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Lens cap will not close completely. Picture is out of focus. If I zoom in, the picture is in focus but narrow view

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You don't say what camera you have. It is pretty obvious that it has suffered damage to the lens, but I can't say whether it would be worth trying to get it repaired. Is it still in warranty?
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