I’ve got a Canon point and shoot camera with a zoom lens. It’s got a lens protecting shutter (I’m not sure what it’s actually called) that no longer closes when the the zoom lens retracts after turning it off. Could I shoot some silicone spray into a small cup and carefully brush some onto the shutter in order to fix this problem? Or will the silicone spray lubricant damage the lens coating? In other words, I don’t plan on blasting the lens with silicone spray, but carefully and selectively apply it.
I guess I can bring it to my local camera shop but they kind of creep me out and typically charge a fortune for any service. In any case, any suggestions for resolving this problem would be appreciated.