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Old May 9th, 2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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XL2 Eyepiece dropping

The eyepiece of my XL2 slowly drops to an impossible angle while filming.
Is there a tightening adjustment for this equipment?

I look forward to your thoughts.

Many thanks

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Old May 9th, 2006, 06:14 PM   #2
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This has been an issue with the XL2 viewfinder. I take it your camera is fairly new? That's typically the cause. It's like they 'overlube' it from the factory and as it breaks-in, it tends to get a bit tighter and holds its position better. Try rotating it by hand for an extended period and see if it doesn't tighten up a bit.

Unfortunately, there is no friction adjustment for this.

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Old May 10th, 2006, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Greg.
The XL2 is pretty new and the sinking of the eyepiece is very frustrating, and was the cause of the loss of a unrepeatable shot today... I've long hankered after an FU-1000 and this has been the final push so the order has gone in this evening. The long wished for crisp focus should now be with my grasp - at least I'll not be able to blame the viewfinder anymore :-)

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Thanks Greg.
The XL2 is pretty new and the sinking of the eyepiece is very frustrating, and was the cause of the loss of a unrepeatable shot today... I've long hankered after an FU-1000 and this has been the final push so the order has gone in this evening. The long wished for crisp focus should now be with my grasp - at least I'll not be able to blame the viewfinder anymore :-)

Cheers

Chris
You're going to love the FU-1000. As soon as possible, grab a manual lens to go with it and you'll be in focus heaven.

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