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Old June 29th, 2004, 04:57 PM   #151
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(face red as a tomato, taking a deep and much needed breath)

"No! I don't know what you're talking about?"

(falling flat on the floor due to a prolonged lack of oxygen)

"It's okay! I'm fine. You don't have to scrap me off the floor."


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Old June 29th, 2004, 05:05 PM   #152
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<<<-- Originally posted by Paul Jason : Anyone seen this page?

http://www.expandore.com/product/Canon/Canon-XL2.htm

You have to highlight the whole page to see the specs. -->>>

yeah.. they are trying to get good google ratings by saying XL2 XL2 all over the place in white.. funny though that GOOGLE will dock you points for trying that crap.

I know thats not where I will be buying my XL2 after looking at that.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 10:28 AM   #153
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Here's hoping they get rid of the horribly cumbersome form factor of the xl1s. Ugly and hard to wield. Good time to come up with a new slate.

I think the next two months will see a lot of new models.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 10:36 AM   #154
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I thought the look of the XL1 was the only reason people kept buying them lol.. I think they looked pretty cool personally.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 11:08 AM   #155
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Thought some folks might be interested in this short thread on 'Pechorin's audio and video equipment discussion forum':

http://www.pechorin.com/m/2004/06/29...se-215143.html
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Old June 30th, 2004, 11:22 AM   #156
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Michael,

I'm not positive but I think that's the same guy tried to sell me some swampland here in Florida.

He sounded most sincere then too... --{G}--
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Old June 30th, 2004, 11:24 AM   #157
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Sold me some great land in Florida too.. But I think Aliens attacked my house because all of a sudden my house disappeared and they turned my lot into a big puddle.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 11:29 AM   #158
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Hee hee .. I hope it is your guy fellahs - I'd hate to see Frederic having to hold his breath another two weeks! :-)
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Old June 30th, 2004, 11:29 AM   #159
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Last time I looked Flag Day was June 14, not July 14.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 11:49 AM   #160
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I went to canondv.com to see if they extended the rebate and I couldn't find the rebate coupons ,so it finally ended.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 01:40 PM   #161
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Michael,

That guy is saying "They had no idea who I was so I just lurked around the hotel and even happen to get a copy of an agenda with notes, on their company letterhead...." What do you want to bet that, no matter how much this guy is offered, he won't scan those notes and upload 'em to the web. Why? Because they don't exist! He's just blowing smoke.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 02:06 PM   #162
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Nah, I wouldn't bet much Chris. The mind plays tricks when you WANT something to be ...

I for one, want a native 16:9 25p with interchangeable lenses and I want it now! I have a DVD project that starts now and will take me through to the end of the year but I don't think my trusty XL1s will supply the best image possible to my client. I am so tempted to go over to DVX land, but with a new XL just around the corner, it's torture! :-{
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Old June 30th, 2004, 02:39 PM   #163
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Go ahead and buy the DVX. You won't be disappointed; it's a terrific camera. If you have something to shoot now, then *now* is always the best time to buy. Let's assume that Canon does announce an XL1S replacement... when do you think they'll actually start to *ship* that product? (Check your history, folks.) I would not wait if I were you.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 02:59 PM   #164
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Thank you for your wise words, Chris. I will report.
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Old June 30th, 2004, 04:44 PM   #165
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"when do you think they'll actually start to *ship* that product? (Check your history, folks.)"

When do you think they'll start to ship that product, Chris?
:)

Can anyone here refresh us on history?
Or could you at least point us in the right direction Chris?

I seem to remember a lag of a few weeks between the XL1 rebate and the XL1s announcement, and then only a few months between the announcement and the release, but it may have been as much as 6 months.

Can't really remember.

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