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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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VIXIA HF 200 Shutter Cover broken

So i brought my camcorder to the beach, BAD IDEA! Maybe got a tiny tiny bit of sand around the shutter cover and now it's broken! Have it holding open with two pieces of tuck tape so i can at least use it. Wondering if the Canon Centre in IRVINE will charge me for the fix as it's under warranty. Anyone dealt with this before or fixed it? Let me know! Looking forward to being part of this forum! Thanks guys!

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Old October 28th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #2
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can i put one of those uv filters over it and forget it? better yet, any ideas on making one? right now im using a micro fibre cloth with one of those elastic bracelets that say "meningitis awareness"
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 12:38 PM   #3
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If its just the cover thats broken, and your camera still works fine otherwise, YES, a UV filter will work for this (58mm if memory serves on my HF S200)

With me, as soon as I get a camera or lens, boom. There's a UV filter on it the second it comes out of the box, and it stays on. I think a lot of people on this forum will tell you that their practice is pretty similar. Better to break or smudge a filter than to damage a lens, any day.

This is actually what I like about the high end vixias. Not many consumer level cameras enable you to screw on standard filters.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 10:07 PM   #4
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Mark i saw the vid...Nice, what are you using for editing, i have a VIXIA HFS 20 and i use IMOVIE on my mac and i was just wondering what software you are using? Where can i get that kind of music? i LOVE IT..Sorry about your cam, i am a firm believer in putting some type of filter on the front just to be safe...lots of luck with the fix.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 11:16 AM   #5
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Hey Ivan, thanks, im using hf200. I just found a wicked torrent called Karsh Kale Torrent by googling it. 4 cds. How much is one of those uv filters? do you have a link to one that would work with the hf200?

thanks for your reply, i was starting to think nobody would!
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Old November 4th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #6
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Hi Mark,

One of my Vixias had been having trouble with the shutter cover. Generally speaking, it would stop half-way, and then you'd have to give it an extra nudge to get it all the way open or all the way closed.

I bought this unit used, and it looked like it had been lit on fire and kicked down the street. Additionally, it had clearly been brought to the beach. There was sand inside the LCD arm assembly (causing the screen to short) and also in the lens area, which was causing the problem with the cover.

There is a PDF in this thread (http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-vi...ken-ideas.html) that shows the Vixia open for cleaning out the screen area.

Good luck with yours.
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Old November 5th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #7
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Mark here is the link for the UV filter, i bought the kit which is here:

Hoya 58mm Introductory Filter Kit GIK58GB B&H Photo Video

But i am sure if you only wanted one filter it is slightly less, to be honest for the 55.00 USD for three is worth it, either way good luck and thanks for the link.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #8
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cool, i wonder if i could just make one...
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