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Old February 9th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #1
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A few questions from the new guy.

Well Iíve been a lurker for a while now & I just wanted to say thanks for all the great input and insight on the XL2. I finally purchased one the other day and Iím anxiously waiting its arrival and have a few questions. I ordered the CH-910 & a couple of cheapo BP-945s and was wondering what the charge time is from dead to full. I have a Mach 1 charger and just wanted to know if I should order another one and just use those. Also, Iíve been looking into getting the 1.6x extender and wanted to know if itís good for run & gun type work or should it strictly be used with a tripod?

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Old February 9th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #2
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See my article "Canon XL2 Battery Endurance" at http://www.dvinfo.net/canonxl2/articles/article09.php

Strongly recommend a tripod any time you're using the extender. The longer the telephoto, the more difficult it is to hold steady by hand, even with OIS.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris, that's a big help.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #4
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1.6 extender

Jason,

You will truly enjoy your xl2, money well spent. check out the various presets and try them on for size.

As for the 1.6 extender I would recomend getting an ef adapter and a seperate lens, however that is rather expensive. The extender is alright through about half to 2/3 of its reach. when at full extension it gets soft as all duplex extenders do!!
I was out using mine today and bottom line is it is not sharp enough for the wildlife I film.

It would be great if you could try one out before you spent your hard earned dollars to make sure you are satisfied with the output.
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