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Old May 5th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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Post your XL2 Rig!

Hey, XL2 with dual charger, two 945's 20x lens, 3x on table, manfrotto 525 legs and 501 head, 7inch, 16:9 monitor and power supply mounted on top, and Cavision Matte box with rails.

Enjoy. (Wish the pool table was mine)

http://theexodus.battletechmodproduc...yman/Beaut.jpg

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Old May 6th, 2005, 06:13 AM   #2
 
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To what end, Matt?

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Old May 6th, 2005, 07:20 AM   #3
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Pardon? You mean, to what end am I posting this? To what end should you post yours? To what end do i want a pool table ? :P

I am jsut curious to see how other folks here keep there Canon's set up. Most forums have a "You show me yours, I'll show you mine" thread. Surpised this one doesnt. I'd like to see other's XL2's with follow focuses, different matte boxes, different tripods, maybe different monitors, view finders, filter setsd, lenses, steady cams, cases, etc. It's a nice resource to have, and might inspire good ideas in new owners and old owners alike.

Also, the Xl2, in my oppinion, is a very photogenic Camera. As a photographer as well as videogrpaher, I enjoy taking photos. So it was natural to take a nice photo of somehting that I like. The XL2.

I would lvoe to see some other rigs.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 08:23 AM   #4
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Nice setup Matthew.
What's the spec on the matte box ... and where'd you buy? Do you use it mostly as a filter holder or stray light deflector?
Keep the pix coming.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 09:13 AM   #5
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It is a cavision MB4169H matte box with 4x5 filter trays, one rotating. It sits on rails, and was about $600 canadian (not bad, really).

I'd like to see some other posts...
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Old May 6th, 2005, 09:20 AM   #6
 
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I am jsut curious to see how other folks here keep there Canon's set up.
Okay, I can understand that. Thanks for the clarification!

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Old May 6th, 2005, 10:18 AM   #7
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Most forums have a "You show me yours, I'll show you mine" thread. Surpised this one doesnt.
I don't know about anyone else, but to me the proof is in the pudding. I like to see what other people are doing with their XL2, rather than see their setup. I could only assume the reason there isn't one here is for the same reason I've mentioned above. I don't know, perhaps I'm wrong. I am sort of new to this place myself.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 10:48 AM   #8
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Setup I rented a couple of months ago to shoot a short:

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Old May 6th, 2005, 10:59 AM   #9
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Hey man, nice follow focus set up! Looks good!

Also, in respones to John, Many people do not post footage tests because it requires a lot of space and downlaod time to show anything of decent quality. Ify ou want to see some footage of mine, feel free to email me I can transfer it to you directly. I jsut don't have bandwidth to be posting videos.

This thread is about the Physical Appearance on the XL2 and the equipment that goes with it. It is nice to see how many different incarnations there of this lovely cam.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 12:56 PM   #10
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where did you get the dual battery charger? i haven't seen it anywhere!
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Old May 6th, 2005, 01:10 PM   #11
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The dual batt. charger is a common Canon accessory, part number CH-910, and may be ordered from any authorized Canon dealer (see our sponsors list in my link below).

For Xiaoli, did you rent that Mini35 in Austin? Who has it?
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Old May 6th, 2005, 01:17 PM   #12
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Nope, short was shot in Plano. Got everything from MPS Studios in Dallas.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 01:19 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info -- I've been trying to talk Craig Chartier over at GEAR to pick one up for his DV rentals for a couple of years now.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 01:25 PM   #14
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I was kind of disappointed MPS didn't have the 400 series. We had to shoot wide open, which was annoying.
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