped moisture is not easy to get rid of, even when placed in a dry cabinet...

.. that is why many are puzzled as to why their lenses are still attacked by fungus though they are properly kept...
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Old 28-06-2019, 06:27 PM   #14
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Dry cabinets are one thing...

.. more important is how one handles the camera in use.

Eg. If one places the camera in an air-conditioned place for a period of time, when the camera is brought outside for shoots, condensation floods the innards. The trapped moisture is not easy to get rid of, even when placed in a dry cabinet...

.. that is why many are puzzled as to why their lenses are still attacked by fungus though they are properly kept...
eh... what is your solution?
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:45 PM   #15
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Dry cabinets are one thing...

.. more important is how one handles the camera in use.

Eg. If one places the camera in an air-conditioned place for a period of time, when the camera is brought outside for shoots, condensation floods the innards. The trapped moisture is not easy to get rid of, even when placed in a dry cabinet...

.. that is why many are puzzled as to why their lenses are still attacked by fungus though they are properly kept...
That's some nonsense. Condensation is gone after 5 minutes and the dry cabinet will get rid of the excess moisture as well.
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