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Old 26-05-2018, 03:18 PM   #1
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Where to get lens service?

Have a Sony 18-200mm (silver) lens with some fungus building up. Where can I get this cleaned?
Anyone have done this before? How much does it cost?
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Old 26-05-2018, 08:58 PM   #2
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Have a Sony 18-200mm (silver) lens with some fungus building up. Where can I get this cleaned?
Anyone have done this before? How much does it cost?

Best is bring it back to sony serving centre...
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Old 26-05-2018, 09:03 PM   #3
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Have a Sony 18-200mm (silver) lens with some fungus building up. Where can I get this cleaned?
Anyone have done this before? How much does it cost?
Just curious if it has been stored in dry cabinet. If not, a small good one is less than $60 at Lazada.
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Old 27-05-2018, 11:52 PM   #4
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Yes its stored in a small dry box with silicon dessicants. But still kena in the end.
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Old 28-05-2018, 11:13 AM   #5
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my 3 cents:

a) think should bring it to Sony service center.
b) get a dry cabinet
c) "sunbathe" the lens once every say 3 months
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Old 29-05-2018, 09:41 PM   #6
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Yes its stored in a small dry box with silicon dessicants. But still kena in the end.
The silica gel might have been saturated with moisture hence, they might have lost their effectiveness. By the way, the blue/pink type is toxic.

Our humidity is about 70% on normal days and possibly higher during wet weather. So I keep at around 40% humidity in my dry box and hopefully, it will keep the fungus and dust at arm's length.

If the cost of repair is too high, you might want to compare with the cost of buying good 2nd hand lens to replace. Usually, I prefer not to open a sealed fragile item.

This guy DIY the fungus removal and he made it look so easy.
https://petapixel.com/2016/09/29/remove-fungus-lens/
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