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Old November 12th, 2001, 08:32 PM   #1
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35 mm alternative to Canon?

I've been an XL-1 user for years, and am sorely disappointed that the XL-1s was so little improved over the XL-1 as far as
sharpness and resolution, compared to what other manufacturers
seem to have available. But for what I do (wildlife video) I need the huge telephoto capabilities of the XL-1 with a 35 mm lens attached. Anyone aware of another camcorder that can adapt to 35 mm lenses.
By the way, Chris, I noticed your article in the Watchdog for a
viewfinder protector for $50.00. Here's how to make one for pennies. Cut a doughnut from a piece of 1 inch (outer diameter)
PVC pipe and stuff it with foam. It fits perfectly into the eyepiece.
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Old November 20th, 2001, 08:10 AM   #2
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<< sorely disappointed that the XL-1s was so little improved over the XL-1 as far as sharpness and resolution, compared to what other manufacturers seem to have available. >>

That's a rather strong statement... the XL1 is used for broadcast by National Geographic Explorer and countless other documentary producers. With Canon EOS lenses attached, you get superb sharpness, and extreme focal lengths not available on any other video camera.

Be sure to see "African Wildlife through an EF Lens" in the Image Gallery on the Watchdog.
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