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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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HF-10 Zooms in automatically...without sliding the zoom slider

Hey guys, I have more of an annoyance right now then a problem. Whenever I am shooting video with my HF10 it zooms in without me sliding the zoom slider. I let it sit there and it gradually zooms in, I slide it back then 10 sec or so later it zooms back in slowly. I was curious if there is a way to fix this. I tend to just hold the zoom slider back when I am filming anyway, but its still annoying. It doesn't happen all the type but it happens a lot (most of the time). I was thinking it might just be "sticky" but I don't think so....maybe, I don't know.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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Anybody have any ideas?
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Old July 12th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #3
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Yes I've had this problem for a while myself. I'm two months over the manufacture warranty so I guess I'm stuck with it. I bought the HF10 just so I could do long takes for timelapses so that I could speed them up in post. But one of the first times that I tried this I can back after 10 minutes of one take and the camera would be zoomed in all the way. Just this weekend at a wedding I used it for a third camera backup cutaway shots and I had trouble keeping it zoomed out because it kept zooming in. Aaaaagggghhhh!! Frustrating as heck.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #4
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Usually this "glitch" has something to do with the flexible cable that goes between the camera and the LCD (ya know those little W and T buttons on the LCD...). Try moving the LCD around and see if the problem disappears - could be a break/short in which case moving the screen might make it "work" in certain positions. It might at least give you a workaround if that turns out to be the problem.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #5
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I have the same thing periodically but for me it zooms out, I wasn't sure if it was a faulty rocker or what, at this point I just have to live with it till I upgrade :\
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