View Full Version : Thanks to everyone, got my GL2!

Scott Silverman
December 25th, 2002, 07:02 PM
Hi Everyone,
I finally got my long awaited GL2. Just wanted to thank you all for your wonderful support. Without your help I probably would not have bought the GL2. This forum is truly the most valuable tool a videographer could have. I know everyone has heard this many many times, but it is because it is true. Thanks to Chris and to all the 2,000+ users that make this such a great place. I look forward to spending a lot of time with my new GL2 and this forum.


Graham Bernard
December 25th, 2002, 07:11 PM
Welcome aboard! Great machine - still learning what it can do. I've teamed it up with Vegas Video = even more to learn.

Merry Christmas Scott - i've seen you gradually work towards getting one - I did the same, so far so good.

What accessories did you plum for?

Best regards


Frank Granovski
December 25th, 2002, 08:14 PM
Congrats with your new GL2, Scott!

Scott Silverman
December 25th, 2002, 11:12 PM
Hi Grazie!
Merry Christmas to you too! I was so excited about my new GL2. I've been working towards it for 5 months now and its finally mine. I watched some video I shot and was amazed. It was SUCH an upgrade from my old Sony D8 camera. So far all I have as accessories (aside from the standard included ones) are a hard shell case, lens + camera cleaning kit, extended battery, 64 MB memory card, and two tapes! My next step is a ME66 mic w/ MA-300 or a bogen 503 (3460) tripod. Can't decide which one. What would you do? Thanks Grazie. Best of luck to your holiday shots (family, friends?).

Thanks to everyone!

Graham Bernard
December 26th, 2002, 11:54 AM
"My next step is a ME66 mic w/ MA-300 or a bogen 503 (3460) "tripod. Can't decide which one. What would you do? "

. . . . - I bought the lot! - My advise is to do the same . . . . you've got a brilliant cammy. It deserves - and you TOO - to have the best chance to create a winning team - yes?

Ah go on! Do it . . . .

Thanks for your Holiday wishes,

Best regards


Mark Härtl
December 26th, 2002, 04:20 PM
hi scott,

i wish you much fun with your new gl2 - as much as i have with it.

i would go with the tripod since the onboard-mic of the gl2, even if its not a real directional one, is already good enough for good shots. ok, in some situations its not good enough, but in most standard-situations it works! if you buy the bogen-tripod and have still money left, you could go with the canon dm-50 (i think you know that you dont need the ma-300 for it); i bought it and its a real step forward in comparison to the onboard-mic - it works great for me.

Scott Silverman
December 26th, 2002, 07:11 PM
Thanks for your advice Mark and Grazie,
Grazie: Unfortunately I can't buy both cause I don't have the money, but thanks for the advice.
Mark: I am glad you feel that way. My gut feeling was to buy the tripod also. I figured the GL2 mic was OK and that I may as well put a 2800 dollar camera on a nice tripod. The tripod will also improe my video tremendously. However, I don't think I am going to buy the Canon mic. It costs close to 200 and I would rather dealwith the standard mic on the camera and get my ME66 sooner. Also I know if I bought the Canon I would probably not end up buying the ME66 because I have a shotgun mic already.

Thanks for your help guys I guess I better start pricing out the tripod. I think that B&H has the lowest prices, but I'll look around a little.

Thanks to all!