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Old January 21st, 2004, 12:09 AM   #16
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Eric,
These are questions outside of your original thread question. We try to keep threads on-topic here for future reference.

Please divide and refine that flurry or questions and post them separately to the appropriate forums (DVX100 Forum, for example).
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Old January 21st, 2004, 12:09 AM   #17
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How about taking some classes in film or video production? It'll do more for you than having *THE* camera.
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Old January 21st, 2004, 12:15 AM   #18
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Eric,

that video is both totally irresponsible and unprofessional. If I were you I wouldn't be wanting people to think that that is the kind of work I did.
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Old January 21st, 2004, 12:18 AM   #19
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Eric,

There is no quick schooling. Just pick up a camcorder -- *any* camcorder, it really doesn't matter which one -- and start shooting. Learn as you go. The hardest part is watching what you've just shot. You can learn all you really need to know from the cheapest, least expensive camcorder you can buy. The right camera is the one in your hands. Shoot first, ask questions later.
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Old January 21st, 2004, 12:37 AM   #20
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ok thanks for the reply

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Old January 21st, 2004, 01:34 AM   #21
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Don,

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Being asked such a personal, general question, having already posted what I thought was best for Eric based on what his more specific needs, being the XL1S, for shooting wildlife, and answering why indeed I would buy a DVX100 based on MY needs, is not straying from the issue, and YOU have misread my post, sir.

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Old January 21st, 2004, 01:03 PM   #22
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Hey Shawn,

I think you may have taken my response too personally,,, and I do sincerely apologize if it seemed like I was singling you out, which I was not,,, was not meant to say that what you were posting was not relevant. Your input is very much appreciated! Thank you for your comments.

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Old January 21st, 2004, 02:30 PM   #23
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No problem, Don.

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Old January 23rd, 2004, 03:52 AM   #24
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I have actually tried using my Canon XL1 on EF adaptor and using a Canon EF 100-300mm 35mm zooms lens. It works - no doubt. BUT, you need to use it on Manual focusing (no AF available through EF adaptor), and for me, that's the limitation. The Canon viewfinder's LCD is NOT sharp enough for manual focusing - unless you pay for a B&W viewfinder - which is expensive. Secondly, mounting EF lenses on the XL1 gives a very irritating flashing warning in the viewfinder - and I can't figure out how to turn it off. The warning symbol is placed right in the middle of the frame - so, you can imagine how frustrating it is to frame wildlife this way.

Hmmm, having read about the EF lens with image stabilisation, I might just pop into my favorite dealer to borrow one to test - if it is worth the pain of the flashing warning, I might give it a try at birds again (when my 16X zoom with 1.6X teleconvertor is pushed to the limits and beyond).

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Old January 23rd, 2004, 11:05 AM   #25
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TS, there should be no flashing warning. What exactly does the icon look like?
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Old January 23rd, 2004, 05:21 PM   #26
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Hi Chris,

I got confused ... I remembered it for the other lens which I tried - a 600mm mirror lens - no aperature. YES, you are right, there was NO flashing symbol for EF lenses mounted on EF adaptor. Sorry.

RIGHT now, I am using the normal CANON 16X zooms lens with a 1.6X CANON teleconvertor - so far, I found the images acceptable. Using a EF lens on manual focus is a problem for me - as I stated in the previous post, the LCD viewer isn't sharp enough for that function. Also, most EF lenses are designed for AF operation, the manual focusing ring is just too small (compared with the zoom ring).
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