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I have a new Lumix lx10 and the wide angle zoom stopped working with the zoom lever two days ago.

The zoom out feature does not work anymore with the zoom lever. It works via the slider control on the screen but not with the lever. When the lever is employed, the camera focuses, but does not zoom out. The zoom in feature works fine with the zoom lever. I have tried all the settings that I can think would be related to this problem and have removed the battery and replaced but no success so far. I have also reset all settings to factory settings via the menu system. The fact that the zoom works fine with the slider control on the screen seems to point to a setting issue and not a mechanical problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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