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Old September 2nd, 2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Focusing Question

I just recieved my XL2 with the 16x manual servo lens and .6x wide angle adapter. I set the back focus for the lens then added the wide angle adapter and I had to set it agian. Will I have to reset the back focus everytime I use the wide angle adapter?
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 11:07 PM   #2
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Alex, if its at all possible, you should check your back focus every time you mount the lens.
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How do you check the back focus on an XL lens ? Does the 16x have an adjustable rear element ?
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Old September 4th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #4
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How do you check the back focus on an XL lens ? Does the 16x have an adjustable rear element ?
Only the 16x manual lens has an adjustable back focus. The standard autofocus lens that comes with the XL2 doesn't have it.

EDIT: The (older) 14x manual lens probably has it too, but I don't know for sure.
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Only the 16x manual lens has an adjustable back focus. The standard autofocus lens that comes with the XL2 doesn't have it.

EDIT: The (older) 14x manual lens probably has it too, but I don't know for sure.
Yes, the 14x lens has it to, and the adjustment is the same procedure.

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Old September 4th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #6
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Yes, the 14x lens has it to, and the adjustment is the same procedure.

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Interesting, I had no idea. What does the 16x cost approximately ?
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Interesting, I had no idea. What does the 16x cost approximately ?
Depends on where you get it, but used about $600 to $800.

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Old September 4th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #8
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It's a super lens Allen, http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/articles/article82.php

I've got one, it's a lot lighter than that 20x monster as well! About £1100 new.
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$600? Never seen one that cheap, you are looking $800 - $900 for a used one in good shape.



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$600? Never seen one that cheap, you are looking $800 - $900 for a used one in good shape.



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In fact, there's one listed in our classifieds now, asking price $950.

I sold my two 16X manual lenses for a bit less than that. Definitely a nice lens to have in the arsenal.

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It's a super lens Allen, http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/articles/article82.php

I've got one, it's a lot lighter than that 20x monster as well! About 1100 new.
Yeah it looks like an economy version of the Canon lenses I use at work ? Personally I think it must be worth the money just for the manual focus. I'm a little bemused that they dropped the manual iris ring between the 14x and 16x models. That's also something I would consider to be an essential of a good lens set up...
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