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Old November 17th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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Does Canon seal the A1's box at the factory?

Does Canon seal the A1's box at the factory? My A1's box was not sealed with a sticker or anything.... just like how Canon ships it's digital cameras...

I could swear that when I bought my old GL2, its box was sealed. In fact, I'm looking at the old GL2 box right now and there's a clear round sticker sealing the opening.(which I had to cut open before opening)

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Old November 17th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #2
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not sealed on both of our A1's
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Old November 17th, 2006, 07:51 PM   #3
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Same here- just pry it open- but you can sorta tell if the box has been open prior- it should be fairly stiff and corners razor sharp- just opening it a few times frays the edges.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 09:40 PM   #4
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Is there a way to tell if or how much a camcorder has been used?

A B&H salesman told me their policy for returns was up to 7 days and no more than 2 hours of use.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #5
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What would you do with that information if you had it?

Y'all should run a head-cleaning tape in any brand new camera, before putting that first DV cassette in anyway.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #6
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I never thought about doing that. Thanks for the advice! I'll do that when I get my next cam... :)
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What would you do with that information if you had it?
Nothing underhanded. With the cameras coming in unsealed boxes I thought it would be interesting if there was a way to see if it had been used at all.
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Speaking of head cleaning tapes... Is there a particular one that is recommended? Or anything I can find at the local electronics superstore?
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Speaking of head cleaning tapes... Is there a particular one that is recommended? Or anything I can find at the local electronics superstore?
When I was visiting the NAB annual show last spring, the Canon reps were giving out free Canon DV cleaning tapes. I grabbed a couple and have been using them ever since. :)
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See our Long Black Line forum for all things relating to tape, including head cleaning cassette recommendations. In short, the brand does not matter as long as it's a major one.
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