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Lens doesn't open

I have a Cannon A520 digital camera that the lens doesn't open on unless done manually. The camera is used on a road construction project in the Oregon Coast Range. I take 100+ pictures a week. The environment can be damp. I've used a can of gas duster, but it has not been helpful. The lens is becoming difficult to open manually. Do yo have any suggestions?

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Cindy

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Just to clarify, are you having trouble opening the protective flaps/barriers that cover the lens? Or are you having trouble getting the lens to physically extend out like normal (you have to twist it to get it out)?

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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