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Lens Jamming Anyone had problems with the camera lens jamming a soon a you switch on. This is the second time the problems has occured the first time the camera was just out of warranty so I paid £100 to fuji for an extra warranty plus repair. Fuji said they replaced the complete lens mechanism. Now a year later I am having the same problem just as the repair warranty has expired, I am reluctant to pay another £100 as you can now buy better cameras for less. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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