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Old July 16th, 2004, 01:12 PM   #1
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New GL2 owner here!

Hey everyone, I just got a allmost new GL2. It has some hours on it but had the box and evrything that came with it. $1400 (not bad, right?)

Anyway, I want the external mic setup, lens filters and a tripod to get started. Do you guys have advice on these items that will be of good quality and not make me poor?

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Old July 16th, 2004, 01:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, try doing a search. :)

Those questions have been answered many times with really great advice.

Thanks!
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Old July 16th, 2004, 03:31 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum dane! I've just recently purchased a GL2 'almost new' as well and the price u've got it at is insanely reasonable.. i purchased mine @ $2550 cdn, which is approx $1700-$1800 USD depending on the exchange rate. Of course i had a ton of extras thrown in and such... but Jeff is right, search the forums.. i've gained invaluable advice from these forums and yeh, enjoy your GL2!!
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Old July 19th, 2004, 12:59 PM   #4
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In Toronto, Canada, you can get a brand new GL2 for $2650 Canadian Dollar.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 01:19 PM   #5
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Where? The cheapest I could find was $2899 Canadian when I was looking.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 01:19 PM   #6
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hmm i think it's around $3g's out here in vancouver + 14.5% tax.. ugh! that's why i figured i got a good deal.. oh well.. to each his own :)
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Old July 21st, 2004, 12:38 AM   #7
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<<<-- Originally posted by Alex Chan : In Toronto, Canada, you can get a brand new GL2 for $2650 Canadian Dollar. -->>>

Is that including taxes (PST+GST)?
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Old July 21st, 2004, 07:30 AM   #8
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No, it doesn't including taxes. But still $2650 is not bad.
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Old July 21st, 2004, 02:36 PM   #9
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I just purchased my GL2 today in Toronto for $2650+tax=$3048, not bad.
I checked everything inside the box at the store, looks great! I havenít start playing with it, hopefully I will love it more when I start shooting something.

Thanks everybody for the advises!
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Old July 21st, 2004, 03:58 PM   #10
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Then I would be correct in saying sales tax in Toronto is about 15%? I had no idea! Sales tax here in my part of California is about 8%.
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Old July 21st, 2004, 04:03 PM   #11
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Yeh, welcome to canada hehe.. Toronto's 15% and Vancouver's 14.5%. The price we pay for snow capped mountains in July and the occasional hot warm day in Jan.

I love vancouver though :)
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 12:20 AM   #12
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Just play around with the new GL2 tonight, feel great! But I still haven't try the actual recording, I will wait until weekend.

I wonder what kind of bag you guys use to keep your GL2. I bought the Lowepro Nova 4. The GL2 can fit in either take the hood off or move the viewfinder up.

Lowepro Nova 5 is designed for GL2 but I don't like the size which is too big and too much space left so I just bought the Nova 4.
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