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Old April 19th, 2006, 01:45 AM   #256
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well,
time to send it in then.
thank u all for input and help.
i dont need the lens for a few weeks, will be in front of the computer...
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Old April 19th, 2006, 02:29 PM   #257
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Hi, just thought I'd chime in and say I'm on my third 3x lens - two having bitten the dust exactly the same way as has been described here. Had no problems with the stock 16x or manual 16x. Seems like the consensus is that the 3x is a bit of a dog?!

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Old April 19th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #258
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I shot with mine today and it's still working. maybe I'll be lucky this time around.
Btw, Adam...did Canon give you a new lens, or did you have to pay for it?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #259
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Bruce, I returned it to the retailer I bought it from both times and they provided the replacements - free of charge. The lens failed both times within the warranty period.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:07 PM   #260
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3x Zoom Control Smoothness

I was just shooting some Birthday footage with the 3x lens and noted that using the "manual" zoom lens did not result in a smooth zoom action. If I very carefully turn the ring at constant speed, the image seems to zoom in bursts! Is this just me? Or my nice new lens? Or is that just how it works?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 11:15 AM   #261
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back focus on 3x wideangle

Is there any alternative to sending my wide angle lens in for service, to get the back focus realigned? Any tricks anyone knows of, before more expense!
Well it's worth asking isn't it?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #262
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Mike,

Have you looked at this thread? http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...gle+Back+focus

Also, have you contacted a rep at Canon about this issue to gain any insight? Seems like this has been a known issue with the 3Xs on the XL2s. Not sure if Canon has addressed the issue or not.

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Old September 14th, 2006, 01:27 PM   #263
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Thanks Ryan, the thread has me better informed.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #264
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Following on from my recent post, the Good news is, Canon U.K. have checked over my wideangle lens, and have not charged me, because, they say, everything is as it should be.
The Bad news is, the problem was visable to me, on both my XL2 Cams.
So since my 20x and 16x manual lens are both working as they should, I know it's not my eyes!
I really will have to use it as an emergency lens only!
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Old October 8th, 2006, 11:47 AM   #265
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Which fisheye to get: 3x or 16x manual

I am thinking about investing in a fisheye lens/adapter for my Canon XL-2. I have the 16x Manual lens and the 3x Wide Lens.

I plan on using it for shooting music video and cool establishing shots for narrative peices. Which one is the better one to get? unforunately the shots they have on century optics site of the lens is exactly the same for the 16x as for the 3x and it isn't a particularly good example.

Anyone else know of some good examples or competing devices to the Century optics adapter?

And which one is the better buy? the one for the 3x or the 16x manual?

Thanks in advance!
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Old October 8th, 2006, 07:04 PM   #266
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i've used both, and the CO fisheye for the 3x will give you more fisheye distortion than the one for the 16x, and your picture will benefit from the wide angle in most cases. however, if it's drama you're after, the CO baby death lens on a gl1/gl2 yields more dramatic results than either.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 01:15 PM   #267
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Fortunate&Unfortunate 3X lens

I just bought second hand Canon lens 3X(500$). the lens is a good condition. I even try before I bought it and work perfect. but when I get home the issue is there like other experienced (out of focus). when I zoom IN or OUT is out of focus in few second then focus good. the owner use Xl1 and work good also to him. is there anybody here has send their lens and how much they charge you? Thanks.

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Old October 16th, 2006, 01:42 PM   #268
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First, try this test.

Turn on the camera into either the A, Tv or Av program mode. Be careful to avoid the Green Box (easy recording) mode.

Switch the 3x lens to manual focus. Zoom all the way in to full telephoto and set the focus. Now zoom out all the way to full wide (don't move the camera; just zoom out). Everything should still be in focus. Please report what happens when you try this simple test.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #269
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Chris, I did what you ask me and is in focus. any input sir.?

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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:39 PM   #270
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If your image is in focus after the steps Chris described, then there's no back focus problem.
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