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Old May 16, 2006, 9:43 AM   #1
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the hi tells you you have left the lens cap on.does this in anyway damage the lens if keep being repeated?.
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Old May 16, 2006, 4:55 PM   #2
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the lens cap shouldn't damage your camera in anyway, -when the camera is on or off...
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Old May 17, 2006, 6:26 AM   #3
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thank's for the reply eric.i was worried it might do something to the zoom when it pushed the cap off.
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Old May 17, 2006, 7:33 PM   #4
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the zoom shouldn't work when the cap is on and thus not be able to push the cap off. (maybe I misunderstood your first post)


1) camera off and cap on
-no problem

2) camera on and cap on
-you should get a message on the LCD screen that says something like "lens cap on"

-You should not be able to zoom when the cap is on... -there might be something wrong if you can do that. -And if you can zoom when the cap is on, DONT, -it will ruin the motors that drive your zoom.

-i'd have an authorized camera specialist look at your camera if it can zoom when the lens cap is on.
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Old May 18, 2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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not tried to zoom with the cap on.you have alerted me,thanks
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Old May 18, 2006, 12:02 PM   #6
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The Sony OEM lens cap on the H1 pushes a switch in the inside rim of the lens that prevents the lens barrel from extending if the camera is powered on with the cap in place and gives you the "lens cap is attached" message.

The camera will do nothing until the cap is removed ... no zoom or lens barrel extention.

A very "Sony" way to handle that potential problem.

Canon has the same potential problem of the lens extending when turning on the S2IS with the lens cap on. Canon's solution is to have a "loose" fit lens cap that will be easily pushed off when the lens barrel extends. Canon has received some criticism for the cap fitting loose but there's a reason.
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Old May 23, 2006, 9:17 AM   #7
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absolute brill.many thanks for the solution
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