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Ryan Turner
Burn mark in viewfinder
on May 29, 2009 at 11:45:24 pm

I just borrowed a Panasonic HVX and when I look into the viewfinder there is a burn mark. Looks like a small smokey burn in the center of the viewfinder. Does anyone know what causes this or is there a fix?

Thanks
Ryan


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Steve Eisen
Re: Burn mark in viewfinder
on May 30, 2009 at 12:48:57 am

Sounds like the viewfinder was pointed toward the sun for a period of time.

Think of it as a magnifying glass. All viewfinders have a warning.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
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Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Ryan Turner
Re: Burn mark in viewfinder
on May 30, 2009 at 12:53:13 am

Thanks for the response!!!

I'm guessing it wouldn't be covered by warranty. Is it possible to replace the viewfinder? Or to repair it?


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Steve Eisen
Re: Burn mark in viewfinder
on May 30, 2009 at 1:39:12 am

Definitely NOT covered under warranty.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Board of Directors
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Ryan Turner
Re: Burn mark in viewfinder
on Jun 1, 2009 at 4:45:28 pm

Thanks!


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Michael Shugrue
Re: Burn mark in viewfinder
on Jun 2, 2009 at 6:12:48 pm



They do make a eye cover that closes when you eye is not pressed against the viewfinder. Its ok, but saves you $%# when you have a sony 10k color vf.


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