Fungi is the silent enemy of you camera lens. It may make your lens look hazy, and if untreated can damage your lens. Clean your lens with two items that you may already have in your house; ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.
Cameras not stored properly are susceptible to moisture, which causes mold to develop. You may find that your lens is cloudy despite having wiped with lens cloth or worst, spidery hairs may appear at the corner of the camera ends.
Good thing is, there is an easy solution for the fungi problem. But first let’s get the things we need to clean the lens out.
1. First thing to remember is to get rid of surface dust by using the air blower.
2. Now mix half/half ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. A little can go a long way so maybe just use 1 ml of each solution. Also, this mixture does not store well so just mix what you need.
3. Dab your cotton swab with the solution and clean your lens using circular motion from outside going inward.
4. Let it dry and wipe clean with a little water.
5. Finally, wipe clean with the lens cloth.
6. Repeat if needed.
Now, you may not get rid of all the fungi but you will definitely see a big difference. The fungi can grow on the surface of the lens or inside the lens parts. So to fully rid your lens of fungi, you have to clean the parts as well. If you’re technically skilled or brave enough you can disassemble the lens and clean the parts.
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