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Old July 10th, 2005, 08:55 AM   #151
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Thank you Jay and Ash
As I said, the camera`s owner was not familiar with it.
But Is there a need to do a back focus adjustment or hearing the click sound when fitting the zoom is enough?
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Old July 10th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #152
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On the auto lens there is no back-focus available to the user, it must be done at the factory. Have you tried it a couple times? I have noticed it happen on my XL1s from time to time but it always seems to correct itself with a re-mount.



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Old July 10th, 2005, 07:38 PM   #153
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No Ash
I had the camera on my hands for few minutes and when I found this big lens problem (after zooming in and out many times) I gave up testing the camera.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 04:59 AM   #154
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20x lens ND in between OK?

i noticed that i can gradually turn the ND filter so that i can get in between settings from no ND to N32. i did not, however shoot with these in-between settings because they might have had bad effects. Are there any bad effects? Image wise? would it damage the lens when kept in an in between position?

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Old July 12th, 2005, 08:09 AM   #155
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i noticed that i can gradually turn the ND filter so that i can get in between settings from no ND to N32. i did not, however shoot with these in-between settings because they might have had bad effects. Are there any bad effects? Image wise? would it damage the lens when kept in an in between position?

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I tried it once and got some weird effects. I would not recommend it. Part of the image was blurry and part wasn't. Something just looked weird. I can't imagine it would hurt anything but it could ruin a shot since it is possible that part of the frame is covered by one ND filter and the other part covered by another. I doubt it is a subtle gradient transition between these 2 degrees.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 08:13 AM   #156
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I tried it once and got some weird effects. I would not recommend it. Part of the image was blurry and part wasn't. Something just looked weird. I can't imagine it would hurt anything but it could ruin a shot since it is possible that part of the frame is covered by one ND filter and the other part covered by another. I doubt it is a subtle gradient transition between these 2 degrees.
i would suspect something like this. could you link to a vidcap? i'll try to do some testing if i can because if it works, then it's a great thing to use
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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:00 PM   #157
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20x lens! B+W or HOYA Cir-Pol?

Hi everyone,

Which of these cir-polarizing work better on the 20x

B+W or Hoya.

I need it for sunny days and shooting the clouds.

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Old August 10th, 2005, 04:23 PM   #158
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Hi everyone,

Which of these cir-polarizing work better on the 20x

B+W or Hoya.

I need it for sunny days and shooting the clouds.

Thank you
Hi,

I started out looking at the Hoya but I found a used B+W so I bought it.
The lens guy that I purchased it from said that Hoya and B+W are on par with each other = excellent.

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Old August 10th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #159
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Either will work just fine...



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Old October 25th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #160
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canon dust cap for 20x lens and body?

Anyone know where I can purchase extra dust caps for the 20x lens and camera body when you take off the lens for transport?

I can't find this part anywhere. Can only find the 72mm cap that goes up front.

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Old October 25th, 2005, 07:04 PM   #161
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You may have to actually call Canon to get the parts. They have many parts available through phone sales that aren't listed online anywhere. Case in point, I just bought a replacement lens hood and zoom lever pin for the 16x manual lens.

I believe it's 1-800-OKCANON. Follow the wonderful menu trail from there. They are very helpful once you get to talk to someone.

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Old November 13th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #162
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XL2 with H1 20x lens?

I know it's probably too soon to tell, but would there be any advantage whatsoever to use the H1 HD lens on an XL2?
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Old November 15th, 2005, 10:55 AM   #163
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Definitely yes because it has to be a better lens to support the higher resolution of the new chip set. What is not so definite is that it will be appreciably or even noticeably better.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #164
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20X lens

Received my XL2 last week and same night went out to shoot traffic scenes for part of a TV spot. This was the first time I used the camera and the new Florite 20x Lens.(Ive used Xl1 and 1s for years.) I was surprised by the tiny floating lights when shooting into approaching cars. Every headlight it seems produced several "floters" that were very annoying, and distracting. I have not seen this before with the 16x lens on the XL1s....is this a new feature ??? I took off the tiffen UV filter, but it made no difference....any comments would be welcome.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 02:50 PM   #165
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This artifact could be caused by image stabilisation. Turn OIS off and see if there's a difference.
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