differences in xl1 lens? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog

Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog
Can't find it on the XL1 Watchdog site? Discuss it here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 1st, 2002, 08:15 AM   #1
dvmonkey2
 
Posts: n/a
differences in xl1 lens?

Does anyone know of a web site that shows the differences in the xl1 lenses?
  Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2002, 10:38 AM   #2
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
What do you mean my "differences"? Photos of the lenses? Each of the lenses' specifications tell the basic story of their characteristics. Look at the XL1 Watchdog section of this site (dvinfo.net/xl1.htm) for more info.

Go to "Articles Menu" > "Guide to XL1 & XL1s lens options".
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2002, 12:57 PM   #3
dvmonkey2
 
Posts: n/a
I remember seeing a website that showed the differences in lenses, how a 14x looked zoomed out all the way and how a 16x looked and whatnot.

One was a picture of a construction worker on a scaffold I believe
  Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2002, 04:29 PM   #4
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posts: 8,308
You mean pictures that represent a visual comparison of the maxium telephoto capabilities of the lenses, right?

The only one I remember of a worker on a scaffold was on Ebay.
Dylan Couper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2002, 10:32 PM   #5
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
The difference between the 16x and the 14x is insignificant. The 16x is 5.4 - 87mm (620mm in 35mm terms) and the 14x is 5.7 - 80mm (577mm in 35mm terms). The difference in magnification is less than 10% which is indistingusable by the human eye. Size and distance are very hard for the human eye to judge. A general guideline is size must increase by at least 33% for the eye to notice a change in size.

Jeff
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 2nd, 2002, 09:26 AM   #6
dvmonkey2
 
Posts: n/a
I think it was a picture difference of a wide angle lens and a zoom lens, possiby. I take it a wide angle lens has nothing to do with a 14x or 16x lens?

Im obviously getting confused here! HELP!
  Reply With Quote
Old October 2nd, 2002, 10:32 AM   #7
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
Out and in are confusing terms when used to describe zoom positions. The 14x or 16x descripes the amount or range of zoom. For example the the 16x zooms from 5.4mm to 87mm (5.4 times 16 equals 87mm). The wide angle position are even more alike than the telephoto range (16x lens is 5.4mm or 38mm in 35mm film terms and 14x is 5.7mm or 41mm in 35mm film terms). The difference is much less than 10% and might not even show because of variable in the monitors viewed on.

Jeff
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 4th, 2002, 08:25 AM   #8
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
See also my Guide to XL1 Lens Options, in the articles section of the XL1 Watchdog at www.dvinfo.net/xl1.htm

There's practically no difference between the 16x auto, 16x manual and 14x manual at the wide end of the lens. There is a substantial difference with the 3x wide angle lens, however. Hope this helps,
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:33 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network