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What is the cause of fungus in my camera? - Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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  • ngmartires49 Oct 01, 2009

    yes, acutually i use my camera in indoors and out specially when i do my field works in the mountain taking wildlife pictures for my research works. How can i secure my camera in preventing fungus? is ther any materials or things that will absorved moisture.

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If your in the uk then jessops sell the silica gel packets you need.
search online for how to keep your camera safe in humid conditions... theres some greaty lists of thing to do and not to do to keep the moisture out.

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Have you ever used the camera in cold weather and then taken it indoors? Moisture can condense inside and cause mold.

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  • Ty Price Oct 01, 2009

    Occasionally, when I purchase some items, I find a small packet of moisture absorbing granules in with the package. I would imagine that if you searched Google, you could find a supplier of those packets. You could then transport your camera in a plastic bag or even a small beverage cooler with those packets inside. When you finish shooting in an extreme temperature, place your camera in the container and let it come to room temperature before removing it. This should prevent condensation.

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The dreaded fungus is something that bothers every photographer. I have suffered from it before, and every coming rain gives me constant worries of possibilities of fungus growing somewhere inside my lenses. I am more vulnerable to fungus than most people because I don't think much about taking out the camera to get some good shots even if it has been raining a bit, and have often got plenty of rain drops on the camera and the lens therefore.

Where does fungus comefrom?
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  • Relative humidity of at least 70% (more than 3 days)
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  • Darkness
  • Nutrients (textile lint, traces of grease, varnish, dust and dirt)
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How can fungus be avoided?
  1. Silica Gel. This seems to be the easiest and common way to avoid fungus, but I haven't had much success with it either.
  2. . Store the lenses in an airtight container. Again, you may need to put a few Silica Gels in the container. Putting too many of Silica Gel is known to dry out the lubricants in the lens, so you need to use your discretion with quantity of the Silica Gel.
  3. . A popular idea is to install a low wattage tungsten bulb in the closet where you keep the lens. This will keep the place warm and dry, preventing the fungus. This is known to work.
  4. . Store the lens in transparent container. Fungus is known to fear light and love darkness. Also make sure that the lenses are not stored in leather bags, as leather can easily attract fungus.
  5. And finally, of course, the best way to prevent fungus is to get out and shoot more often.
  6. After the work is done, immediately clean the instruments. If possible, you can use a fan or blower to facilitate evaporation of surface moisture.




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