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Canon XL H Series HDV Camcorders
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Old September 14th, 2005, 12:35 PM   #1
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no body only = big mistake

imo

a body only version would attract a lot of interest (me included) and expand the cam's market through a cheaper initial purchase. I hope Canon reconsider.
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Old September 14th, 2005, 12:41 PM   #2
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The obvious reason for that is that the other XL Lenses are not suitable for this cam (too low res). Therefore, if you don't take the mini 35 type of adapters in consideration, there is no other lenses available for this camera for the moment. So buying the body only is not an option.
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Old September 14th, 2005, 12:46 PM   #3
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EF adapter?
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Old September 14th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #4
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With the 7.8X manification, this solution have a very limited use... I am sure canon will offer a body only solution when new lenses will be available.
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Old September 14th, 2005, 12:54 PM   #5
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Perhaps a version without viewfinder would be nice since it seems to use the same vf as the XL2 and has the same alternate jack for the FU-1000 b/w viewfinder.

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Old September 14th, 2005, 12:59 PM   #6
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With the 7.8X manification, this solution have a very limited use... I am sure canon will offer a body only solution when new lenses will be available.

perhaps , but my prime interest is focusing on the 35mm aeriel image without the 7.8x malarchy.

but I do hope the body only option is sooner than later
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Old September 14th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #7
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With no other lens options, what would you do with just the body? HD glass is a different animal, like 35MM, those HD lenses can get crazy... more than cars....


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Old September 14th, 2005, 03:13 PM   #8
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I just hope this lens is better than the XL1, 1s and 2's lens.

Also, maybe we can use canon's pro HD lenses on it...

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Old September 14th, 2005, 03:25 PM   #9
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Why do people bash the XL lenses... they are GREAT glass for a 1/3"CCD camera. I know the servo can frustrate some but with practice I have no issues at all with it and I use the lenses in full manual mode.


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Why do people bash the XL lenses... they are GREAT glass for a 1/3"CCD camera. I know the servo can frustrate some but with practice I have no issues at all with it and I use the lenses in full manual mode.
Ditto that.

That lens is just another instrument. Learn how to use it.

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Old September 14th, 2005, 03:35 PM   #11
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I had an XL-1 for 4 years and really wasn't pleased with the lens. Constant problems with the back focus, the steadi-shot and when I compared it to the DVX100A, the FX1 and others, the lens didn't really, in my opinion, stand up to the others.

BUT, the XLH1 has a back focus adjuster on there. Nice.

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Old September 14th, 2005, 04:21 PM   #12
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I have never had any of the issues you describe and I have owned an XL cam from the day they were released. The only issue for me with the 20x is that it is not wide enough in the 4:3 mode making the 3X lens a must... steady-shot is AMAZING on the 20X...




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