Hello guys, I landed myself a Canon 7 about $100 including shipping, but to my horror is has fungus in and around the shutter curtain and some in the viewfinder too
I have no idea you can get fungus on the metal shutter curtain!
I'm asking for opinion because if I were to send it back it would cost me almost half just for the postage, so I'm pondering options and if its actually worth while to strip and clean it up.
I am paranoid if the following point hold true:
1. it has fungus infestation, even if I wipe it down with isopropyl alcohol, I will still risk it transfer to my lens and my film.
2. cleaning the viewfinder risk remove "coating" of rangefinder hence destroy the viewfinder patch.
3. isopropyl alcohol dont kill fungus spore, it only kills the "growing" ones.
If any of the above hold true, especially the second point, I guess I would have to suck it up, send it back and take it as a lesson.
Any input are welcome. many thanks.