Cpmparing Canon SX220HS with Nikon V1

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP peter42y Senior Member • Posts: 2,201
Re: Lens did not open?

Undah wrote:

peter42y wrote:

Undah wrote:

peter42y wrote:

As I wrote before today I did send back the camera since the lens did not open.

A new camera will arrive ( or at least same camera with other 10-30 lenses).

Can you please elaborate on this?

My lens is very difficult to 'open' from the locked position. Press the button and twist, but sometimes, I don't know, it sticks, like the release button isn't pressed but I'm sure that it is. I thought it was just because of the cold weather.

Thanks for your answer.


That is exactly what does happen.

It is good to know I am not the only one to have suffered from this issue.

In Portugal there is no cold weather and my lens blocked in the retracted position also.

I pressed the black button and nothing does happen.

It took several tries and sometimes 2, 3, four minutes to open it.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one. But 2-4 minutes?? Oh no, mine takes a few seconds.

And, since I posted 3 days ago, it's loosened up and now behaves normally.

Mine showed that behavir but sometimes it took 2..,3 minutes to unlock the lens.

My fingers got sore. They already smelled rubber.

I did contact Nikon Portugal and they did advise me to return the product and exchange for another one.

16 January I did that. I sent the camera to expansys UK. It should have arrived saturday or it will arrive next week at the most.

I am waiting , now.

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