Any way to tell from a pic whether lens fungus can be cleaned?

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Dutch Newchurch
Dutch Newchurch Senior Member • Posts: 5,716
Re: Any way to tell from a pic whether lens fungus can be cleaned?
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I'd assume that the seller has already looked into that and decided that the cost of repair would be greater than the loss of value caused by selling 'as is'.

I have no first hand experience, but what I've read about lens fungus suggests that it is sustained by the cement bonding elements within the optics.  And it can damage the glass itself while it eats into the balsam cement.

It it were me, and i were buying a lens like that with the intention of using it, I'd wait for one in better condition and pay more.

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