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Old April 15th, 2003, 08:14 PM   #31
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1) Anyone know a way to improve standard viewfinder, or is it just a case to buy the better one or a good monitor???
Nope. It is what it is. Sorry. The only viewfinder upgrade is to the FU-1000 monochrome. You can also use a high-resolution LCD monitor, such as those from Nebtek.
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I find the eye piece very prone to steaming up, especially if you get a little hot....So any 'tricks' or hints from the old schoolers in here would be great!!!!
The best solution is to use one of the eyepiece shades such as those from Hoodman or i-Cuff (my favorite). These will shade the eyepiece for better viewing in bright light, move your eye back from the eyepiece and virtually eliminate body-induced fogging.
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Old April 15th, 2003, 08:21 PM   #32
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Does the I-cuff fit over the existing eyepiece rubber? or does it replace it completely?
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Old April 15th, 2003, 08:23 PM   #33
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Fits over, snugs to the tube.
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Old April 18th, 2003, 08:20 PM   #34
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The black and white viewfinder really helps. It's sharp and you can instantly see what level of focus you have achieved. You can also check the contrast between items quickly and see what areas are hot. In combination with an external field monitor, you'll be able to compose a nice picture quickly.
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Old May 11th, 2003, 05:15 PM   #35
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FU-1000 and never go back!

I purchased my XL-1S(s) by body, lenses & EVF.

I will never go back to the standard EVF. First, the 1000 gives you adjustments that are not available on the colour.

The 1000 is much larger and easy to see your subject.

The 1000 looks pro when trying to get into a shoot you were not invited to!

I've arrived at a few gatherings (so to speak) with the XL-1S with all the adapters and cool additions and have never been denied access to the event.

But besides that, the 1000 gives you what you need, a good clear picture.

I also use external LCD 5.6" monitors with a ball mount on top of the camera. That looks real cool to the novice.

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Old May 11th, 2003, 06:25 PM   #36
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There is an old trick to avoiding fogging in the eyepiece that involves a length of flexible tubing, you stick one end into the eyepiece and blow in the other end. I've never had much luck with this, especially dealing with the tubing in the eyepiece, but some swear by it.
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Old May 12th, 2003, 03:53 PM   #37
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Wouldnt breathing air on the eyepiece make it even worse? Unless I dont get what this tube technique is all about...I thought it was a joke at first.
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Old May 12th, 2003, 04:05 PM   #38
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It's not actually a joke, it does work to a certain degree, but I didn't find it particularly practical. It's not the same as breathing directly onto the viewfinder, which we all know ends up fogging it worse.
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Old January 21st, 2004, 04:18 AM   #39
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b/w viewfinder für XL-1

Has anybody tried to fit a usual b/w viewfinder, as used on betacam, to his Canon XL-1?
I tried to to fit one to my XL-1 but I still have video signal problems. I think the problem is located in different signal voltage.

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Old January 21st, 2004, 06:11 AM   #40
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You are aware of the standard monochrome CRT viewfinder that
Canon has available for the XL1, right? Check out the link to
see an article written about it by one of our moderators (Ken).

Some information regarding voltage and pin layout the Canon
viewfinders are using see this article.
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Old January 21st, 2004, 09:32 AM   #41
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thanks, but these topics where both the basic information for my project.
Why I'm trying to use the Betacam vwievfinder is, you can get them at eBay for about 100 Euro, the Canon b/w viwefinder is much more expensive.
As I wrote, the viewfinder works, but the image is not as it has to be.

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Old May 25th, 2004, 11:10 PM   #42
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Someone knows Specifications on FU-1000 fuse ?

My FU-1000 NTSC b/w viewfinder for the xl-1 has a burned fuse. does someone knows what are the exact specifications on the Fuse ?
Under it is written: F101
and right besides it A1,25 V125 (but thats not under the Fuse so im not sure if that belongs to the fuse).
a friend who is a tv mechanic guru would like to replace it but would like to know that first, so i try it here and on the canon service paralel (but we all know the service of big companies in those cases...)

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Old May 25th, 2004, 11:15 PM   #43
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The FU-1000 is actually manufactured by Ikegami for Canon.

You can download the product's manual and specs here.

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Old May 26th, 2004, 04:46 PM   #44
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Speculation: the notation you quoted implies 1.25 amps with a 125 volt interrupt rating.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 07:19 PM   #45
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thanks for the replies. the canon service said they cant say anything when the thing isnt in their repair agency but they can basically say that the numbers i told them are correct

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