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Old Jul 9, 2002, 1:48 AM   #1
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Default Camedia 3040 - 2 problems

I'm not angry that I went on a 4 month trip and the camera broke after 3 weeks. No, not at all.

Two big design flaws I'm wondering if anyone's solved...

If the lens cap is on, and you turn the camera on to a mode or if it turns to one while in your bag lets say, the lens tries to extend and the motor burns out grinding against the cap.

1 - any suggestions for a flexible lens cap?
2 - or some way of safeguarding the mode dial?

Also, the lens cap strap is so short as to be useless.
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Old Jul 9, 2002, 11:09 AM   #2
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I think the best solution to that stupid lens cap is to attache a CLA1 adaptor and screw on a skylight filter then find a cap to fit the skylight - my next purchase.

Presently I use a small piece of velcro under the camera and a small (oposite) on the cap to keep it from swinging around.

Others have put a very loose fitting cap on so as the lens pops out it easily pushes the cap off.

I've not had any problems with the cam turning itself on.

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