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Dirty Used FE 2 - Worth it ?

scooby


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scooby Basic Member
Mon 03-Dec-01 03:12 AM

Today I was looking at a used FE2 with Nikkor 24mm 2.8.
Seems like a bargain at US$200, but maybe not.
The body has no dents, scratches or brassing whatsoever but has a lot of dirt and crud around all the dials.
The mirror is suffering from a fungal infection which I find scary.
I opened the camera back and inside (and the shutter)are perfectly clean.
Looks like this camera has not seen a lot of use but rather has been sitting idle in someones cupboard for too many years.
My Question- is it worth buying a camera/lens in this condition/at this price and then spending more to get it professionally cleaned? I'm sure the body will clean up beautifully, but is it possible to ever get that fungus off the mirror? Could there be more fungus inside eating away at the electronics? Fungus,fungus,fungus-I've almost talked myself out of it! Or should I look around for a body that has been better cared for?
Thanks

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