Dreaded "lens error" on my G7X mark II

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Confusedabit Senior Member • Posts: 1,886
Re: Dreaded "lens error" on my G7X mark II

dhaas wrote:

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!


Opening post is just a standard mine has broken so they must all be no good post available in all brands and models.

From what I read most mass produced stuff is routinely built to something 5% failure tolerance to make it affordable. The warranty on the whole covers this. if something fails outside of this that is just bad luck.

Couple this with the bias towards posting failure means any endemic fault never going to buy one again declaration has to be taken with a large dose of salt.

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