Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,949   Posts: 1,585,943   Online: 967
      
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Mustafa Umut Sarac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    İstanbul - Türkiye
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,966
    Images
    108

    Leica Mini, care in leather case and does it help fungus ?

    I have a Leica Mini and I care it in its leather case. Does it help fungus ?

    Umut

  2. #2
    Paul Goutiere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Canmore Ab Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    612
    Images
    10
    For carrying a camera I believe a case is good protection.

    I have always understood that it is a bad idea to store a camera for an extended length of time in a leather case.

    As well, I have always understood that it is best a camera be stored outside of any case or camera bag.

    I store my cameras on a upstairs shelf, dry, dust free and clean.

    No fungus.....so far.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ogden, Utah USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,342
    fungus is not, I don't think, related to the case but to the general atmosphere in which the camera is stored -- cool and dry is best, warm and moist is worst. For long term storage take the batteries out, if any, and store in an air-tight case with something to absorb moisture -- one of those "do not swallow" dissicant thingies that come with most electronics these days, or even just a small cloth bag with some uncooked rice.

    Carrying the camera in its leather case while using it certainly won't hurt it -- for that, bumps and scratches are the greater hazard, not fungus.

  4. #4
    benjiboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    U.K.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    7,227
    I believe in letting my cameras and lenses breathe and keeping them in enclosed airless spaces can't do them much good, or the chemicals used in tanning the leather in ER cases or gadget bags. I keep my cameras and lenses in heavy duty cotton canvas Domke camera bags made of material that's breathable, not nylon bags, and have never had any problem with condensation or fungus, and I've owned most of my gear for more than 25 years.
    Ben

  5. #5
    Pumalite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Here & Now
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,078
    I am of the same belief. Let them breath. Humidity in my Country; during Summer; does not go above 50%
    " A loving and caring heart is the beginning of all knowledge " ~ Thomas Carlyle ~

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Peak District, Derbyshire, UK
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    308
    Fungus spores are in the air all around us, all your camera equipment is already in contact with them. What they are waiting for are the right conditions to grow, which are warm, humid, and dark. Keep them cool and dry and the fungus will not grow, and UV light will kill it should it start.

    Steve



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin