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Flange Back Adjustment Sony Z1u - Service Manual?

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Bob ColeFlange Back Adjustment Sony Z1u - Service Manual?
by on Mar 13, 2012 at 9:40:50 am

I am trying to use my old Sony Z1u as a B camera but have encountered an apparent back focus issue (i.e. when I zoom in, focus, and zoom out, the image goes soft). Has anyone here seen that problem, and more importantly, does anyone here know how to fix it?

When I encountered that same problem on my EX1R I discovered that the camera's hidden menu offers an automatic "flange back adjustment" procedure.

Despite extensive searching, I haven't found a comparable fix for the Z1. But I have found a website that offers, for $15, a download of the Z1 Service Manual. Before I plunk down the cash for what might be a useless purchase, I thought I'd ask here: does anyone know of a procedure for adjusting back focus on the Z1? -and, does the service manual have the fix?

The closest I've come to an answer is either (a) send the camera to Sony, which will fix the problem for a rather large fee; or (b) buy the RM-95 remote, which enables you to access some hidden menu.

Thanks very much - perhaps hundreds of dollars of very much.

Bob C


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Peter BurgerRe: Flange Back Adjustment Sony Z1u - Service Manual?
by on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:11:17 am

Don't think there's something in the manual, but I'll check today. We've got a Z1E in the studio.

Manual should be the same as the "U" version (apart from the obvious)...

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Bob ColeRe: Flange Back Adjustment Sony Z1u - Service Manual?
by on Mar 13, 2012 at 5:25:36 pm

Thanks. How'd you get your hands on the service manual?

I appreciate your help.

Bob C


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Peter BurgerRe: Flange Back Adjustment Sony Z1u - Service Manual?
by on Mar 13, 2012 at 8:09:55 pm

Bob, the Z1 is not mine. We've got one in the studio of the Academy I'm working for from time to time. They had the manual but I wasn't able to find it... They only had the user manual at hand...

Sorry for that. I'll be teaching next week again and maybe someone knows where the manual is...

But I found a post on a different forum about a similar issue:

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/sony-hvr-z1-hdr-fx1/108581-z1-service-menus.htm...

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Bob ColeRe: Flange Back Adjustment Sony Z1u - Service Manual?
by on Mar 14, 2012 at 1:19:31 am

Thank you for that. I had found that link. I found one that offered the manual, but the download doesn't work. I'm surprised that the information on this isn't available on the Internet. If you find it, please let me know!

Bob C


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Bob ColeRe: Flange Back Adjustment Sony Z1u - Service Manual?
by on Mar 14, 2012 at 3:06:07 am

I finally found, and after quite a few efforts was able to download, the service manual (http://www.eserviceinfo.com).

I discovered that the flange back adjustment procedure for the Z1 is quite involved. I'm tempted to find a good repair shop which can do it for me.

Could you recommend a good shop in the Baltimore-Washington area, or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter?

Thanks very much.

Bob C


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Peter BurgerRe: Flange Back Adjustment Sony Z1u - Service Manual?
by on Mar 14, 2012 at 12:36:38 pm

Thanks for the link, Bob!

I was even able to find the manual for my own V1. Very helpful.

Since I'm in Germany, I don't know any shops in the US...

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Chris CottrellRe: Flange Back Adjustment Sony Z1u - Service Manual?
by on Apr 5, 2012 at 4:03:06 pm

[Bob Cole] "Could you recommend a good shop in the Baltimore-Washington area, or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter?"

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