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Old August 17th, 2002, 02:51 PM   #16
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What lens are you using now and how much larger do you need to make the image? Twice as large, 4x as large? The closest distance you are allowed is ? Can you use a tripod or something to steady the camera?

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Old August 18th, 2002, 10:28 AM   #17
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Sorry Jeff - it was a daft post and should have had more specific information.

Anyway, I am using the standard X16 5.5-88mm f1.6-2.6 that came with the camera (XL1). I have to work from the foot of the table, so say six feet from the mouth. I would need something in the region of a x4 factor over what I get at the present. The camera is always on a tripod.

The intra oral cavity is light via the theatre light so no problems there.

I was wondering about using an adaptor to mount a Canon prime lens from the still range. I really no nothing about these as my department is Nikon based.

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Old August 18th, 2002, 10:40 AM   #18
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The Canon EOS EF adapter is going to work best for you. The XL1 1.6x adapter will not get you enough magnification. Canon has some fairly economical zooms in the range you'll need. Take a look at their site http://www.canon.co.uk/eflenses/index.html The EF 28-135mm IS lens is very highly recommended. If you want greater range try the EF 70-300 IS lens. The Image Stabilization will aid in hand holding when necessary. Not only will you be able to get the image size you want with the EOS EF lenses the image quality will improve also. You'll be using only the center portion of the lens (the sharpest, best corrected part).

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Old August 19th, 2002, 03:30 AM   #19
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Thanks Jeff, I appreciate your time in taking to reply. I will work on this.

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Old August 21st, 2002, 11:13 AM   #20
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Hi,
I got my close-up attachments from the Filter Connection, great prices, fast service. 1+,2+and 4+ you'll find it on the web
Not very expensive.
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Old November 3rd, 2002, 07:32 AM   #21
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As a former entomologist I am amazed at the quaility of maco-video I can get from the XL-1. I use the standard 16x lens, a 1,2 or 4+ diopter, the 1.6 extender...and a good tripod! Depending on the situation I also use reflectors. I have incredable closeups of insects feeding, mating and laying eggs. Useing the 1.6 extender allows you to stay back and zoom close up. This is one magnificent camcorder. But believe me, YOU need to grow into ITS potential. I have had mine for years and I am still amazed at how much I learn about it by just getting out and shooting video! Bob
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