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Canon XF Series HD Camcorders
Canon XF305, XF205 and XF105 (with SDI), Canon XF300, XF200 and XF100 (without SDI).

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Old July 30th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #46
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Re: Burned artifacts in viewfinder!

There is NO excuse for a camera in this price range to have an issue with the EVF. The hi-tech answer, using a plastic plug, is not the proper way to fix this problem. Canon should have a general recall to address the reason why the EVF is sensitive to sunlight. We all can't be unaware of this problem after purchasing the camera. Totally unacceptable.

Originally Posted by Chuck Fadely View Post
I just received an XF305 that had been back-ordered since the quake, so think it's a current one. It came with the eyepiece cover.

In less than a week, I've got bad blobs in the viewfinder - bad enough to interfere with normal use. I knew about this issue and was careful not to let the eyepiece point toward the sun.

It's still a problem.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #47
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Re: Burned artifacts in viewfinder!

I don't get why I used the cam out in the sun for a full year and never had a problem, with others it happens very early, while obviously many more owners seem to have no problem at all.

I have shot with prosumer cams since my AG456 Pana too long ago to recall, thru GL1s, GL2s, one Sony couple more SD Panas, and Prosumer JVC cams. I shoot 100 hours of video a year the same way now as I have with all those for going on two decades and not once has a problem like this ever anything come about.

Very frustrating for when I finally get a decent cam to upgrade my business and this happens.
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