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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:25 PM   #1
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Turn Off Zoom Lever?

Hi,
I'm awfully happy with my new A1 but one thing keeps bothering me. When shooting freehanded I often hit the Zoom Lever above the cassette case on the right side of the camera. Does anyone know if it is possible to turn off the lever completely? I couldn't find anything about it in the manual but cannot believe that it isn't possible as of all the tweaking that this camera offers. Any thoughts?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Best Rob
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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Hi,

There is no grip zoom lever lock available, but as a workaround you could switch zoom speed to constant and set it 1. Even if you hit the lever by accident, at such a low speed it will have very little effect. You can always use zoom ring on the lens for faster changes.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 09:26 PM   #3
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Don't feel bad...

I keep hitting the standby\lock lever with my thumb and switching off the camera while shooting. :(
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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thanks guys. a shame though that this camera seems to be tweakable that much. but this basic thing is missing. thanks for your replys. gotta be careful now ;-)
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