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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #46
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My Cinetech matte box worked fine with XL-1 and the 3x lens. It does use 4x5.65 filters. I sold the 3x when I got the H1, so I can't check the 3x with the H1 and Cinetech matte. Will the new HD 6x have the same angle of view as the 3x?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:53 PM   #47
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i sure would love to see this added to the dvinfo.net's articles comparing diff. lenses =).
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Old October 19th, 2006, 09:10 PM   #48
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i sure would love to see this added to the dvinfo.net's articles comparing diff. lenses =).
Good idea, or maybe Chris could start a main section on the subject of lenses for the XL-H1, now that it will be available soon as a body-only option :)
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Old October 19th, 2006, 09:25 PM   #49
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Barry thanks, I've been kicking around the idea of the cinetech mattebox or the chrosziel one. Did you get the swing away version?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #50
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I'm working on an XL H1 Lens Options article and hope to have it ready pretty soon.

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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:44 PM   #51
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I have the four stage swing away and the follow focus.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 12:39 AM   #52
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I'm working on an XL H1 Lens Options article and hope to have it ready pretty soon.

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Old October 22nd, 2006, 12:11 PM   #53
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Thanks Barry good to know.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 12:49 PM   #54
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Where do this XL-H1 body only rumors come from? I am in the process of buying a new HD camera... and the XL-H1 is definately an option. However, I do not really like the 20x HD lens that comes with it. So I am looking at the wide-angle lens. But that will bring the total to like $12,000. If I can buy the XL-H1 body only for $1000 cheaper, it will save me $1,000.

So it would be nice if someone can confirm this rumors. Chris might be the best person to tell if this is very likely to happen or only a rumor.

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Old October 22nd, 2006, 02:37 PM   #55
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 03:08 PM   #56
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Will the new HD 6x have the same angle of view as the 3x?
Both starts at 3.4 mm focal length - should be the same angle/view. If you are planning to use two glass filters you should need one 4x4' tray and the second filter tray 4x5,65. If you just need one filter, 4x4' will work.

Just for the fun of it (and your drowling) a 6x attached to XL H1 enclosed.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 05:34 PM   #58
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I am in the process of buying a new HD camera... and the XL-H1 is definately an option.
I don't get it... just yesterday you said you were planning to buy an GY-HD200 or 250. Did you change your mind again? Re: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=77970

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I am planning to buy a GY-HD200 or HD-250.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 06:18 PM   #59
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That's right Chris. At this moment, I am not too sure. All I know is that I am buying a Canon, Sony or JVC. I am in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at this moment where I had a hands-on with the Canon XL-H1 and I liked it quite a bit.

I am just getting as much information as possible before I am going into a store and buy one. And also, some of the camera's are not available yet. So it's hard to try them out. And like I said, I am planning to buy a camera, and my planning changes rapidly at this moment. Anyway, what you are saying is completly true. I just want to keep all options open.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 06:50 PM   #60
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Dear Floris,

For what it's worth: The Canon XL H1 has far exceeded my expectations.

For me, with much less than 20-20 vision in my right eye, and the general requirement of being in focus when using HD, I find the auto focus in the XL H1 to be fantastic.

Yes, there will be times that it may focus on the wrong object but overall I am very pleased. When this occurs, it is usually easy to get the camera to get it to focus on the correct object.

The low light performance also exceed my expectations.

Having the full set of timecode in/out, genlock, and HD-SDI makes for a wonderful camera.

I also realize that other HD cameras also produce a great picture, but I expected the XL H1 to let me down in some area, but it hasn't so far.

I expected problems with HDV, such as artifacts, but in normal viewing, I have not noticed any so far.

For me, the stabilizer (OIS) is very important whenever I am using the camera without a tripod. Personally, I would seriously miss this feature if it were absent.
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