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Old February 3rd, 2006, 08:29 AM   #136
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Ian,

Check out this link...

http://www.greatdv.com/cameras/adjustvf.htm

Although it doesn't specifically use an XL2, you can use this as a start. Just remember, your LCD color viewfinder is never going to be accurate compared to what you capture on tape and what is displayed on a calibrated studio monitor.

Hope this helps.

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 05:21 PM   #137
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Thanks Kevin.....as a newbie, I am totally in awe of the info and advice on this forum
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Old February 11th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #138
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Seperate XL2 EVF!

Anyone know the price, or where I can get the standard colour EVF for the canon XL2?> I am getting the redrock micro with the image flip, and want a second VF which I can open up and flip the LDC around 180 degrees inside the housing.

Might be a neat solution.

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Old February 11th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #139
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It's available as a replacement part directly from Canon, should be around $500 USD or so.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 02:53 PM   #140
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Man, that's as much as I paid for the M2.

Anyone hear of the FU 2000 External VF for the XL2? Seems neat... (Not the CRT, but it's a little LCD on a cable).
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Old February 12th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #141
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I think it would be cool if someone (hopefully Canon's listening) designed an LCD that mounted in the place the current EVF is mounted/connected. It could attach using the same mount and they could make it like 4.5-5 inches - now that would be great.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 09:20 PM   #142
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The FU 2000 is like that, but I want to know if it attaches to the XL2 or jsut the XL H1
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Old February 12th, 2006, 09:40 PM   #143
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XL H1 only. It is not compatible with any of the earlier XL models.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 07:06 AM   #144
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GAH! It seems like such a great little screen!

Hmmm. Slowley running out of options....
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Old February 13th, 2006, 09:19 AM   #145
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I'm just curious, what happened to your original XL2 color EVF? Because your XL2 was supposed to ship with one in the first place. Wait a minute, this isn't for an XL1 or XL1S, is it? Because the XL2 color EVF is *not* backward-compatible with the XL1 or XL1S.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 09:26 AM   #146
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I'm just curious, what happened to your original XL2 color EVF? Because your XL2 was supposed to ship with one in the first place. Wait a minute, this isn't for an XL1 or XL1S, is it? Because the XL2 color EVF is *not* backward-compatible with the XL1 or XL1S.
Hey Chris, go back to the first post. He wants a spare to modify(physically flip the LCD) for use with Redrock Adapter.

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D'oh -- poor comprehension on my part as usual. Thanks Greg,
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Old February 13th, 2006, 02:27 PM   #148
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Yeah, I am cool with the idea of flipping the LCD around, but I want two different VF's so that I have a MICRO35 one and a regular XL one.

I think it would be a good way around this lens-flipping issue, but they are fairly expensive....

Hmmm...
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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:01 PM   #149
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It's available as a replacement part directly from Canon, should be around $500 USD or so.

Chris, I tried canon (canada) today, and they said they do not deal directly with customers and I must go through a vendor... any suggestions (most vendors say I must go through Canon!)
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Old February 16th, 2006, 03:40 PM   #150
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Well, I am at my wits end. I have spent almost 4 hours today trying to find a colour EVF for the XL2. My question is, what happens if you lost it? Let's say, somehow, you manage to lose your EVF? I can't find a replacement from any store (even B&H) or direct from Canon (they don't sell to public).

I didn't lose it, but It's the same situation. I am willing to pay good money for a colour EVF (I can't even find a product #) but there are none to be found.

Confused.
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