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Old January 27th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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Problems with focussing

Half way through a shoot, I changed batteries, next thing the camera would zoom in, but not zoom out, made no difference if it was the zoom on the grip, or the zoom on the handle, had to go manual.

5 minutes later all auto focus functions went as well. I figured out that the autofocus would work for whatever zoom position was selected when the camera was powered up. So if I set the camera wide powered off and on, it would focus. Manual focus was gone as well, and I definitely engaged the manual focus ring and switched to manual focus.

I pulled out the battery, and the backup battery, hoping to do a cold reboot of the system.

The only focus I could get was the focus when the camera powered up.

Took the camera in for servicing and they decided to call it DOA with 37 hrs on it, as the repair involved replacing the complete lens assembly.

I donít know what caused this, but thought you would like to know.

BTW thereís always a silver lining, I found new ways to be creative with only a wide shot available, it involves getting really close!

Ross
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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #2
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Wow...
That's bad news Ross!
Hopefully you get it fixed or replaced soon.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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Hi Steven,

My dealer replaced it on Friday. I wish I had backed up all the picture profiles, and the settings though.

Ross
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