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    HELP!!!! Need advice lense cleaning service

    I just discovered that the lense on my Nikon F100 has a matchhead sized spot of fungus in it. It is just on the underside of the outer glass. It is on the flat surface glass not the spherical glass . Could someone please advise me of a reputable lense service or shop I could send it to? The lense is nearly mint and I am desparate to take care of this.
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    vollie

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    I don't know where you are from, but Cameras Etc in Newark Delaware has a camera guy in Maine they send their repairs out to. MOst camera shops, not film retailers, have a go to guy. Check out your local camera shop and see what they offer.
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    I live in Tennessee. Does the shop you mentioned have a website? How can I contact them?

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    I'm confused when you say the fungus is on the inside of the outer flat glass. The outer lens piece should be curved. Are you certain you're not referring to a UV or similar filter attached to the lens? That would be flat and you can easily unscrew it and clean it yourself.

    BTW: there is no such word as "lense". Lens is the singular; lenses is the plural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    BTW: there is no such word as "lense". Lens is the singular; lenses is the plural.
    Uh, actually there is. It isn't used as much these days, but it means the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    I'm confused when you say the fungus is on the inside of the outer flat glass. The outer lens piece should be curved. Are you certain you're not referring to a UV or similar filter attached to the lens? That would be flat and you can easily unscrew it and clean it yourself.

    BTW: there is no such word as "lense". Lens is the singular; lenses is the plural.
    George:

    I have owned at least one lens that had a front element with a flat surface. IIRC my original 28mm lens for my Olympus OM1 was constructed that way.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    George:

    I have owned at least one lens that had a front element with a flat surface. IIRC my original 28mm lens for my Olympus OM1 was constructed that way.

    Matt
    Matt,

    Could be, I guess. But the guy is shooting with a F-100. So, I "pulled" a couple of my Nikkors off the shelf to look at them before posting - and none of them had flat front elements.

    What kind of "light gathering" would be achieved from a flat front element?

    My thinking is that there is a filter on the front. Could be wrong - but....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
    Uh, actually there is. It isn't used as much these days, but it means the same thing.
    JB,

    You may well be correct but could you please provide a dictionary source for the word: lense ?

    I have noted that this mis-spelling is common in parts of the U.S. - especially the Southeast and Texas - but I've yet to find any responsible reference text to concur that such a spelling is correct.

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    Looking quickly, I found this one, it is listed as a variant of the word:

    http://medical.merriam-webster.com/medical/lense

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