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Old October 13th, 2006, 04:02 AM   #31
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According to Creative Video in the UK it has 82mm thread mount for filters!
http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/publi...er=canon_xl-6x

http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/publi...=tiffen_uvp-82

I honestly thought that it was 72mm like all the previous lenses. It would be strange that it is 82mm as this would mean that all those screw-in filters and attachments for the 72mm threads on previous XL 3X, 16X 20X and 20X HD wouldn't fit (at least without a step-up filter).
If it is 82mm then possibly this was chosen by Canon to help avoid corner vignette problems at the widest lens setting when filters etc are used.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #32
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Isnt this supposed to be released soon? has anyone heard anything else about it? I've been on two shoots in the past week where I would have loved a wide lens but it still hasn't come out yet. IS it still held up by the fcc thing?
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Old October 13th, 2006, 01:48 PM   #33
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Disappointment! The specs at Creative Video make it clear that all three rings are encoder types. I guess the solid feel and repeatability of mechanical rings is a thing of the past.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 01:58 PM   #34
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whoa... so... $9k for the XL H1 and $4k for this... not including accessories. whoa =). is it me or are modern tech. hobbies getting more and more expensive =).
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Old October 13th, 2006, 02:00 PM   #35
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is it me or are modern tech. hobbies getting more and more expensive =).
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Old October 13th, 2006, 02:06 PM   #36
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Near F900 quality for less than $14 grand and people are COMPLAINING about it.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 07:54 PM   #37
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Just to confirm, YES the filter thread diameter is 82mm.

YES all three control rings are the servo type without hard stops.

Just like the stock 20x HD lens, there is a focus distance display (meters or feet) and a "zoom number" display (on a scale of 0-99) in the viewfinder, and a focus distance / focal length preset switch on the side of the lens.

I don't see how anyone can complain about the price of this gear -- it's either one of two things. It's a business tool or it's a luxury item. If you're making money with it, then it's a business tool. If you're not making money with it, then it's a luxury item. In either case, buy what you can afford.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 01:34 PM   #38
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Back to an earlier question: Isn't this supposed to be released soon? Anyone have an update on ETA?
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Old October 16th, 2006, 01:43 PM   #39
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First part of November is what I'm hearing.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 05:13 PM   #40
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Jim Martin at Birns & Sawyer just said first week of November.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 05:22 PM   #41
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Just spoke to one of the sponsors and they said the 25th and also said their will be a body only xl h1 as well around then... I was hoping he met the 25th of this month...
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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:07 AM   #42
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... will be a body only xl h1 as well around then...
At long last! Sounds very promising.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 03:55 AM   #43
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Ok so here's the enxt question, what mattebox can we use with this that won't vinette? My math may be wrong but it would have to support something like a 24mm lens in 35mm world. which I believe is a wide angle. So what works with that?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #44
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I asked the same question a few days ago! Have a look at the last page in the thread "Which mattebox do you have for your XL H1?" for some answers!

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Old October 19th, 2006, 02:55 PM   #45
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yeah I saw the responces, seems like they were all pretty vague, then chris hijacked the thread with his 10,000 post (some people...) I had mroe or less accepted that it wouldn't work with 4x4 filters (my filters are 4x5.65 anyhow) I'm more worried about the mattebox itself showing up in the frame (as I've seen happen with other lenses and matteboxes) but it is handy to know that none of the 4x4 frame boxes will work. Are we just limited to the wideangle ones?
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