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I dropped my camera and now the lens has frozen the lens open, and I can't do anything other then turn it on.

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It needs to betaken back to a repairer. unfortunately it can cost a fortune for a new lens... it may cost less to buy a new camera... get an estimate of repair charges if you can

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