Adjusting the Lens
Adjusting the Iris Sensitivity
You usually need not adjust the iris sensitivity because
lenses are equipped with iris sensitivity adjustment
In auto iris mode, if hunting or response delay
happens, adjust the iris sensitivity using the iris
Iris sensitivity trimmer (S
or IRIS GAIN is indicated.)
You can see the iris sensitivity trimmer when
removing the gum cap on the front of the lens driving
unit. Use a mini-screwdriver to turn the trimmer. If
you turn it clockwise, the sensitivity increases, and if
you turn it counterclockwise, the sensitivity decreases.
It is recommended that you confirm the iris sensitivity
after replacing the lens.
For more information, refer to the operating instructions for
the lens (or consult the lens maker).
Use the macro function when the subject is less than
about 1.1 m (4 feet) (for the VCL-714BXA) from the
front of the lens. It is possible to shoot close-ups down
to a range of 10 mm (wide angle, f = 7.5 mm).
Bring the lens up to the subject so that the image is
the required size.
Move the focusing ring to the closest focus
Slide the MACRO button toward the rear of the
camcorder, and turn the MACRO ring fully in the
direction shown by the arrow.
Move the ZOOM selector to the M position, and
turn the manual zoom control to focus the image.
Ending close-up shooting
Return the MACRO ring to its original position (turn
fully in the opposite direction to the arrow in the
Reducing the size of the image
After completing steps 1 to 4 above, if you wish to
reduce the size of the image, turn the MACRO ring
back slightly, then use the manual zoom control again
to focus the image.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings