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Re: [OM] OM pouches and cases

Subject: Re: [OM] OM pouches and cases
From: Rick Beckrich <rbeckrich@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 11:30:15 -0500
FWIW dept: I once shipped a 135 zook to a list member for approval. At the
last minute, I added (gratis) an OM case. He returned the lens in a snit,
claiming the lens was full of fungus. On return I found the gray foam liner
in the case cap had disintegrated in transit.

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 8:54 AM, Bill Pearce <bs.pearce@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> The materials that the cases are made of are particularly good growing
> environments for fungus and mold, like Western Kansas farmland for wheat or
> Ken Norton's back yard for corn.
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> Bill Pearce
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> From: ClassicVW@xxxxxxx [mailto:ClassicVW@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 8:11 AM
> To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [OM] OM pouches and cases
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> Ed, I think you're taking what Bill and I said too literally. Of course we
> were talking about a damp humid environment. In that instance couldn't the
> lens case hold in moisture and cause more problems than just storing them
> out in  the open with air circulation? After all, there would be no air
> circulation and  no light in the case.  I wasn't talking about a dry
> environment.
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> George
>
> In a message dated 11/2/2010 6:17:07 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> olympus-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>
> No they  aren't. If you have fungus issues, it's due to moisture in the
> air, not the  pouch/case. They are not air tight, nor do they really trap
> moisture. I store  lenses in cases and pouches in a dry environment with no
> problems.
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