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Old February 18th, 2006, 09:57 AM   #151
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Check out http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1118843366546 It mounts perfectly on the back of the XL2 with the XL2's mounting bracket, weighs about a pound, and is battery powered ~5 hrs. It might not be exactly what you're looking for, but it's worth checking into. It also has image flip and is native 16x9. So far it's worked great for me. About $170
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Old February 18th, 2006, 11:27 AM   #152
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Thanks wesley. I have a similar TV by Oslon (7inch, 16:9) but the 234 lines of res do not really lalow for focusing, hence I want an XL2 EVF. I am surprised I can't get one anywhere.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 01:00 PM   #153
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not sure if this is true for video as well but with still cameras you can order parts from canon. The only issue is that generall you can order them only if you know the part numbers. There are PDF's on the next for all still cameras and lenses with the part numbers and people have no problem buying them.

Did you try to call canon support as well ?

Another option would be a local photo/video store that sells canon or one of the fine dealers that advertise here and sell canon.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 01:59 PM   #154
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I can't find the part number for the EVF and none of my local retailers carry it either... kinda strange. I think we have stumbled into the black-hole of the XL2.... the colour EVF... does it exist? Only time will tell!
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Old February 19th, 2006, 02:04 PM   #155
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have you tried just putting your viewfinder on the right hand side? it might save some trouble. i dont have any problem with shooting on the other side
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Old February 20th, 2006, 08:06 AM   #156
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Hey andrew, I tried that and the flipped-up VF part interferes with the zoom rocker. It also doesn't stay in place very well. Clearly it wasn't designed to do this. I also have a lot fo hand-held experience so switching sides is like throwing it all out the window. I just feel there should be a way to shoulder-mount normally and get the 35mm look. I am willing to spend the cash on an EVF but can't find one. Also, would love to find instructions from someone who has already opened one up... make my job a bit easier
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Old February 20th, 2006, 09:02 AM   #157
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Just call Canon and tell them what you want. They'll have the part number, price and everything. I've called and ordered extra cords for charges, battery covers (those little plastic covers that DON'T come with aftermarket batts), lens caps etc.
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Old February 20th, 2006, 09:35 AM   #158
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I tried that but they have told me they do not sell directly to the public. Maybe it's just a Canon Canada problem...
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Old February 20th, 2006, 05:19 PM   #159
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Just wondering if you have tried calling 1-800-OK-CANON. That's the number I called to buy replacement parts for my XL-2 and lenses. The only problem I had was the price, but I was able to get the parts.

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Old February 20th, 2006, 07:14 PM   #160
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Hey, thankee Greg, I'll give them a shout. I spent all day on the phone with Canon today and they kept giving me the run-around... this is turning into quite the Saga!
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Old March 4th, 2006, 12:01 PM   #161
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new viewfinder

FS-2000.


Will soon come out.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 05:19 PM   #162
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where did you hear about it? Do you have a link to a page that describes it?
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Old March 5th, 2006, 07:48 AM   #163
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Yes, I too am curious...

FS 2000? Do you mean the FU 2000? The small LCD screen that only fits the XLH1?
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Old March 6th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #164
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XL2 viewfinder problem

I got a refurbished(actually looks new) XL2 a few months back when Fed express lost my XL1s sent for repair...while I am very happy with the free replacement, including the 20 x lens, the viewfinder has the annoying habit of slipping downwards, after setting it at eye level to shoot....it just drifts on its own, slowly, but I have to be constantly pushing it back up to my evelevel...has anyone had this happen...and is there any way to tighten it up so it behaves more like the viewfinder on thye XL1s...I will live with it rather than snd it back to Canon, but I would love to fix it myself...Thanks Folks..
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Old March 6th, 2006, 06:08 PM   #165
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Actually, that is simply an issue on the xl2. I find that if you open the EVF, it should stay balanced, but with the eye piece closed, it tilts down slowley, however, when tilted above 45 degrees it stays, and if you have your eye pressed against the cup, it shouldn't go any where.

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