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#1 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 09:23 AM

While shooting a kids show last week on the HDX900 using the Fujinon 17.7 zoom that comes with it, I started to have a bit of a problem:

The zoom started to stutter and stick. It got progressively worse and worse until I had to use it manually(fortunately the shoot didn't require many zooms). We were shooting outdoors and it was mid-90's heat, but I was keeping the camera flagged the whole time. The next day, it started out fine, but eventually began to do the same thing. Today, testing it in the studio, it is working normally.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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#2 John Ealer

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 09:27 AM

While shooting a kids show last week on the HDX900 using the Fujinon 17.7 zoom that comes with it, I started to have a bit of a problem:

The zoom started to stutter and stick. It got progressively worse and worse until I had to use it manually(fortunately the shoot didn't require many zooms). We were shooting outdoors and it was mid-90's heat, but I was keeping the camera flagged the whole time. The next day, it started out fine, but eventually began to do the same thing. Today, testing it in the studio, it is working normally.

Anyone have any thoughts?



Sounds like a problem with the lubrication of the lens that needs to be handled by a service tech.

J
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#3 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:20 PM

Alas, it's off to the doctor in New Jersey.
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