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Old August 29th, 2002, 12:36 PM   #1
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VL-7 light compatible with XM-2?

Does anyone know if the VL-7 is compatible with the XM-2? it looks about the same size as the VL-3, but it has two pins poking out the front which suggest it wouldn't fit into the XM-2's accessory shoe.

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Old August 30th, 2002, 01:08 PM   #2
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Sorry, not at all compatible with the XM2/GL2. The reason is as you suspect, the pin layout prevents the light from properly attaching to the camera.
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Old August 30th, 2002, 03:05 PM   #3
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rats. theres one goin on ebay.co.uk for 5.

There's also a VL-10 but I'm not sure if I wanna buy a light that needs a separate battery and charger.
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Old September 1st, 2002, 02:43 AM   #4
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The VL10i actually uses the exact same batt and charger as your XM2. However, I think it's kinda big and bulky compared to a VL3, with only a seven watt difference between the two lights.
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Old September 1st, 2002, 06:24 AM   #5
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Oh I see! Maybe if they hand't given the batteries names like 'BP-945' I might have realised!

Still I have a motto of not bidding for anything on ebay unless I have handled the product and deifinitely want it. I have never used either the VL-3 or VL-10 and would like to compare them on out my XM-2. i am also currently 700 in debt due to purchase of said camera..!
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