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Old Aug 24, 2003, 4:35 AM   #1
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Default V1 lens not zooming smoothly?

Hi SONY-friends,
I have a question/comment to the V1 lens behaviour when zooming. With my V1 (which I have for 4 weeks now and I like it very much!) I made the following observation : When I zoom in and out I can feel and hear a clicking sound about half way through the zoom range, it looks as if there is some resistance somewhere in the middle when the lens is extending/retracting. I can also see the lense jumping when I hear this clicking sound. With other words, the V1 lens is not extending/retracting smoothly.

I tested another V1 in a shop, which did not show this behaviour. I also called Sony, they told me it would be just normal, all V1s would do so.

My question to the forum: Do I have to worry and may be send the camera to Sony for repair, or do your V1s show the same behaviour. If you own a V1, please give me a feedback with your experiences regarding the zoom-behaviour of your V1.

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Old Aug 25, 2003, 3:25 AM   #2
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My V1 does the same.

The noise is intermittent, and appears worst when turning the camera off and the lens retracts and closes beyond half way.

The V1 lens has been one of great debate, regarding its rattles and overall noise in general, but no one has actually commented on eventual lens failure.

Generally the V1 lens is very quiet compared to other cameras.

You might like to consider an extended warranty and resting assured you're covered with whatever might happen.

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