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Old November 27th, 2003, 10:45 PM   #1021
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Sl1s Lens Options.

WHAT OTHER AFTER MARKET TELE PHOTO LENSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE SL1S? SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE COMPARE TO A 15X OR 20X POWER BINOCULAR.
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Old November 27th, 2003, 11:20 PM   #1022
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Hi Mike, welcome aboard. If you search our database on XL1 lens options you will find a lot of very useful information. You could also check out this XL1 Watchdog article on lens options.

One other little point, it's considered a little rude to type in all capitals on message boards, it's like yelling.

Thanks for the post, keep the questions coming.
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Old November 30th, 2003, 10:53 AM   #1023
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What is function AE Shift ???

What is function AE Shift ???

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Old November 30th, 2003, 04:31 PM   #1024
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AE shift is uset to cause the auto exposure modes to shift the set point for normal exposure. It has no effect in Green Box, Manual, and Spotlight mode.
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Old December 3rd, 2003, 11:14 PM   #1025
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6x wide angle adapter

Well I opted for the cheaper route and bought the 6x wide angle adapter, by Century, for the 16x manual lens and can't seem to bring it into focus at the widest setting. Has anyone run into this problem?

I had the Ap. open all the way, when I stop down it seems to focus better It's getting to late to set up lights I'll test tommorrow in the sun and with lights.

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Old December 3rd, 2003, 11:28 PM   #1026
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Yes! What you have to do is set your back focus first then bring your forward focus in to play afterwards.

SAY WHAT! Yes I know this is a wild one but it works.
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Old December 4th, 2003, 05:32 AM   #1027
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As I recall, the 72mm, 0.6x adapter is only partial zoom-through. full wide to about half zoom, with the standard Canon lens.
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Old December 6th, 2003, 12:49 PM   #1028
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Xl1s tips

I'd like to know exacly what each setting on the xl1s (exposure)do and what would be a perfect setting, if possible.

For exemple, I know that the lowest the gain is, the better it is.

Shutter speed seems to do special effect under 1/60 since the frame rate is slower or kind of.

So what I want to know is just some usefull tips on setting the exposure. Which control should I adjust first and the relation between each other

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Old December 7th, 2003, 10:37 PM   #1029
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Focus and zooming

Whats the best trick to zoom and focus all at once.


How do you know its time to adjust. I guees its just pratice that will help me but a few tips would help

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Old December 8th, 2003, 01:17 AM   #1030
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With the white 16x auto lens, simultaneous zooming and focus is not possible due to properties of the lens design (all DV camcorders using servo zoom lenses suffer from this limitation).

With the black 16x manual lens, it's certainly possible but is best done via remote zoom and focus controls mounted on twin pan handles on the tripod. See our sponsor, VariZoom Lens Controls for more info about remote zoom & focus controls for this lens.

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Old December 8th, 2003, 08:26 AM   #1031
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Canon Internet Authorized Dealer Please

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Can some one help me list of Canon Internet Authorized Dealer please?

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Old December 8th, 2003, 08:49 AM   #1032
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Old December 8th, 2003, 01:42 PM   #1033
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Zoom and Focus

Hugo, the following applies if you are doing a setup shot or have the time to do it in advance.
1. Zoom all the way in to the subject and set the focus.
2. On the 'white lens' switch to Manual Focus.
3. Zoom in and out to your heart's content. As long as the subject stays the same distance away the image will be sharp.
Obviously, when the subject is getting closer or further away during the shot you're going to have to manipulate focus and zoom together which is no easy feat.
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Old December 9th, 2003, 08:25 AM   #1034
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Which Audio 32Khz or 48hz

Does anyone have any thoughts on the audio setting to use. I know that of course 48Khz is better quality.....but is it really necessary?

I usually use 48Khz, but am not sure if it makes that much of a difference....?!!

Any thoughts people have on this would be appreciated..!!

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Old December 9th, 2003, 01:10 PM   #1035
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If you base your audio being reproduced on a standard TV then the difference between 12bit and 16bit is minimal. But as you start to get into better systems and speakers then the 16bit is a bit "crisper" sound, especially if you are adding effects on the sound or resampling it, or if the source is a little complex sounds. I use 16bit all the time as I want to have the best possible source. 12bit does give you the added extra of having 4 channels of sound. But I rarely use that. Im no expert on sound at all, and still learning myself but i have found that 16bit or 48KHz does give better results on your sound, especially if situations start to peak a little. I havent used any fancy hardware to tell the diference, just a good set of headphones on my 24bit computer system and there seems a little improvement to me...but I cannot speak for what you would find. I would just do your own experiments and see what your happier with.
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