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Old May 24th, 2002, 09:34 PM   #1
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SMPTE Color Bars XL1s

I've been scanning through the manual for the XL1s and had a question.

Can you pull up the color bars if a lens is not attached to the body? Or more precisely when the "check lens" message is on in the viewfinder.
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Old May 25th, 2002, 06:46 AM   #2
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Hi Justin,

Yes, color bars and slow shutter speeds (asked in another thread) can both be activated with the lens off.
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Old May 25th, 2002, 12:44 PM   #3
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Hi Ed,

Thanks for the help. To confirm you've actually set the shutter speed on the XL1s below 1/60 e.g. 1/30 or 1/8 with no lens on the camera?

You can bring up the color bars with no lens on the body?

Not trying to pester, but it would be helpful to know for sure. My XL1 (old version) will not allow you to go into the d. effects or even allow you to adjust ANY shutter speeds with the lens off.

Thanks again.
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Old May 25th, 2002, 12:57 PM   #4
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Yes, I did both with the lens removed before posting the response above. Not to worry, I understand your need to be sure.
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Old May 25th, 2002, 01:16 PM   #5
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PERFECT!

Anybody want to by my old XL1? ;)
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Old May 26th, 2002, 09:28 PM   #6
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Out of curiosity, what is the purpose of setting slow shutter speeds without a lens?
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Old May 26th, 2002, 10:12 PM   #7
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Ron:
When you're using the manual lens from Optex or the P+S Technik adapter the camera thinks that there isn't a lens attached.

Right now I think there is a PAL XL1s in my future...

Groovy.
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Old May 27th, 2002, 07:10 AM   #8
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Justin, just to be clear, my XL1S is NTSC. PAL will most likely work the same, but you might ask a PAL user to verify.
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Old May 27th, 2002, 05:56 PM   #9
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I can verify that it works on PAL version as well.
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Old May 27th, 2002, 07:41 PM   #10
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Justin:

Just out of curiousity, what is making you go PAL and mini35 instead of NTSC?

Oh yeah, send me a message if you're wanting to sell your old XL1 (NTSC) if you get the chance please.

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Old May 27th, 2002, 09:31 PM   #11
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Right on! You guys rock!

Doconomus:
I am thinking of switching to PAL because it appears that a project coming up will want to be shot with regards to a potential 35mm blowup.

I'm doing some research now about the whole deal now.

I'll send you an email about the camera.
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Old May 28th, 2002, 05:05 PM   #12
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Justin:

I'll email you back asap.

Dude, let us know about what your research yields dealing with a 35mm blowup. Reading your other stuff about mini35 gets me excited. Hmmmmmm, maybe I should go along your route with things. Let us know.

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