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Old February 27th, 2004, 08:43 AM   #1
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GL-2 ..suffered extreme abuse!

Just thought I would let you all know how my GL-2 has performed in the last 3 weeks.

I've had my GL-2 for about 4 months ..but have only used it for a couple of hours ..up until 3 weeks ago. That's where the extreme abuse sets in. The first week, I was shooting outside for 11 hours a day. The tempuraters ranged from mid 70's to mid 40's. ...winds ranging from 5 to 25 miles an hour ...
on one particular day, about 4 hours of moderate rain ..and drizzle...I was videoing a construction crew. They were excavating some pipe. So lots of digging, and lots of dirt.

the second week. pretty much the same thing. 10 hours a day outside. temperatures ranged from 45 to 85. winds ranged from 5 to 35 miles and hour. And again, lots of digging, and lots of dirt.

the third week. ...again, same thing. ....9 or 10 hours a day. temperatures 45 to 80 .........winds ...5 to 40 miles an hour. Lots of dust.

all in all, about 90 hours of video.

each day when i got home, the camera was completely covered in dirt. every spot you can imagine, was covered in dirt.

With all of that abuse, i have not experienced a single problem. The camera has performed flawlessly. ...Of course, a problem might occur down the road, as a result of all of that. But so far so good.

The only real negative i have, is the color represention ..when it comes to bright oranges. traffic cones ..and safety vests. ......I tried and tried and tried to adust the settings to make it look right. But the orange would always come out purplish/red.

Another thing ive noticed ....while just playing around the house. ...Anytime i point the camera at something blue see a real grainy/noisey effect ..on the blue areas this normal?

Anyway, over all. i'm very happy with the camera.

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Old February 27th, 2004, 10:36 AM   #2
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Thank you for that report, John.

Re: your color issues, if you've not already done so I would suggest that you take a look at the color saturation and gain settings (in the camera's menu). It sounds like something's become jacked-up, as this is certainly not normal.

If that fails to resolve the issue, before sending it for service remove the main battery -and- the back-up battery for a few hours. Reload them and take another look.
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