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Old September 26th, 2003, 11:43 AM   #661
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The exposure adjustment essentially locks your exposure at a certain place, temporarily turning off any automatic adjustment of the camera...it can be usefull when you've got a lot of camera or subject movement in which you don't want the auto exposure to cause variations in brightness.

The AE shift applies an exposure adjustment but leaves the AE feature active. This is useful when you have a light or dark subject, or if your camera is consistently producing results that appear too light or dark, yet you have variations in lighting that require automatic exposure adjustment.

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Old September 26th, 2003, 11:42 PM   #662
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Keep an eye on the dvinfo.net main site -- there could be some Xi developments there soon.
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Old September 30th, 2003, 09:37 PM   #663
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Should I exchange it?

Hi All -

Quick question: I just got new GL2..after brief inspection I see a 'bad' pixel in a viewfinder....is this a common occurance? Should exchange it or forget about it..

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Old September 30th, 2003, 10:40 PM   #664
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if its new...exchange it
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Old October 1st, 2003, 10:38 AM   #665
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Paul,
Before returning the camera, do me a favor and go to the GL2 Defects thread in this forum and try the viewfinder test. I am very curious to see if the problem may have been a production run issue.
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Old October 1st, 2003, 10:46 AM   #666
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Canon guarantees the LCD panels in the viewfinder and flip-out display to a degree of 99.97% -- if there are a couple of hot pixels, it's not considered a quality control problem. Hope this helps,
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 03:56 AM   #667
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GL2 rebate extended

I snagged this info from dv.com

http://www.canondv.com/promotions/index.html

The rebate goes from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 04:57 PM   #668
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In that case, here is where I just got mine, only $1788 after rebate
http://www.willoughbys.com/shop/Prod...p?sku=30501799

Just don't get the overnight shipping, it cost me $180 to have it shipped overnight from New York to Wisconsin. I currently have a claim in with the Better Buisness Bureau becasue according to FedEx it only cost them about $50 to ship it.
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 05:37 PM   #669
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$180 US for FEDEX shipping? I got one MX300 shipped via FEDEX from Australia to Vancouver Canada. That cost a bundle! About $120 US Dollars!
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 03:21 AM   #670
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Audio left channel only using stereo Sony mic

I think this might be a servicing issue, but I wanted to double check with the GL-2 vetrans just to make sure. Since I bought my GL-2 three months ago, I have been using my old Sony ECM-MS908C stereo microphone without a flaw until a few days ago when I noticed the audio was no longer in stereo. Now I can only record audio on the left channel. The mic is ok because I tried it out on another camera and I don't use any other cables other than the one built into the mic. The GL-2's onboard mic records in stereo but as soon as I plug in the Sony mic, the recording is left channel only.
Is there something I missed in the GL-2's menu system or is there a button I need to press on the camera's body?
Thanks in advance,
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 11:58 AM   #671
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Off-hand I'd make sure that the Sony's plug is firmly inserted and/or that the plug is still in good order.

If that checks ok, then go back through the various audio setting changes you've made in the past few days, if any. As you know, the GL2 should automatically use a mic plugged into the "Mic" port as long as you've not set the audio for a different source.
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Old October 4th, 2003, 07:31 PM   #672
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Reason for huge GL2 price drop in Canada

Well, I found out why the big GL2 price drop in Canada. It's an old story actually. For the last 8 months, Canadian dealers have been pressuring Canon Canada to lower their ridiculous high (dealer's) cost when compared with USA's dealer's cost. So Canon finally bowed to the pressure.

However, with Canon USA's extended rebate, the GL2 is still a better deal in the USA.

Pana and JVC also rip off the Canadian consumer, in my opinion, but unlike Canon, who actually listen to their dealers and consumers, Pana continues ripping Canadians off (in my opinion). Take for example the Pana PV-DV953. In Canada, the average price is $2450 (Canadian); in the USA this cam lists at $1499, with dealers selling it for even cheaper. So if I wanted to buy a PV-DV953, I could save about $600 Canadian by buying US Dollars and sending my money order south of the border. If you are a Canadian, and whether you buy from Canada or from the USA, all you get dinged is taxes (PST and GST---unless you live in Alberta, or have it sent there---no PST in Alberta.

PS: the Canadian Dollar is about .74 something to a US Dollar.
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Old October 5th, 2003, 01:03 AM   #673
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<< the Canadian Dollar is about .74 something to a US Dollar. >>

Forgive me, Frank -- but isn't that better than usual? Or no.
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Old October 5th, 2003, 09:13 AM   #674
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I scanned the manual but could not find anything regarding this,
so my guess would be: no.
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Old October 5th, 2003, 09:46 AM   #675
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Did you perhaps setup the camera wrong? Ie you used the
incorrect settings for the microphone? Or turned up the input
way too high?
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