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Camera problem with an old Canon "Sure Shot Max". The lens will not emerge when the opening switch is used. Battery is new, and film has loaded ok. Any ideas?

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    That fixed it. Thanks.

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Sir,

Click this link and read it. Hope it will works....

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-M42-Lenses-with-a-Canon-EOS-DSLR

thanks
good luck

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It might be dust which need to be clean out, try the blower and vaccum. Then give sudden ****,it will surely open.

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    Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button.

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I'd take it to a reputable camera repair shop. Mine did the same thing years ago and they fixed it right up. A repair shop may be found at this site on the right of the page or in your phone book.

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Try tapping gentley the beck of the camera or helping the lens to extend by pulling them with your finger nail, see if this can unlock the lens gears.

If you camn get the lens to extend, the problem is solved

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