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Zoom Lens Problem

The zoom lens stopped working on my Canon ZR 500 digital video camera.

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Sorry there is something wrong with the mainboard when we get these at work thats usually what it is sometimes on the newer models the flex comes loose but not on this one if you have a warranty send it in if not its not worth fixing sorry

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I use a canon EOS 600D and been having issues today taking shots when i zoom in. Tried clearing all the settings but still wont take shots when i zoom. Neither does capturing video work. said "video...

Try another lens. It sort of sounds like the flex in the lens is partially cracked - like what happened to the shutter flexes in the old 35mm point and shoot cameras

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I have a Canon EOS 550D camera fitted with a Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200mm lens. I bought both together sometime early in 2010 from London Camera Exchange, Nottingham. I am not in Nottingham at the moment,...

Just a thought - are your Image Stabilizer and Auto Focus switches On or Off?
Might be worth experimenting with them.
Otherwise, sorry, can't help.
May be necessary to contact your vendor.

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I have just purchased a canon eos 600 digital camera.efs 18-135mm lens All excited.\r\nBought it home and on autofocus can't zoom the bird on the dam up very close? I can look through my point and...

Your not doing anything wrong, your Panasonic probably is using digital zoom (which is basically just cropping the picture imitating zoom). Your eyes sees similar to a 50mm lens so your 135mm lens is less then 3x zoom.
Do not be discouraged you will soon learn your cameras strengths and weakness.
Good Luck

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Zooming is done from the lens on a DSLR, assuming you have a zoom lens on the camera. For example, if your camera came with the 18-55mm lens, you should see the numbers 18, 24, 35 and 55 on the lens barrel with a white index line next to one of the numbers. Turn the barrel to move a different number next to the index line. 18mm is wide angle, 55mm is 'zoomed in'.

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Dear sir, pictures taken by it is unclear (canon EOS 500 Film cam

Hi Sanju,

I take it that you are using the same lens on the 500 all the time?? If that is the case then one of the interior lenses on the zoom lens are damaged. This, unfortunately, is not something you should tackle yourself. It is possible to open the lens up but you would probably not be able to buy the particular lens directly from the manufacturer and the risk of getting dust or moisture inside the zoom lens is quite high. Personally I'd take it along to a decent camera shop and ask them to give you a repair estimate so you can decide if it's worth fixing or as cheap to just replace it. Lens prices have come down a bit in the last few years so it's possible the repair and replacement would cost the same..

Hope this helps!!

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Purchase Zoom Lenses

Canon currently makes super Telephoto lenses from 300mm to 800mm and a number of zoom Telephoto lenses from 28-300 to 100-400. You can also special order a 1200mm lens from Canon at a cost of $99k! (There are only about 20 such lenses made so far.)

You can also get a 1.4 or 2x teleconverter to further increase the power of a telephoto lens. However, the cameras are unable to auto-focus when the minimum f-stop exceeds f/8, which can happen when you use one (or both) of the teleconverters on these longer lenses, so you have to manually focus the lens.

You can also get telephoto lenses from other manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma that are built to work with Canon cameras. However, the Canon lenses are generally regarded as the best quality.

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Zoom not working at all

You have a one year warranty with Canon, you should have all the information about shipping it to them in your original box.

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30x total zoom

The IR-500 has a thin body with a folded light path lens unit, which packs the 2.8x optical zoom power into the camera's exceptionally thin body. This, along with the 11x digital zoom combine for a seamless 30x total zoom.

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