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Old March 22nd, 2008, 09:00 PM   #16
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I just found shavings inside my lens...very irresponsible of them...

Will Sony pay for shipping? They better...booooo on Sony...
I had the same thing. I took mine in and they ended up replacing the lens which confused me because I thought they would just clean it. I also asked them to adjust a slight vignetting problem so maybe the new lens was to solve that issue. They were pretty aloof about the whole thing. Anyway, inside the new lens I have noticed again a few particles-look like metalic shavings- but they are on the rim of the inner mechanism and aren't in view of lens so I can live with it. My theory is that these particles are actually tiny flakes of the sealant used to seal the lens on, but who knows. Good luck, make them pay for shipping!
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 09:21 PM   #17
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I had the same thing. I took mine in and they ended up replacing the lens which confused me because I thought they would just clean it. I also asked them to adjust a slight vignetting problem so maybe the new lens was to solve that issue. They were pretty aloof about the whole thing. Anyway, inside the new lens I have noticed again a few particles-look like metalic shavings- but they are on the rim of the inner mechanism and aren't in view of lens so I can live with it. My theory is that these particles are actually tiny flakes of the sealant used to seal the lens on, but who knows. Good luck, make them pay for shipping!
yeah I'm going to send it in and have them fix the slight vignette problem on mine, update the firmware to 1.05 since my ND and focus are messed up, and teh shavings front and center on my lens...you think they will fix the flicker (on mine it is almost unbearable...and happens every other shoot)...

Is it just me or is this camera full o' problems...
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:28 PM   #18
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What's flicker? do you mean a strobing effect in 24p? shutter at 1/48 or 1/60 is recommended. I was checking out a HVX in store yesterday, side by side with an Ex, they both have that same slight stutter effect as you pan. Im never sure if I see it cause Im looking or whether its prominent. 30p is much smoother.
I don't know if I could say the EX is plagued with problems because Its actually my first video camera and cant compare. It does feel though like Ive adopted a kid when I was really looking to buy a horse.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 04:58 AM   #19
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Is it just me or is this camera full o' problems...
As I said, I think it's just you. :)

There are a few problems in some units, not uncommon for such a new model (mine is perfect and works flawlessly). But I would still take this camera over any other cameras out there under 12,000. At least it's real HD and doesn't just pretend to be and the performance beats anything under 12,000 and even give bigger cameras like the XDCAMs and DVCPRO HD a run for their money. Specially the low end DVCPRO HD shoulder camera with SD sensors. The EX1 spanks it :)
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