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Old June 24th, 2003, 09:45 AM   #91
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If you use the 3x wide, you should think about buying a matte box that holds filters (4x4) to avoid the vignetting that comes with screwing on more than one filter at once.

It will also save you a bit of time when switching lenses as you dont have to risk touching the glass of the lens or the filter by trying to swap them between your lens.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 05:52 PM   #92
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Regarding this 3x wide angle lens, I was wondering if someone could either post, email me, or point me in the right direction of some frame grabs of the same scene between the 3x and the regular or manual 16x lens.

I'm curious to see just how wide it can get. Thanks.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 07:53 PM   #93
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As you can see from the spec page the 3x's widest angular coverage is just over 70 deg horizontally by just under 34 deg vertically. This compares to the 16x manual lens' coverage of just under 48 deg horizontally by just under 27 deg vertically.

So it gives you about 46% more horizontal coverage and about 20% more vertical coverage.
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Old June 25th, 2003, 12:44 AM   #94
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thanks Ken! That helps.
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Old July 11th, 2003, 07:18 AM   #95
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I have even seen vignetting on my standard 16x lense with two
filters on there at its widest. But I always add black bars so it
isn't a problem for me....
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Old July 17th, 2003, 12:19 PM   #96
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Dont forget the eletronic zoom ring which prevents you from doing any sort of professional level follow focus.rendering the lens a step up from a toy.
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Old July 17th, 2003, 06:08 PM   #97
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The DOF is pretty extreme with the 3X. There is not much to try and follow unless the subject is right on top of the lens. I use it with my Glidecam V-8 and it can virtually eliminate the need to worry about focus in some shots.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 11:32 AM   #98
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Canon 3X VL Wide Zoom Lens

Does anyone know if this lens can be used in a XL1s
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 11:35 AM   #99
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No, these lenses only fit the XL1's predesessor. Sorry.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 11:40 AM   #100
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See the article Canon VL Lenses on the XL1? by Don Palomaki.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 01:01 PM   #101
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 07:22 PM   #102
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Jose. Where did you buy your camera in Mexico? I have been trying to find a good dealer of video equipment in Mexico, but without much luck. I never live near DF so didnt know that area too well to go hunting around for gear. And most seem to be just amateurish stuff and nothing good. Or did you just get yours across the US border and bring it back, or mail order it and pay the tax in the Aduana?

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Old October 3rd, 2003, 09:03 PM   #103
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Old January 3rd, 2004, 07:50 AM   #104
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The Canon 3X

A question. I have the opportunity to buy a used Canon 3X for $600. This is through a camera shop. I have the Canon 16X II and the 14X manual. I have usually been able to borrow the 3X in the past and know how fine a lens it is. In light of the XL-2 possibly coming out this year would this be a good purchase? Bob
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$600 seems like a pretty reasonable price. I'd buy it. The XL2 probably won't be available for 6 months at best, and that leaves you lots of time to get good use out of it. Plus you can always sell it. There are probably a hundred thousand XL1 users out there, and they won't disapear when the XL2 comes out.
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