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The telephoto lens on my Minolta Dimage 7 has overextended and now is loose, with the black internal ring exposed. How did it come lose? Can I get it back in place without dismantling the camera?

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  • jgpayne Nov 18, 2008

    The solution was helpful, but means that it is beyond my capability to fix the problem. It will probably be as cheap to buy a similar used camera as to get it fixed. What a shame!

  • jgpayne Nov 18, 2008

    Thanks again! I will probably do both, fix mine and get another because I need a camera for my daily work. The other problem I have had with both Minoltas I have owned, a Dimage 7 and a Dimage 7i is that the ring that moves the telephoto in and out has broken along the lines where the screws cross it (at least it looks like it is broken rather than being an original split ring). I can still move the telephoto in and out manually, but am not happy that both broke in the same place because of a technical weakness in the design of the ring which has three holes in it across a narrow width. Is this a common problem with this camera?

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You can check your camera's manual through this link:

http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/digital_cameras/dimage-7/dimage_7and5_hardware/DI_7_5_UK_HW.pdf

Otherwise, for security purposes, you may contact Konica Minolta Technical support phone for the "expert technician" to assist you in putting the lens back in place.

http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=120&region_id=1

Hope this helps!

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You need to dismantle the camera to fix it to the correct place.

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  • SAM ANDERSON Nov 18, 2008

    I feel this camera is good and fixing it is worthy than buying a used camera .

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