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Old November 21st, 2001, 09:10 AM   #1
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XL1 - Switching to other Lens

Hi , I am about to buy a XL1 S

I worked before with the XL1 - good image quality
so i want to know if theyre r any other objectives
(lens) made by Canon that could fit the Xl1 and that have real ( not servo ) manual control over Iris , Focus & ZOOM
Theyre is one more issue - i was very much impressed by the Optical stabiliser of XL1 If u shot short scenes with ure breath healed the image almost looks like shot from a Tripod -
I wonder now if the optical stabiliser dwelles inside the Objective ( lens ) or it's in the same body with the CCD's inside the camera ???
If it;s in the lens sistem then could u please tell me if theyre's a diferent kind of manual lens
designed especially for Xl1 and also have this optical stabiliser ???

Thank you

I hope theyre is a way to solve this probblem and to enhance the performance of the xl1
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Old November 21st, 2001, 10:37 AM   #2
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Howdy from Texas,

You need to go to my website, the XL1 Watchdog at http://www.dvinfo.net/xl1.htm and click on "Articles Menu" on the left side of the screen. From there, click on "Guide to XL1 Lens Options." That's a fairly complete list of lenses which are available for the XL1.

Only the standard 16x lens has Optical Image Stabilization.

There are two more lenses which I need to add to this list, and they are the new ones which were introduced with the XL1S. These are the standard 16x "IS2" with optical image stabilization and the 16x manual lens. These are detailed on the page called "The XL1S Skinny" at http://www.dvinfo.net/xl1s.htm -- under the link "two new XL lenses."

Finally, be sure to read my XL1 FAQ at http://www.dvinfo.net/xl1faq.htm -- hope this helps,

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Old November 22nd, 2001, 06:33 AM   #3
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Alex, You must have very short scenes or very good breath holding ability! ;-)
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Old November 22nd, 2001, 07:17 AM   #4
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The OIS is in the furnished 16x lens. From the front of the lens there is a protective glass, the variable angle prism assembly that does the OIS correction, and then the lens focus/zoom elements.
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