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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-06-2017

XF205 out zooms automatically?

Hello everybody, I recently purchased the Canon XF205 and had some troubles during a shoot. When I was recording and zoom in to get a nice close up of a plant and hold it for somewhat 5 seconds, the camera slowly zooms out by itself. I though it was my hand pressing the button by accident or zoom ring... but no... One day it is working fine and the other day its doing weird... Is there a setting that I should turn off? Or how can I solve this problem? 

Thanks in advance and have a nice day!

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Posts: 261
Registered: ‎01-13-2015

Re: XF205 out zooms automatically?

I don't know whether or not this will help or if it is something you have already done but information on using the Zoom control is located on pages 74-79 of the Instruction Manual.

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Registered: ‎09-06-2017

Re: XF205 out zooms automatically?

Thank you for your reply VideoGeek! I have tried to reproduce the 'zoom-out' and no luck. I have checked the firmware, played around with the camera, shake a bit and zoom-in zoom-out, turn off network/wifi settings and checked if I really did not touched the zoom buttons/ring by accident I have read the manual and it only explains how to use the zoom. I though there was a special function like a 'interval zoom out'  (zoom in for 30 sec and zoom out after 30 sec automatic) but there wasn't.

 

Forgot to mention that I bought two of these cameras and both have the problem. 

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Super Contributor
Posts: 261
Registered: ‎01-13-2015

Re: XF205 out zooms automatically?

Hopefully another owner who knows the XF205 will be able to help you.  I don't own one so all I can do is research the issue online and speculate as to what might help instead of giving you anything you can use.  I hope you find a solution soon.

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Registered: ‎09-06-2017

Re: XF205 out zooms automatically?

Thanks for trying to help me VideoGeek. 

I have contacted the shop where I bought the camera and they said it is a common problem... so I just returned the camera to the shop which goes to the factory. 

Super Contributor
Posts: 261
Registered: ‎01-13-2015

Re: XF205 out zooms automatically?

You're welcome.  I hope you get it back in great working condidtion and soon.

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