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Old March 3rd, 2005, 10:35 AM   #1
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Different lens for xl1s

Hi everyone. I was wondering if there are any xl lens out there w/ more optical zoom than the 20x that the new xl2 lens has. I need more power! Thanks
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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Just a suggestion but have you thought about the 1.6 extender?
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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Oh and if you want super zoom go with the EF adapter and some EOS lenses.
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 01:20 PM   #4
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I have two 1.6 extenders and I also have the eos adapter. I just need a lens that can zoom way out there and come back in for close shots. When I have my eos set up its great but I have to switch lens to video anything close and just the opposite when useing the 1.6 extender and the xl lens. I've done alot of searching and just can't find anything. I guess I'll just have to be happy with what I got. I just don't understand why canon would have a camera w/ exchangable lenses and not offer a telephoto monster for people like me atleast 35 or 40x optical. I would pay big money for a xl lens w/ 40x optical. It must be harder than I think to make a lens like that. If anyone knows more about the subject please let me know. Thanks
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 02:51 PM   #5
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Joe;
Take a look at my website for a variety of Canon 35mm lens combinations. Of coarse these lens - adapter combos will all be magnified considerably, but if you are looking for long lenses this would be an advantage. The 50-300mm FD or the 70-200 EOS are excellent lenses.However the magnification is going to be something over 7x, depending on your camera. If you want to go super big, try the 600mm lenses. The RONSRAIL will help steady and solidify the combinations.
You will have to change lenses to get your required wide angle.
There are adapters available for the Nikon 35mm lenses also .
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Old March 9th, 2005, 05:40 AM   #6
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Monster zoom it is: http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/images/images17.php
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Old March 9th, 2005, 07:10 AM   #7
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Jimmy - that photo is not of a "zoom" - but a fixed prime lens.

I often use a 300mm or 600mm prime on the XL1s.

For a true powerful zoom, you need lenses such as 75-300mm, 100-400mm, 35-350mm, 200-400mm, 250-500mm, or true 'bazookers' such as the 180-600mm, 200-600mm, 360-1200mm, or the amazing monster 1200-1700mm zoom...such as this:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/zoomsMF/12001700mm.htm

Mind you, I find using a 600mm at 7.2X factor, enough of a handful to keep steady on a sturdy tripod. You would need to mount a 1700mm (12,240mm!) on a tank and bolt it down to keep the image steady! It would also probably take you an hour to find your subject in the viewfinder, even with a scope, and then also hope that the subject doesn't move an inch after you've focussed on it...
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