Ahh the joys of ebay,
Last week, I bought a near new , which arrived yesterday. I eagerly opened the package, examined the glass (always the first thing to do with a new ) and found some weird looking marks internally. Yep, you guessed it, Fungus.
Neadless to say, I was not impressed.
Now, in total credit to the ebayer who sold the , they have offered and given a full refund and have said I can keep the . They said that they had used it once quite a few years ago (its an enlarger ) and not used it since, hence the near new description.
Now, I have a with fungus. According to what I have seen on the net, the fungus is not overly much, but it would need to be cleaned or it will spread (& could also spread to other gear if not careful). I have been quoted around $50 to have it stripped and cleaned.
Has anyone here had a cleaned or done it themselves to remove fungus? If it is cleaned properly, what are the chances it will come back? I know that the glass may have some etching on it, but as long as the fungus is gone, it may still be fine enough to use.