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Fungus inside lens

My superior e 10x42 has fungus in the front lens.I am thinking of servicing the lens.Can the lens be opened or if possible,what about the gas inside.


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Re: fungus inside lens

There's nothing but normal air inside your SE. Nikon will service this for you under their No-Fault warranty. See for details.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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