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    Follow on video to prevent camera lens fungus featuring issues not dealt with in the first video and issues that were but from a different perspective • Camera bags are not suitable for storing lenses in • As well as being made from nylon instead of cotton they should have a good raincover that should be used. The bag featured in the original video did not have a raincover. • Camera bags should be dried thoroughly after use and kept clean, having spare bags are always useful . • Use silica gels in the camera bags Cleaning lenses • Using a lens pen and blower is best practice, it also avoids the lens getting wet . Never blow dust off with your mouth as this will introduce moisture on the lens and it is not as strong as a good as the blower Room drying lens • Always check the lens after it has been used for condensation and leave in a bright place but not directly into the sunlight, at right angles to the sun until it has thoroughly been dried. • When the lens is dried it should be stored with the lens caps on. Check the condition of lenses in storage regularly • If lenses are stored check them at least once a week for damp and room dry them. Also check the that the silica gels are in good condition and recharge or replace if they have changed colour Condensation • This is a major cause of fungus in tropical countries it makes it very difficult to avoid cameras getting infected with fungus . In temperature countries using a camera in the kitchen is the biggest risk as is bringing it from a cold part of a house to a warm part of the house or vice versa. You must allow time for it to acclimatise in the beg before use. Purchasing second hand lenses • The other is that unscrupulous people will try to sell infected lenses rather than repair them. When examining a lens hold it up to a strong light source such as a light never hold it up to the sun as it can damage your eyes. When held up to a strong light source you should be able to spot fungus. Try to use your equipment more • This can be difficult for us amateurs with work commitments, but compact cameras that tend to be used all the time do not develop fungus "Acid Trumpet" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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