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Need Help with the F717

I just bought the F717 for IR work, but across the viewfinder, it says "nightshot is invalid" when the Hoya R72 is on it. What does that mean? I'm taking the pix anyway, but they aren't good at all. And how do I change the ISO values? I didn't get a manual with this and am going nuts here! What do I have to set in values and dials to get this to work with the R72? (and how do I do it on this camera). I'm usually on a 20D.... Thanks in advance.

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Re: Need Help with the F717

Are you set at green program mode on the dial? Nightmode doesn't fuction on A or S or manual mode.

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No image on LCD while all else seems normal.


Go here:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCF717&news_id=161

Sony had a certain issue with the CCD chip on this camera. If it's this issue, they'll fix it free plus $20 until March 2010.

Dec 12, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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My cibershot DSC-F717 does not have anything in the viewfinder and the LCD displays the settings and options.The screen is black with yellow words and numbers Also my zoom will not work. The LDC does not...


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Nov 28, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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I want to know if I can use a Hoya IR filter R72


Gary short answer a YES! You may need to increase the EV +1



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Yellowish/Green cast seen through viewfinder


Hi,
Symptoms of your DSC-F717 shows problem in its CCD Imager IC and needs to replace.
Sony announced scheme of free of cost repair for your camera model with same symptoms. Click Sony CCD Issue for details.
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Sep 14, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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DSC-F717 - "stucked" in nightshot mode


Yes you are right, it is more than likely the nightshot button that has shorted.

This is button is part of what we call the Switch control Block.

Phone your local Sony service Centre and ask them how much it would cost to replace the switch control block. My estimate is about a 1/5 of the original cast you paid for the camera.

Good luck.

Sep 24, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Bright pink/red color


This is a defective CCD problem known to Sony. They'll repair it FREE of charge and even pay the shipping. Go here for details: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

Dec 03, 2006 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Overexposed still pictures?


This is a defective CCD problem known to Sony. They'll pay for shipping and repair it free of charge. Go here for details: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

Nov 25, 2006 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Distorted Viewfinder Only In PIcture Mode


Yes, You are correct, it does not seem to be problem with the CCD. Insted it seems to be with shutter control or apparture control mechanism of the camera. Normaly there is one single cable carring signal to the shutter blade mechanism and the diaphram control. If this cable is damaged it shows the same symptoms as you have described in your mail. Get in touch with an expert camera repairer.

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Does the W1 have infrared abilities?


The Sonys with Nightshot are best at IR, IMHO. The W1 does not have this feature. I imagine it could take IR pics in Manual mode, but the exposures would have to be so long that picture quality would suffer to an unacceptable degree, IMO. The V1 has nightshot, and the price on them has come way down since the V3 was introduced. If you want to get into IR, I suggest a V1.

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