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Old April 1st, 2005, 10:38 AM   #16
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Thanks a lot kevin(s)

All good info. Yeah , I saw all the 35 mm adapters from P+S.

Cool Beans.

Does anyone here know of a cheaper matte-box/sun shade for the XL2 then the Century Optics one? I know it runs about $1000 canadian, give or take...


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Old April 1st, 2005, 12:35 PM   #17
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Cavision make a good mattebox. I have on. I use it on the XL1s and XL2. Works great.. There also up there in Canada.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 03:00 PM   #18
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Travis, any word on the price?
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Old April 1st, 2005, 04:21 PM   #19
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Sure. Here are the prices in UDS from Gabriel at Cavision. This is what I have.

Dear Travis,

The 4x4 matte box works with the Canon XL-2 in 16x9 mode and with the 3x
wide angle in 16x9 mode, as well.

Please find the configuration for the 4x4 bellows matte box:
- MB413B-2 (4x4 matte box) price: USD 395.00
- ARR1385 (rubber adapter ring) price: USD 10.00
- AR85-72 (conical ring) price: USD 35.00
- RS-15IIM (15mm rods support) price: USD 190.00
- RSPC (plate) price: USD 28.00
- MBF-5P (french flag) price: USD 50.00
- RS15HD (dual handgrips) price: USD 89.00 - optional
- HCM4 (protection case) price: USD 10.00


Hope this helps.
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Old April 2nd, 2005, 03:36 AM   #20
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Mathew,

To answer you tinitial question, I would reccomend you to just play around with the settings, until you get somnething you like.

I've had my XL2 for about 2 or 3 weeks now, and I still expiriment with different white balance seetings and presets.

Try making the image 'darker' to get a more cine effect. Select the ''cine'' options and if you're able to - hook it up to your television while you play with the settings, it will give you a better view. Also, when you're done making a preset, get out of the menu and turn the preset off. Look around the room you're in (through the camera) and then turn the preset on and do the same thing. See if you like it.

Everybody has a different opinion when it comes to the best look, and you just have to try things before you find your favorite look. There's no right or wrong look. Shoot with what you like.

Also, for fun, try setting the white balance with a sheet of paper that isn't white. I did it on this red fabrice, then it gives everything this cold blue-green look.

Have fun.

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 11:13 AM   #21
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<<<-- Originally posted by Matthew Nayman : Thanks for all the advice.
This is a good forum, and the people on seem to have respect for eachother.... usually lacking...

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Hi Matthew,

Welcome to DVINFO. You are absolutely right about having respect for each other. For most of the members, it comes naturally. For others, we remind them. And for the extremely few that can't come to grips with that concept, we show them the front door. That is what Chris means by 'fair but firm' wrangling of these forums.

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