Camera maintenance for fungus prevention after nighttime shooting

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OP Suman Vajjala Regular Member • Posts: 150
Re: Camera maintenance for fungus prevention after nighttime shooting

Aberaeron wrote:

I bought a specialist UV-C sanitiser bag where I place my lenses periodically for two by three minute sanitising sessions one after the other. This kills all bacteria and fungus, indeed virus as well on all surfaces exposed to the purple light. This light kills human tissue as well so use failsafe specialist enclosed equipment. Also take any filter off the front and open the aperture if possible. Make sure that both ends of the lens is exposed to the light.

Thank you so much for this tip. Is the purple light like a UV laser beam like device? Not a laser but maybe like a UV torchlight? I'll have to check if I can get these in my country.

Store you lens without a front lens cap or UV filter, in good daylight when practical, on the camera body.

I don't shoot regularly and that is why I end storing my equipment for longer periods of time. All this time I have been storing it in a camera bag with a couple of silica gel sachets. I've kept the UV filter on the lens as I do not want any scratches on the front lens element. The bag goes inside a cupboard. When I get time I open my bag and keep it under sunlight.

I will use a DIY dry box from now on.



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