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becker
Gl-2 ( xm-2 ) zooms by itself - why?
on Jul 26, 2007 at 12:19:28 pm


Hey!

I leave my canon camcorder on a tripod with a fixed focal length.

But.. Somehow it zooms out to wide, by itself, after a while...

Come to think of it - all my smaller canon camcorders also behave strangely in the xoom department.. one of them zomm from wide til max when i turn it on... when i zoom it back out to wide - it zooms back in...

Ideas anyone?

*** Norwegian videojournalist & Editor***


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Evil Ash Editor
Re: Gl-2 ( xm-2 ) zooms by itself - why?
on Jul 26, 2007 at 6:20:48 pm

Are you using a LANC controller? At my previous job, we were using a LANC controller on a DVX that was malfunctioning and causing the camera to zoom on it's own. Otherwise, it sounds like a malfunctioning servo.


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mattdawgpro
Re: Gl-2 ( xm-2 ) zooms by itself - why?
on Jul 30, 2007 at 10:31:35 pm

I had this same problem with my GL-2, it eventually got worse and worse until the zoom stopped altogether. It ended up being a bad zoom motor, which it turns out is a common problem with that camera. It's too bad Canon still hasn't put a real mechanical zoom ring on any of their cameras.


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