Canon XH A1s focus ring making “whining” noise on fast zoom

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    • #49407
      AvatarAnonymous
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      The focus ring on my Canon XH A1s is making a ‘motor-like whining’ noise when manually focusing, is this in need of repair? Has anyone else experienced this ? Does this mean something is going to need repair inside my camera?

      thanks

    • #202307
      AvatarAnonymous
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      PS – this has only recently started, the camera is not 2 years old without a ton of wear, well maintained.

    • #202308
      AvatarBruceMol
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      I’ve never heard that on mine. I guess you mean the noise comes when you have switched focus to manual (AF/M).

    • #202309
      AvatarAnonymous
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      no it happens on both AF and M… it almost sounds like a tiny wind-up toy car, the whining noise, if that makes any sense …

    • #202310
      AvatarAnonymous
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      This is normal. I own a XH A1, and I know the sound.

      remember that this cam has 20x optical zoom. That’s a lot. With the fast zoom you hear the motor making the zoom.

      This is because the ring is not physically attached to the zoom. It is done by software and hardware. So there is a small delay too.

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