Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

When I try to zoom, screen goes black and "E18" appears in bottom corner

\015 When ever i try to zoom in or out the camera beeps, the view finder goes black and E18 appears in the bottom left ahnd corner. have to shut off.\015

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I won't say this is a solution but to prevent the lens retraction E18 message which seems to be common with Canon zoom lenses, I put the extension tube on mine. Sometimes I put a polarizer lens on it but usually I just leave it on to protect the lens when it is on. I have dropped it (on the carpeting at home) and never had a problem. If you have a Canon with a zoom lens, get a lens hood for it ASAP!! My wife's A520 has one on hers too. No problems.
\015\012There are lots of other places on the web with suggested fixes. Keep looking and keep enjoying this camera. Merry Christmas all.
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When I try to zoom, screen goes black and "E18" appears in bottom corner


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