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  1. #1
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    Call for E18 errors within the DCRP

    OK. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm getting darn tired of the stupid E18 error rumormill. We have a lot of Canon owners on this forum, and I have yet to see any DCRP Canon owner report this error.

    If you have had, or currently have, a documented E18 error on you camera give us the particulars. I don't mean hear-say on the web, but actual first hand experience.

    I have many freinds and relatives that have purchased all maner of Canons, in the past 2 years, and none has had a problem with the lens sticking (E18 error) or any other fatal error that I know of.

    I suspect that this is being perpetuated by someone unhappy with Canon and trying to keep a one-time problem out there as a worldwide and productline wide problem, when it is not.

    Jeff if this survey is not to your liking then I won't feel bad about you killing it. But I think we need to put this to rest, as it has become a more common point of reference again, after disappearing for many months.

    Or put your 2 cents worth in as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    OK. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm getting darn tired of the stupid E18 error rumormill. We have a lot of Canon owners on this forum, and I have yet to see any DCRP Canon owner report this error.

    If you have had, or currently have, a documented E18 error on you camera give us the particulars. I don't mean hear-say on the web, but actual first hand experience.

    I have many freinds and relatives that have purchased all maner of Canons, in the past 2 years, and none has had a problem with the lens sticking (E18 error) or any other fatal error that I know of.

    I suspect that this is being perpetuated by someone unhappy with Canon and trying to keep a one-time problem out there as a worldwide and productline wide problem, when it is not.

    Jeff if this survey is not to your liking then I won't feel bad about you killing it. But I think we need to put this to rest, as it has become a more common point of reference again, after disappearing for many months.

    Or put your 2 cents worth in as well.

    I have a Canon S1 IS and have had it for 6 months with no E-18 errors ever.

  3. #3
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    Got my A95 for about 3 months and no errors whatsoever.

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    this is a quote of myself, from another thread:

    i've worked in electronics/digital cameras retail (but not for long!) for the last 1 1/2 years and have never encountered the e18 problem. I'm not sure if this is relevant, but I know someone who fixes film cameras and there are actually many olympus stylus cams that have broken or stuck lenses, not canon. i'm really not sure why there is all this e18 talk in the air. i'll believe it when i see it.

    this is not a quote:

    i'd like to add that i've taken 8500+ photos with the A80 in conditions that include high wind, high wind + rain (got caught on a mountain-ish area in the rain without a cover, i took a few pictures and the camera got a little wet), on a boat with high wind, etc. and no problems. I keep mentioning high wind since i assume that is how something like a grain of sand would get in between the telescoping lens. again, no problems!

    EDIT: added this to the thread but it is "hidden" on the 26th page:
    http://dcresource.com/forums/showthr...0275#post90275
    Last edited by ReF; 12-12-2005 at 04:34 AM.

  5. #5
    Newman Guest
    I recently bought a Canon A400 with a fitted case. When the camera was in the case, it accidentally managed to turn itself on, and when I finally was able to slide the camera out, at the bottom of the LCD screen was the E18 error message. When I restarted the camera it functioned just as usual. This error was not a Canon flaw, but an operator mistake.

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    SD300, only had it for 3 weeks, taken it skiing and winter hiking with no problems.

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    e18 1st day out of the box

    I just purchased the A85 from blueswitchdigital.com. The price was good, I got extras and free shipping. The camera seems easy to use and I was phsyched to take it out of the box and begin shooting a few images around the house. After 10 shots e18 appeared and the lens wouldnt close properly. I thought it was the batteries. I charged up the batteries again and tried the next day again several pictures and the e18 , this time the lens closed. One more day and try again same result. Very, very annoyed so I googled e18 and discovered that the lens is prone to this... How many people have experienced it or what % I do not know, most people dont bother to write about it and I doubt that you could get an accurate measure from Canon. I called the dealer and I had to pay to return it where they will check it out. So there goes that bargain as it cost me $11 plus an hour to run to UPS and back. I am requesting a new A85. I am assuming that they will experience the error too if they give it a short workout. If they try and tell me there is nothing wrong with the camera or it needs to go for repairs I will scream bloody murder and post this BS treatment all over the net. I have read many good reviews about the camera and you do get alot of features for your money. I was thinking of saying fuggetaboutit and asking for a diferent brand but I will give it the benefit of the doubt for now and wait to see what they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    I just purchased the A85 from blueswitchdigital.com. The price was good, I got extras and free shipping. The camera seems easy to use and I was phsyched to take it out of the box and begin shooting a few images around the house. After 10 shots e18 appeared and the lens wouldnt close properly. I thought it was the batteries. I charged up the batteries again and tried the next day again several pictures and the e18 , this time the lens closed. One more day and try again same result. Very, very annoyed so I googled e18 and discovered that the lens is prone to this... How many people have experienced it or what % I do not know, most people dont bother to write about it and I doubt that you could get an accurate measure from Canon. I called the dealer and I had to pay to return it where they will check it out. So there goes that bargain as it cost me $11 plus an hour to run to UPS and back. I am requesting a new A85. I am assuming that they will experience the error too if they give it a short workout. If they try and tell me there is nothing wrong with the camera or it needs to go for repairs I will scream bloody murder and post this BS treatment all over the net. I have read many good reviews about the camera and you do get alot of features for your money. I was thinking of saying fuggetaboutit and asking for a diferent brand but I will give it the benefit of the doubt for now and wait to see what they say.
    Mark, Many thanks for your input. I didn't know the A85 came with rechargables.
    Last edited by D70FAN; 01-27-2005 at 10:57 AM.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
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  9. #9
    TimEllershaw Guest

    Thumbs down I've got one...

    I've had my Digital IXUS IIs for just over a year. ( So the warrenty has just expired ! )

    Last week it started to have problems focussing, and then got the E18 error.

    The lens is out and won't retract.

    Looks like I'll be getting my scredrivers out ( Repair Guide )

    My local Canon dealer says he will send it back to Canon , but they charge GBP50 just to examine it, and, off-the-record, suggested that he has returned "a couple of dozen" in the last year and that Canon have only repaired a few of them. (This cold just be a ploy to get me to buy something new from him ! )

    Cheers,
    Tim.

  10. #10
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    I am afraid to say it but my Canon A70 just died. You guessed E18 error message and the lense wont close all the way. I had no idea these cameras had this problem until yesterday when mine died and started searching the net. The camera is 14 months old and canon wont do a thing about it, other than charge me $150 to fix it. Its the last canon I'll ever get. Anyone have any good suggestions for a new camera?

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