Dreaded "lens error" on my G7X mark II

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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!


The lens cover on my camera was fine.  It's the actual lens that won't retract.

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