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Old February 3rd, 2005, 02:33 PM   #1
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GL2 Shaking problem (please help)

I have owned my Canon Gl2 just about two years now, and it has a fair bit of mileage on in. The last month or two I have noticed a shake in the image. It will do it at random times, and then stop and be fine other times. the shaking isnt anything super extreme, but enough that is is messing up certain shots. Anyone ever experienced this problem, or have any suggestions or ideas?
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 02:34 PM   #2
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also, i have ran a head cleaner tape through it and it didnt seem to solve the problem
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 02:59 PM   #3
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Image Stabilization

Occasionally, I forget to turn image stabilization ON when not using a tripod. My shots are then shaky. Stabilization is on by default for a GL1. You actually have to turn it off. But a GL2 is different. You have to go into the menu to turn it on. Or it can be assigned to a custom key. Are you sometimes forgetting to turn image stabilization on? Either by going into the menu, or by pushing the custom key?

Does the shake occur when you are on a tripod? Image stabilization turned On might cause this. It should be turned Off while on a tripod. There is a slight delay to image stabilization while the lens decides what to do. If on a tripod, and you do a Pan, image stabilization at the beginning of the pan can make the image a little funny; maybe it looks like a shake to you?
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 03:05 PM   #4
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i actually still get the shaking even if the camera is on a tripod. it's like the camera will be completly still, but then it shakes. it will also shake if i'm just filming while holding the camera really still, the image will shake
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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Shaking

Are you making on the fly adjustments to the camerea. I get some shake when I mess with the exposure lock, especially noticeable when I am on a tripod and zoomed in. Just trying to eliminate the little things that could be operator induced. So often we get involved in the shoot an don't notice how our own movements affect the camera. For example, I have to be very careful with the zoom on a Canon ZR50mc single chip camera. Let go of the zoom lever after zooming in or out, and the lever snaps back with an noise very audible to the camera mic. So I have to keep my finger on the zoom lever and slowly let it return to neutral position.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #6
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We have 2 GL2's and I have seen both have the exact symptom you described. To date, I have not found an answer. At least you are not the only one!

At the time the image shake happens, do you have anything plugged in to the camera? When I've seen our's do it, it has always had something plugged in to the A/V output and the LANC port.
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