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Lens stuck Ok so basically the lens is stuck I dont know how it happened I wasnt even using it but it is stuck and now im wondering if there is a way to get it unstuck without spending much money on it? Thank you

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This kind of lens is not easy to repair. If you are familiar with this kind of technology, try to open and eventually usntuck the optical unit. If not purchase the optical unit part number 178836311. If you need more info please advice. Arpi

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