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Zoom stuck on C-8080

The outer mechanism that allows you to zoom in on your subject was VERY tight at one point. The next time I used the camera, that mechanism was stuck. Because I use this camera infrequently and am not willing to spend a lot of money to send it away to see what the problem is, perhaps someone can give me a tip on what to do.

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  • Mark Hunter Apr 20, 2008

    Hi I have a simular problem with the zoom. The camera was dropped on the lens onto grass and ever since the zoom dosn't work properly making a grinding noise when you try to zoom.

    I though of taken off the lens to see what had went wrong but don't have a clue as tohow the lens come apart from the camera.

    Can anyone help. Mark.

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Hi Pishta68 my email address is markandjohnny@hotmail.co.uk
Thank you for your reply.
Hope you can help.

Regards Mark.

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The lens is DEEP in this camera. I have one that I am taking apart right now to get to an image sensor. Email me your address so I can correspond directly about the insides of this tank.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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