Any suggestions on what to do with my Sony DXC-327A camera that is closing the lens iris?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Philip Scoggins, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Hey, thought I'd throw this out to you guys before we throw in the towel and
    buy a new camera.

    I work at a small cable TV station and our good camera , Sony DXC-327A, is
    telling the iris on our Canon VCL 713BX lens to close down all the way. We
    took it to a repair shop and were told the DC to DC converter #146670912 is
    bad and that repair parts are unavailable. It's an 8 year old several
    thousand $$ camera and we were about to purchase some new audio gear, but
    with our best camera down...

    The manual for the camera was history long before I came on the scene & I've
    searched the internet and can't find anything about this camera. There is
    another one in town that a school uses and it has the same problem.

    Could I put a non-auto iris lens on and use that?

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Philip

    ps: I tried to post this in rec.video.provessional , but the group seems
    like it isn't working.
     
    Philip Scoggins, Oct 7, 2004
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  2. Philip Scoggins

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Post it to rec.video.production. Odds of finding someone with a manual
    there are pretty good.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Oct 8, 2004
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  3. Can't you turn the iris switch to "Manual"? All the lenses of that
    class I've ever seen has an Auto/Manual switch, and most also have
    a momentary push-button to engage Auto-level momentarily when
    in Manual mode.

    Can you reveal the Make/Model of the lens?

    I have a problem with my DSC-327 because the spring-pins that
    interface between the body and the lens (inside the bayonet ring)
    are missing most of the springs. I have got it to work by putting
    slightly long pieces of solder into the holes, but that doesn't last
    forever. :-(
     
    Richard Crowley, Oct 8, 2004
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  4. Doesn't the lens have an Auto/Manual Iris switch?
     
    Richard Crowley, Oct 8, 2004
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  5. That's something Sony camera's do, close the iris upon a technical
    problem. Why swap lenses? Just disconnect the cable from the lens to
    your cam. Disadvantage is that you'll have to zoom manually, but it
    saves you the money for another lens.

    cheers

    -martin-
     
    Martin Heffels, Oct 10, 2004
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    Richard Crowley, Oct 10, 2004
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  7. Mine has built-in connections between the body and the
    lens. No external cable to disconnect.

    Covering the iris pin with a bit of tape would isolate it
    from the camera and still allow power to the lens for
    zoom servo.
     
    Richard Crowley, Oct 10, 2004
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