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Old June 3rd, 2003, 06:00 AM   #106
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Don,
Do you think this would be a difficult task?

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Old June 3rd, 2003, 06:25 PM   #107
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Probably not difficult for a competent electronics technician, but not something for the average user to attempt.
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Old June 16th, 2003, 04:44 PM   #108
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Viewfinder mods

About a year ago I came across a dutch site on DV that had an interesting article about a DP that modified his XL1S into a frankenstein XL1S. I do not know what site it was or if it is still out there, yet the DP was discussing a cop show shot on an XL1S and he had adapted a Ikegami viewfinder, similar to the FU-1000, to his XL1S. At the time this fascinated me to no end, and I have since spoken to several electronics fellas over at the local university about converting over a B&W viewfinder to an XL1S.

I am curious to know if anyone else read such an article, and if anyone knows the process for adapting an late-model Ikegami viewfinder to an XL1S? The Fu-1000 is an Ikegami Viewfinder with Canon labeling, and some nifty stepping around for power up. Does anyone currently own an older Ikegami viewfinder for purchase, so I can perform some R&D?

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Old June 16th, 2003, 07:15 PM   #109
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let us know how you make out.

I use the Canon B&W viewfinder with a Tiffen Tele-2X, which magnifies the CRT image significantly - giving the camera a very "flip-out LCD panel-like" feel.

http://www.tiffen.com/tele2x.htm

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Old June 17th, 2003, 01:44 AM   #110
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<<<-- Originally posted by Don Berube : let us know how you make out.

I use the Canon B&W viewfinder with a Tiffen Tele-2X, which magnifies the CRT image significantly - giving the camera a very "flip-out LCD panel-like" feel.

http://www.tiffen.com/tele2x.htm

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may be a silly question but does the tiffen tele-2x work with the stock xl1s color viewfinder as well?
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Old June 17th, 2003, 09:08 AM   #111
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No, unfortunately. Tiffen is aware that many people would like a TELE-2X for the color EVF and I do believe they are working on one.

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Old June 27th, 2003, 12:56 AM   #112
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I read the XL-1 "Frankenstein" article in the XL-1 watchdog a while back. I don't know if it's the same one you're asking about, but here's the link anyway:

Frankenstein Meets the XL1 by Daniel Kohl
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Old June 27th, 2003, 12:20 PM   #113
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Yeah, its a really neat contraption. The only thing I would worry about is whether you could 'sunburn' your EVF by moonlight???
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Old July 11th, 2003, 10:25 AM   #114
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The series you are mentioning was called "blauw blauw" (blue blue)
and was indeed a local police series here.

the article
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Old July 11th, 2003, 10:58 AM   #115
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Was it a good series by local standards?
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Old July 11th, 2003, 11:33 AM   #116
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Never saw it myself... <g>
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Old July 18th, 2003, 03:41 PM   #117
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Contact Tiffen....

Called them about the possibility of a Tele2X for the existing color XL1S viewfinder.

They said they have thought about it, but they need to hear from people to see if the market is there.

IN THE U.S. AND CANADA: 1-800-645-2522, or 1-631-273-2500

email - techsupport@tiffen.com

I need color or i carry my LCD monitor, but i also need better focus and this just might do it.

Thanks for all the good stuff i learn in here.
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Old July 31st, 2003, 10:08 AM   #118
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Dirt In Viewfinder? How To clean?

I looked in my viewfinder during a shoot the other day and I was shocked to see a piece of dirt there.

At first I thought it was on the lens, but I cleaned that. Then I thought it was on the gate to the CCD's, but it didn't show up in the footage. It's behind the glass on my FU-1000 viewfinder.

Goodness knows how it got there, but how do I get it out?
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Old August 1st, 2003, 10:52 AM   #119
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Hi,
Well I think I know what you're talking about, but I no longer have an XL1, so my explination won't be too specific. The actual eyepiece can be detached by twisting it off. You might want to check out the picture at Canon FU-1000 Monochrome CRT Viewfinder for the XL1 / XL1S a review by Ken Tanaka . Sorry I can't be more specific about it, but I hope this helps!!

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Old August 1st, 2003, 05:19 PM   #120
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Thanks. I cleaned it out. A nice blow at an downward angle with compressed air made it good as new. Have an idea how that little particle got in there.
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