Dreaded "lens error" on my G7X mark II

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dhaas Junior Member • Posts: 37
Re: Dreaded "lens error" on my G7X mark II

I've owned several Canon G7X / G7X II cameras. Some NEW,  some Canon refurbished and some used.

For used ones I've bought I always look at photos of the lens cover blades area to see if they look damaged.

One I got the blades wouldn't close all the way. After trying a simple fix available on YouTube (bending up the out ring gently with a PLASTIC tool)  I simply grabbed a pair of needle nose pliers and took the blades out one by one.

The lens still retracted and focussed fine, I bought a $6.00 plastic lens cap (67mm I think) and used the camera to shoot photos for a year or more until I sold it

While these lens cover designs aren't ideal it's not a reason to pass on the great combination of size and performance of the Canon G7X series.

Just one old guy's opinion!


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