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Annika Olsen November 30th, 2006 08:04 AM

6x Wide Angle Shipping
 
Finally Canon has shipped me my (2) wide angle lenses. I'll provide some feedback shortly.

Kyle Lapp November 30th, 2006 09:07 AM

Now How Can I Get One, or Two?
 
Are you in the know, or did you have them pre ordered?

Tony Davies-Patrick November 30th, 2006 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Annika Olsen
Finally Canon has shipped me my (2) wide angle lenses. I'll provide some feedback shortly.

I'm looking forward to reading your Feedback on the new wide angle lens. Enjoy your new toys!

Annika Olsen November 30th, 2006 11:15 AM

Pre order
 
I preordered them about 3-weeks ago and received the shipping tracking number last night. I'll post some info as soon as they are in my hands.

Jonas Nystrom December 1st, 2006 11:38 AM

I've also received my tracking number! Halelujah!

Ernest Allen December 1st, 2006 06:19 PM

B & H's web page now says that the 6x XL lens is in stock!

Barry Gregg December 2nd, 2006 02:13 PM

Here is a link to the B&H listing for the 6x. Where is that rich uncle when you need a great Christmas gift?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

Zack Vohaska December 2nd, 2006 11:55 PM

When can we be expect the XL-H1 body only kit to start shipping? :]

Jonas Nystrom December 4th, 2006 06:26 AM

OK... I've got it in my hand! Reports and comments later.

Johan Forssblad December 4th, 2006 09:08 AM

Jonas, did you get the new firmware on an SD card with the lens? Or do we dumb "swedes" still need to see the authorised Canon repair center to do the installation? Hope your new lens is fine! /Johan

Jonas Nystrom December 4th, 2006 11:09 AM

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Here it is (and firmvare is included even in Sweden). And here is my lovely doughter telling me to make dinner instead of playing around with that stupid toy! I will post some more footage later tonight!

Tony Davies-Patrick December 4th, 2006 11:47 AM

...Us boys do love our toys...

Jonas Nystrom December 4th, 2006 01:52 PM

ironing board Res chart
 
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Here is my first test on a res chart. I had to run home from my office to see the new 6x zoom. So I printed out a a res-chart and I had our ironing board as tripod. As you know the EVF on the XL H1 is not the best, so had a bit on the wall as well... But as you can see, nice resolution at the corners. A little bit of CA (purple fringe), but noticable less then the 20x lens (or what do you say?). When just playing around, I get feel that the lens has a really nice low barrel distortion.

PS. I had to fold the test chart, you may see a slight "bend" at the center. DS.

Pete Bauer December 4th, 2006 05:20 PM

Jonas, thanks for posting. If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you do these again with a couple of adjustments:
- verify that a back focus has been done on the lens
- frame using on-screen monitor (eg capture window) so it isn't overscanned
- label the picture with the lens used or put the lens used somewhere in the file name

Again, thanks for taking the time -- lots of people will be very interested in this lens!

Will Griffith December 5th, 2006 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zack Vohaska
When can we be expect the XL-H1 body only kit to start shipping? :]

It already is (at least in the USA). I received ours with a 6X Monday.


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