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Old January 4th, 2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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Should I sell my XL1s and buy a new camera?

I have bought an XL1s but I am not taking any advantage whatsoever of the ability to change lenses. Is there any better camera that I could buy at the price that I would sell the XL1s for (It is brand spanking new)? I really love the picture quality on the XL1s - is there any other camera that will let me achieve better quality/functions, etc? If so which one? What do you suggest I do?

PS - I am planning to use the camera to shoot relatively high quality short films and perhaps even a feature to send to festivals.

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Old January 4th, 2004, 07:57 PM   #2
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It's a good cam; so is the PD170 and DVX100A in a similar price range. If you sell it, you will lose money.
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Old January 4th, 2004, 08:03 PM   #3
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<<<-- Originally posted by Frank Granovski : It's a good cam; so is the PD170 and DVX100A in a similar price range. If you sell it, you will lose money. -->>>

So you think I should stick with it then? I do not want to lose money...
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Old January 4th, 2004, 08:09 PM   #4
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I would just stick with it. There's always something better but I would say your cam is good enough to do what you want. In my opinion, XL1/XL1s footage is extremely pleasing.
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Old January 5th, 2004, 12:28 AM   #5
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Any time you buy something new, and sell it used, you will lose money.
I'd keep it.
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Old January 6th, 2004, 02:12 AM   #6
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See if u can sell it to a friend for more than you paid for it.

Dude the cameras excellent and takes a beautifull picture. Have u tried messin around with a different lens? you can rent them over a weekend for pretty cheap.


kidding about the selling to a friend thing.
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Old January 6th, 2004, 06:30 AM   #7
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<<<-- Dude the cameras excellent and takes a beautifull picture. Have u tried messin around with a different lens? you can rent them over a weekend for pretty cheap. -->>>

Yeah I should try to use some new lenses before doing something I might later regret. I guess I'll rent a min35 with some cool lenses for a weekend or so to check it out :)
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Old January 7th, 2004, 12:21 AM   #8
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You could also rent the P+S Technics device (and 35mm film lens) discussed elsewhere on this site. That would give you a 35mm DOF in your films.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 09:12 AM   #9
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David, this is exactly what Afonso have intended to do. Mini35 is the name of the P+S Technik device.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:33 PM   #10
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Afanso, dont forget about the non mini35 solutions...there are a bunch out there that can help you make awesome looking footage. the 3x lens and the manual lens would be good ones to check out. and there area a bunch of lens attachments for them as well too, like fisheyes and all that fun stuff.
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