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Old February 22nd, 2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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GL2 - Plastic or Magnesium Frame?

I plan to buy a GL2 as a premium quality vacation camera for occasions when I don't want to carry the XL-1S all day.

Is the GL2 frame magnesium like the XL-1S, or plastic? It could get banged around in transit - I'd be concerned without a magnesium frame.

Has anyone tried the Steady Stick on either the GL2 or XL-1S?

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Old February 23rd, 2004, 01:43 AM   #2
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i thought i had read on here that it was all plastic , even the bottom. so i was surprized when i put an ugly little scar in mine twisting it on my DIY crane. the bottom is metal, but the rest is plastic; it does feel abit better than most other camcorders. theyre building everything out of plastic now, better get comfortable with it.
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