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Old January 7th, 2006, 07:41 PM   #181
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No.. I didn't.. But what your saying about the iris is tru I don't think its opening.. Does this mean I got to send it to CANON???
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Old January 7th, 2006, 09:16 PM   #182
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Does this mean I got to send it to CANON???


Sounds that way. Not only do I power down when changing the lens, I take off the battery as well for added precaution.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 11:07 AM   #183
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Now that's caution!

I would suggest trying the lens on another XL2 body before you send it in. Just to be sure.

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Old January 8th, 2006, 11:08 AM   #184
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Also, did you take the lenscap off?

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Old January 8th, 2006, 07:24 PM   #185
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Also, did you take the lenscap off?

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That was great!! hahaha... I thought I did that at first...
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Old April 17th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #186
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XL2 20X Lens Problem??

I've been noticing my XL2's lens makes a clicking noise when I turn on the camcorder. I checked the connection carefully, and nothing was wrong. Then I looked directly into the lens to see what was going on.

When I turn on the camcorder, the lens aperture "scoots" from side to side (more like wiggles) recedes back into the lens housing and then settles. I'm thinking the lens is resetting after the previous use.

The camcorder still works perfectly. I have no trouble with the lens.

Does anyone else have a similar issue? Does anyone know if this is detrimental to my beloved XL2?
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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #187
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The variable angle prism that stabilizes your image is going through its power on init routine. Perfectly normal, nothing to worry about.

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Old April 18th, 2006, 07:33 AM   #188
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Vishad, wanna see something freaky? Turn on your camera and look at the lens element when you start up. It wobbles! (part of the IS). Kinda neato, but yeah, clicking is supposed to be there. In fact, if it doesn't click you are in trouble.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #189
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Wow, thank you, guys!!

It's really strange to see that lens go through that, but I'm glad it's not something I have to get fixed.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #190
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I use the Sony Z1 camera.

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Old February 19th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #191
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Focus Gear Ring for the 20x?

Does anyone know where I can get one, or have instructions on how to make one?

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Old February 19th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #192
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Dont bother... the Canon focus is not consistent in this manner, you need to use an electronic LANC controller or use the built in focus preset functions. The focus ring is like a fretless bass...



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Old February 19th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #193
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Thanks Ash, I do have a LANC controller and have used the focus preset.
I guess I'll be happy with them.

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Old February 20th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #194
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You can also try the 14X or 16x manual lenses... you should be able to pick one up used for $750 - $850



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Old February 22nd, 2007, 07:03 PM   #195
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Ash,

Thanks again for the reply.
Which of the two 14x or 16x is the better lens in your option.

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