Hi. 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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Re: Problem with Canon XL1S lens
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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Re: Problem with Canon XL1S lens
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.
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The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the
probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.
Try holding the
shutter button while switching on the camera.
Look at the lens ,
and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then
try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).
pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may
cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.
way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and
then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to
not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and
down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the
camera is enough to get things going again.
Try hitting your
camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair
center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to
replace the camera.
If it is still under warranty I would suggest
you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any
off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about
warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.
the advise is useful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.
Are you operating with the selector knob in the green "preset" mode or one of the custom modes? That camera can be set up ten ways from Sunday and it's quite possible that it's in a mode that is damaging quality.
Also, check rear element of lens and sensor for debris.It's got a removable lens and might be dirty. Be EXTREMELY careful cleaning the sensor, Seek guidance. Personally, I've never touch a sensor. A puff of air should do it. Don't touch it with anything. If it looks clean, leave it alone.
According to its specifications, this lens can use a 72mm filter. So you should be able to get the type lens cap that clips into a 72mm filter to work. Such as the one shown here. I'd recommend you go to a local camera store and try one to make sure it works.
If you are talking about cables connecting to the lens, you either do not have an xl lens, or your lens is WAYYY beyond ant help you could find here. Your best bet is to call up & have it in fro service with Canon,
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
Yes, this is a strange issue. Have you dropped the unit, or maybe 'bumped' it or anything similar. I know alot of times, people like to 'hit' their unit, to get it to do things (like eject tape). What people don't realize, is that these machines are prone to damage when hit hard enough (just like anything else).
In any event, this is not an misconfiguration issue, and you won't be able to fix it. You would need to bring it in to a qualified service center for an estimate. Be sure to shop around to find the best price and service. Since parts for these are not cheap, and they are labor intensive.
Possibility is two. 1. If the lens contact to the body is not good so make sure the contacts are clean and position is locked completely. 2. 90% of the solution comes from repair on Main circuit in the lens. Good Luck. For further assistance go to www.camerarepairjapan.com James.
Ive seen this three times and everytime its been something differant. Fist was the rocker switch was jammed. easy fix as dirt was in there. Second was a small serface maounted capacitor in the zoom interface circuit. An third never found the problem as we thought it was a limit switch in the lens itself but the customer never paid for a new lens assy so we didnt order it. Good luck