I can get a very nice 5D that has some fungus for a very decent price (incl a full Cameratek service to remove the fungus).
Fungus is in the viewfinder (mild)
And on the Sensor (Quite bad & worse than the viewfinder but no damage to the sensor or IR filter on top of the sensor)
See the attached pic taken with the 5D which clearly shows the fungi growth.
My question is it worth considering in terms of future reliability and the prospect of the fungus re-growing
(many say this is a very real scenario - even Cameratek says there is a possibility it will re-grow despite a thorough service).
Also could the residual fungi spores left in the body after cleaning infect my range of lens (got some good ones!).
Or maybe encourage growth to unmanageable degree in my lens?
Obviously all camera equipment is exposed to an amount of fungi spores in normal day to day situation.
Fungus growth will only take place in dark , damp & tepid environments so its not like fungi spore exposure automatically means fungus growth.
But maybe someone has experienced this and can share what does actually happen
Any one had a similar situation with fungus inside a DSLR?
Ps - The Fungus growth is not due to abuse as such.
The poor guy left a lot of nice equipment at his parents house for some months in a warm humid location
and got back to find many lens and the body with fungus
(some were 2.8 as new Canon lens - quite sad )