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Glenn Martin February 12th, 2010 09:01 AM

HPX-170 Image Shifting Problem...HELP!
Hi everyone.

I was hoping to get some help with a problem that I am having with my HPX-170. I purchased a one year old camera used, with less than 60 hrs on it, and everything looks great and works fine overall, but i'm am getting some weird image shifting when it's attached to my tripod. When I try to quick or slow pan either direction, I get an image shifting. it's like the image you see in my external monitor or the viewfinder is trying to catch up with where the lens was looking. I have an example of the problem i could upload or email, but am not sure how to attach it or upload it to the site.

at first i thought it might be the tripod, so as i panned i would slowly tighten the pan lockdown knob on the tripod to create a smooth stop, but that didn't help. the image shifts back like i'm jerking the tripod, when i am not.

has anyone run across this issue? i can't recreate it when the camera is off the tripod. i'm going to try a different tripod this weekend when i get the camera back from a repair service. i was hoping they could find an issue with the stabilization or something that would be causing this. it's not the "lens wobble" issue, but it is a jerking and drifting image problem when you try to come to a stop while panning.

any thoughts i would greatly appreciate.


Dan Brockett February 12th, 2010 10:13 AM

Turn the OIS off when on tripod. If the OIS is already off and you are still getting the jerking, your camera is broken, but I bet you have the OIS on while on tripod.


Daniel Epstein February 12th, 2010 03:01 PM

I agree the OIS is most likely the problem.

Glenn Martin February 13th, 2010 09:29 AM

thank you
Daniel & Dan,
thanks guys I really appreciate the input!


Dan Brockett February 14th, 2010 10:13 PM

The Dans around here are fairly brilliant and most helpful.


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