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Camcorder won't focus

Posted by waldo on 12/06/06 The problem is my Canon Gl2 camcorder, it won't focus, after I tried a cheap non Canon wide angle lenz

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I hope I can offer a simple solution. If it doesn't work, then I'll I have to ask a few more questions. I know the GL has many buttons and settings and it can be confusing to keep an eye on all of them. Perhaps the camera was changed accidentally to manual focus? Can you check to see it is set to auto focus. If that isn't the case. When you say you can't focus, do you mean when you try to manually focus it, nothing happens?

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    ohhhh my god @ waldonilo im having the same problem! did you find a solution??? im sooo desperate...

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This happens when the internal focus lens is off track, usually caused by impact and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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