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Raven Elliott
15-Jul-2004, 08:42
I was wondering how a lens gets fungus. There is a live butterfly exibit a local museum, and the room is very hot and humid. Will this contribute?

Arne Croell
15-Jul-2004, 09:57
Fungus spores are ubiquitous. Even if the lens is assembled in a cleanroom that filters them out, they will get inside later since lenses are not hermetically sealed. If the conditions are right (rel. humidity over 70%) they will eventually germinate and grow. But that is for long term exposure. A visit of several hours won't do any harm, I assume.