Canon e18 and now the Lens Error - experiences back to main page
hello, thank you for taking the time to fill out this form. I am trying to put together an accurate list of people who have experienced the e18 error and on what cameras. there are a lot of stories out there, and having them all in one place will be a valuable resource. I have no affiliation with Canon or any other camera manufacturer, I *used* to be a customer myself. You can read my story here.

thank you, skot.

Update: I have heard that Canon has changed the name of the error on newer cameras from E18 to simply "Lens Error" or "Lens Error, Restart Camera". It is believed that this is very similar to the E18 error. Please let us know if you are having this error.

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richard - 04.21.2016 Powershot D10
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marco - 03.09.2016 Powershot S3 IS
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Michael - 03.06.2016 Powershot G12
My G12 stopped working during holydays in Turkey. One morning I shot 4 photos, shut down the camera. Some seconds later I put it on, the lens went out to its far position, and from this moment on it holds this position, and does not work at all. The lens never retracts, the camera beeps (a tone like a fax noise, 4 short beeps, plus a tone lowering down in frequency), then an the display shows "Objektivfehler Kamera wird automatisch ausgeschaltet Kamera neu starten". Nothing works until now.

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