Today my Nikon Coolpix 5700 died with a lens error. This problems seems to be one of the biggest issues with this camera.
I first tried to fix the issue myselves. When turning off the camera, the lens also goes back inside the camera. I tried to push a bit and hope that the gears would pick up again. Unfortunately not and the system still made the same rattling sounds.
Because I knew about the problem, I actually searched the internet last week for the prices of the ur-e8 adapter. This adapter, which is primarely used to attach the various tele and wide angle convertors, can also be used to protect the lens when it is out of the camera. Together with Bernie’s 72mm Thread Adaptor (Part # NP0030) it will also protect the lens. Unfortunately I’m too late now. I hope it will be fixed soon. I send if of to the supplier which will send it to Nikon repair. They think it will at least take up to 15 working days before its repaired. I should be under guarantuee (till 22 november actually!)