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  • I keep my camera bag on the floor of my apartment room, not quite in a corner but definitely close to a wall. I now leave desiccants in it so I'm much less worried about any issues. Also, because ...
  • Great explanation! I actually have known this for a while now and that's what led to my initial paranoia after examining my rear element; seeing something so clean makes me feel like it might get ...
  • Yeah, I definitely don't shoot at very high speeds (higher than 7 FPS) and I always use my lens hoods when I shoot and store my lenses with their front are rear caps when they're in my bag. I baby ...
  • My bag lives in an air-conditioned room so humidity is a non-issue, but I'm just doing this for peace of mind sake, even though I know mold is HIGHLY unlikely in my case. I saw someone write ...
  • This is very encouraging. I just received my silica-gel packets in the mail and I'll toss some in my camera bag right away! I'll also ensure to swap them out once they're saturated (luckily, they ...
  • That's weird. Well, is there any risk with using desiccants in a camera bag other than having to swap them out every month or so? I saw somewhere that they could cause internal lubricants to ...
  • Alright, with what you've written, if I don't see mold on the inside of either lens cap, is it safe to say that there is no mold growth in my lens?
  • I guess I'll stick with my camera bag.
  • So, what you're implying is that mold will not grow on a lens cap left in a damp camera bag? Not even on the side facing the front element? But, mold would somehow avoid the lens cap and go for ...
  • I don't believe I need anything more than a camera bag and desiccants.
  • I am not denying the occurrence of mold growth within lenses, I'm just saying that it is not as common or as risky as people make it seem. I live in New Jersey and I don't believe that high ...
  • Yup, I do wish I could speak with a professional. However, though, it wouldn't make sense that lens caps (which are more exposed to air and dust) would have been treated with some special ...
  • I live in New Jersey and I don't believe the risk is high here. Also, my room is air-conditioned. What I believe is, for fungus to grow inside a weather-sealed lens, it'd first have to grow on the ...
  • Have you ever experienced mold growth in a lens? I don't believe it's common nowadays. It must take a pretty extreme setting for mold growth to occur, otherwise, this topic would dominate the ...
  • I'll pass on the cabinets and use desiccants in my camera bag instead. Mold growth appears to be very rare nowadays unless one were to leave their lens in a swampy basement. This seems to have ...
  • Still bothers me why mold prefers to grow on glass elements than on plastic lens caps. I remember reading that these modern elements are more resistant to mold growth.
  • I am not interested in using anything apart from my camera bag at this point. I just think that a lens has to be exposed to something extreme before mold can start to grow, and I don't live in a ...
  • Oh, that's interesting. With that being said, if mold isn't present on either lens cap, is it safe to say that there is no mold growth within the lens itself? I'd assume that weather-sealed lenses ...
  • Have you had mold issues with lenses? Note that my apartment room is air-conditioned so I don't believe that the humidity is high enough to cause issues where I live.
  • There's no doubt that moisture can make its way into a lens (through condensation or extreme exposure to water) but I still wonder why fungus would grow on internal elements rather than external ...
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