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Old November 25th, 2004, 01:54 AM   #1
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Usage of Zoom button on handle

What I like about the GL2 is the zoom button on the handle, but my question is:

1. How often do you guys use it?
2. What kinds of shooting scenarios would you use it for?
3. Do you really find it that useful?

As of now I can't predict how often I'll use it. I'm only asking this because I'm debating on purchasing the GL2 (which is a bit over my budget) or perhaps the Panasonic DVC 30.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old November 25th, 2004, 02:00 AM   #2
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It can be handy for reframing low hand-held shots.
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Old November 25th, 2004, 09:47 AM   #3
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I would never consider using the handle zoom control for in-vision zooms. As Ken says, it's purely there to change shot size when shooting low angle shots.

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