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Topic # 106284 20-Jul-2012 16:44 Send private message

no idea what they are dust mites or something? they seem to like my cameras, they are white and about 1 - 2 mm long. 
i saw them last winter, even saw them in dodgey places, under the lcd screen , in the view finder , on the sesnor etc eek. Vacumed camera bag out a few times, left camera out of bag for a week, left bag to sit out in sun and camera in warm spot indirect sunlight. they seemed to disappear over summer now they are back again. 

I am thinking of spraying raid or something in the small container and sitting it carefully inside my camera bag to 'stink it out' will the smell / fumes from fly spray / insect repellent effect my camera?
 

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  Reply # 659228 20-Jul-2012 16:48 Send private message

I've had that before. I suggest you put the camera in a large ziplock bag and put the lot in the fridge, leave it there for a few days, that should sort it out. Some people suggest the freezer, but I wouldn't risk it myself.




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  Reply # 659432 21-Jul-2012 09:13 Send private message

It's a good idea to leave your camera out of its bag when you are storing it at home. This exposes it to airflow which should reduce moisture buildup, which may help with your problem.

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  Reply # 659436 21-Jul-2012 09:28 Send private message

Not sure I agree with that Alasta. My cameras are in a padded bag that looks like suitcase, hidden in a cupboard. Leaving it visible from a window would be a bad idea too, thieves are about.

If it's damp put some of those moisture absorber things in there. After having about 10 cameras in 5 years moisture has never been an issue, even in the tropics it's not a big issue.




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  Reply # 659441 21-Jul-2012 09:37 Send private message

Have you got a macro lens? Post a photo and see if anyone can identify it.

Entomology FTW lol ! ; ).

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  Reply # 659531 21-Jul-2012 13:57 Send private message

timmmay: Not sure I agree with that Alasta. My cameras are in a padded bag that looks like suitcase, hidden in a cupboard. Leaving it visible from a window would be a bad idea too, thieves are about.

If it's damp put some of those moisture absorber things in there. After having about 10 cameras in 5 years moisture has never been an issue, even in the tropics it's not a big issue.


This advice seems to support both my view and yours:

http://nikonasia-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6808/kw/Fungus/session/L3RpbWUvMTM0MjgzNTY1NS9zaWQvWTZOT2NGMWw%3D

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  Reply # 659536 21-Jul-2012 14:10 Send private message

Sorry for the cumbersome link - I can't use Geekzone's link nesting feature on my iPad but you can find it by searching for the term "fungus" on Nikon's knowledge database.

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  Reply # 659566 21-Jul-2012 15:07 Send private message

alasta: Sorry for the cumbersome link - I can't use Geekzone's link nesting feature on my iPad

You can. On any device. Use the url text tag.

Url to start and and /url to end. Use square brackets around the tags but not around the link. Advanced use: url=www.target.com/page.html option for inline links.

Create a post in the geekzone>geekzone forum to try it out if you are unsure. I've done that a few times for different things. Freitasm does not seem to mind the practice :  ).

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  Reply # 659572 21-Jul-2012 15:20 Send private message

Thanks for the tip, gzt.

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