Question about Canon Cameras
The "E18" or "Lens" error message indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover.
This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting such as, for example, when pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed if the lens unit/camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera. Solution
Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area:
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
I tried everything on here and am so glad i didnt mess my lens up or bang it too hard. then i noticed that the camera cas was slightly open........i havent been able to tighten it but hold it closed while the camera powers up for a few seconds and then let go anf the code doesnt come back up
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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