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pandora
28th September 2015, 11:20 AM
... is the one that goes belly up when you trip the shutter on what indubitably would have been an award winning shot! *sob

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/XZ2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86647)

That's what this thing did to me this morning when I pointed it at a male and female Superb Blue Fairy Wren
that perched together on my rear view mirror. Well I guess I've had a good run out of it
and of course VF-2 was just at home on its little brother XZ-1 that shot it!

Wee man
28th September 2015, 11:53 AM
Now you have spares?

pandora
28th September 2015, 11:58 AM
Yeah, a spare lens cap! *sob

Graham_of_Rainham
28th September 2015, 12:11 PM
Is it dead or just not working correctly *???

pandora
28th September 2015, 12:38 PM
Not working correctly.
Powers up.
Focuses ok.
Trip shutter no picture.
Black monitor.
Lens won't retract.
Repair cost unviable.

Harold Gough
28th September 2015, 03:06 PM
Not working correctly.
Powers up.
Focuses ok.
Trip shutter no picture.
Black monitor.
Lens won't retract.
Repair cost unviable.

Is the lens fully rotated and fitting snuggly against the flange, depressing the lens-sensing button?

Harold

pandora
28th September 2015, 09:15 PM
The answer is yes, lens rotates but will not retract by pressing the button. Removing the battery is the only way it can be powered off.

As said, the XZ-2 has served me well but time now for it to join its PL predecessors in the graveyard of deceased equipment.

The executor of its will is the XZ-1 who inherits the EV-2 and a spare battery.