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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:52 am    Post subject: Is this fungus? Help Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

Looking at my Super Takummar lens I noticed a strange thing inside the lens, it actually is behind the diaphragm, it does not affect the image quality.
Is this fungus? It looks like a larva or worm.

This was my first purchase ever in the vintage lenses world.





If it turns to be fungus can I have a recommendation about a CLA service in the US to get it cleaned?

Thank you.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like some sort of seed or piece of a plant?

but you have a dog hair there too?


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bug?


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Former) bug or seed, yes, agreed. Not fungus.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys,

The thing does not move, I guess it has been there for a long time.

I really didn't note it when I bought it...

Should it get cleaned? Or it can be leaved there to rest in peace?

Thanks again! Smile


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears to me to be a former life-form, such as a bug larva.
I'd expect that it's long dead.

If it doesn't move about during lens use, I'd leave it alone.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I had this fly for company for ages, it was inside a nice Cimko 135 / 2.8 and didn't seem to affect the picture at all. I did evict him eventually.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bug. If it does not affect your images don't worry about. It's not likely to move around, dead bugs usually are pretty much glued to the glass surface.


PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all.

The "bug" does not affect image quality, so I will leave it there and be happy with my lens.

Smile


PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont let it near your PC!