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Old September 2nd, 2009, 03:56 AM   #1
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XH A1 Iris Ring - Not turning smoothly

My XHA1 Iris ring on the camera is not turning smoothly any more, especially from the one side. I can still turn it no problem, but it feels very 'gritty' as though whatever action underneath it has worn away. I do use it quite a lot, especially from the left side if I'm holding the camera; I use my middle/index finger to push it up and down.

Has anyone ever had this problem with their XHA1

Is this a part that can be fixed/maintained easily?

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Old September 2nd, 2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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Sounds like sand, Martin. There is a post in here talking about your problem. Recommend using the search.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 03:16 AM   #3
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Sounds like sand, Martin. There is a post in here talking about your problem. Recommend using the search.
I can't rule it out that it isn't - have taken camcorder to the beach for a few wedding shots, but have been very careful having practically wrecked a camcorder and a stills camera at the beach before.

To be honest, it just fels as though what the ring was 'gliding' on before underneath, has just worn.

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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:47 PM   #4
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Martin, you might get a better idea what it is by putting your ear next to it while turning it at different speeds. Even put a mic on it and boost it thru phones.

I think if it was worn it'd have a 'grating' sound and if it worries you that would cause a trip into the shop.

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