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Old September 6th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #1
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I frequently tape auto racing- SCCA, and NHRA, and do a lot radio controled airplane filming.
I sold my XHA1 a few weeks ago and bought a Canon HF-S200 and a T2i.
In my eye, the S200 puts out a picture as good as the A1, but you lose all the manual dials and features.
One change I wasn't used to was chasing fast moving subjects with an LCD screen. With no viewfinder it's a royal pain.

I spent a few hours in the shop machining a hot shoe to gun sight rail adapter and came up with a solution that works. If anyone here is a firearms shooter, you might be familiar with TrueGlo Red Dot sight.

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Took 30 seconds to dial it in. Now I just pre-set my zoom with what I know will fit in the frame, and track away.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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Good afternoon,

for those without a machine shop you can get a foot here.

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I use a laser sight at times: the only down side is the odd time paralax is a bit of a problem if distances are a little far apart!!

Can you post a little footage?
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Old September 6th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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for those without a machine shop you can get a foot here.

Photosolve Home > Products > Xtend-a-Sight


I use a laser sight at times: the only down side is the odd time paralax is a bit of a problem if distances are a little far apart!!

Can you post a little footage?
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