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Zoom Feature How do I correctly install and uninstall the zoom lens? I think something is wrong with the way it is installed because when I look into the viewfinder all I see is darkness.

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I have a problem as well, I installed the zoom lenses and it wont turn into zoom, I know something might be wrong but I cant figure wich, I have tried a couple of times to unscrew it and screw it.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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What I would try to do is, loosen the screw so its not stiff to adjust, adjust the lens to the right position then tighten up the screw again. Hopefully this should work for you!!

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I think something is wrong in your camera settings you just need to fix your settings or if that is not the problem you can et it repaired goodluck:) and please rate this solution...

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Zoom error on J27 fuji camera - brand new can take photos but can't use zoom feature


There is a problem with the gear system for the zoom feature, most likely a damaged gear, or something tricky. If it's still under warranty, take it back for a replacement, or send it off to repair. You have to disassemble the entire camera to fix something inside the lens assembly, and they usually just replace the whole assembly, from what I understand, and it's pricey. If the unit isn't under warranty, or they won't cover it with this problem (sometimes they will say it's neglect or abuse to the lens assembly), you can try to push the zoom button and gently pull to try to help the gears engage, if they're just stuck, or some sand, etc., got inside the gears. But first, try to blow any dirt or sand, etc., out of the lens assembly with some compressed air. If that doesn't work, place the unit flat on something soft, and hit the zoom button while you try to lift and gently twist the lens. Do this a few times, but beware that you might do further damage, so go easy on it. If this doesn't work, the unit will have to be serviced. Get an estimate first- that can get pricey, and sometimes it's just better to get a new camera. Hope you get lucky and get it working.

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I cannot use zoom in or zoom out feature. I is


Your camera has some problem with its lens assembly. I suggest you take it to a service center as it could be disastrous to try to do it yourself.

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While zooming in-out camera gives error message means lens mechanism is either defective or lens drive motor is bad. In both cases, lens assembly will be replaced.
Contact nearest camera repair shop for fix.
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How to achieve full zoom with a Nikon 55-200mmf/4-5.6G ED lens?!


1) What camera body are you using?

2) I do not understand your assertion that it automatically zoomed in. Zooming is a manual function. The automatic functions of your lens pertain only to focusing on of the subject so that your picture is sharp and ensuring that the correct amount of light is admitted so that you have a correct exposure.

3) Are you sure you were turning the zoom ring and not the f-stop ring? The zoom ring is labeled 200 on one end of the scale and 55 on the other. It is also the widest ring on the lens barrel. When you rotate it, the physical length of the lens will lengthen as you rotate it clockwise (viewed from behind the camera) and shorten as you rotate it counter-clockwise.

4) For reference, at 200mm the angle of view on your lens should be 10 degrees and at 55mm about 40 degrees.

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White Spot


If this white spot is always exactly the same, but moves off the picture when you start to digital zoom and not optical zoom, there is probably something on the sensor. You mentioned that when zooming, eventually it moves. Are you in digital zoom mode at that time? (The switchover from optical to digital zoom is automatic, but you can disable it). Is this white spot blurry or sharp? Can you see fringes of the image at the edges? (This would suggest something on the lens).
If there is a piece of dust inside the lens ,you may be able to see it looking down the lens. How big is this spot?
Either way, if the camera is new, can you still return it?

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It may have jumped a tooth, something like a car timing chain. The Zoom in this camera is a barrel that has 3 cams that rides inside another barrel that has "tracks" for the cams. The motor rotates the the outer barrel via gear teeth, forcing the inner barrel to extend or retract. There is a tab on the gear teeth that might index the position of the zoom lens. If this tab is in the wrong position, if the gear jumped a few teeth, the camera may not know where the zoom lens is in relation to the inner focusing lens, and cause the "zoom error" If that is the case, I can help you get it back into position. This is a theory, but does explain the tab on the gear and the constant zooming.

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ZOOM problem


Most likely there is a problem with servo drive for the lens and camera functions. The fix is to replace the complete processor board including the servo drive electronics. After replacement the board must be tested and calibrated.

Call Sony to see if the camera is worth to have serviced.

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Zooming of Nikon D40 SLR Camera


You need to be more specific about which lens you've got! I'm guessing you've probably got the 18-55mm which is the most popular lens to be supplied with the kits.

From what you describe, the lens is working correctly. The problem is the maximum focal length of the lens (55mm) is not going to give you massive magnification. (Basically, the bigger the number, the more powerful the zoom.)

The sort of lenses that you can snoop on someone from half a mile away are going to be 300mm upwards.

This is one of the reasons that you can change the lens on an SLR camera. Now you might ask, if that's the case, why they don't make a 18-500mm lens. The problem is that the bigger the range of the zoom, the more the image quality suffers, so you tend to find the zoom lenses go up in a number of steps.

If you need more magnification, the only answer is to buy a more powerful lens I'm afraid :-(

Hope this helps,

Matt

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