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Problem with Canon XL1S lens

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When i turned on my camera on a display was written Lens check, or something like that. Now the zoom is working just when i turned on my camera for about 4 seconds. Is there any solution for this problem?
New lens? ;-)

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    Hi, I have the same problem. After waiting about 4 seconds i got the "lens check" label on the display and the zoom and iris does not work at all.
    Someone can tell me something to do with this

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Another thing would be to remove the lens, check the contacts [little gold thingys on the mounting end] give them a GENTLE cleaning on both the lens & the camera, then re-attach the lens & try it. Sometimes its the little simple thing like this that will create the biggest problems.

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Definitely sounds like there is a problem with the lens. You might be able to get a new one, from canon, considering they have a lifetime warranty on all of their Lenses. Otherwise, it seems that you will have to spend some money.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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