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Old October 29th, 2005, 06:41 PM   #1
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Where to Buy Canon XL2?


Wheres a good place to buy a Canon XL2, thanks.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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Where are you looking? From Canon the cam is pricey, but you know you can trust them. Other popular retailers such as B&H are well known and good to deal with, but again, a bit more expensive.

There are lots of "deals" floating around out there, such as on eBay where you get the camera and 18 extra things such as wide-angle adapters, telephoto lenses, filters (most of which are crap), but the overall package is considerably cheaper. I personally purchased my Xl2 from 47th St. Photo and I really appreciated their speed and customer support.

Just do some research on the company you plan to buy from. You may find a very good organization offering you a good deal, or you might get some slick guy on the east coast "with only one left buddy you gotta take it now you know what I mean c'mon it's today only call back and it'll be gone."

*edit* I just noticed that your location is the UK so you prolly don't have to worry about the exact same guy I was referring to ;-)

Good luck
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Old October 29th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #3
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If you are ok with buying used, you can try posting a message on the classifieds forum here and see if you can find one locally. I would strongly favor buying an XL2 from the seller in person.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 04:00 AM   #4
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I bought one from Jessops for less than 3000, they do a good price match if you bring in printouts from on-line shops. I bought a second one for just over 2,800 from an online shop. ther are plenty of good deals to be found.

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Old November 3rd, 2005, 09:31 PM   #5
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I bought my XL2 recently and I got it "used", but only because I was prepared to be patient. I knew that there were good deals to be had, but I wanted to protect myself from scammers. I mostly used graigslist.com, which is a classifieds listing. They're international now, including London. I checked here at DVInfo and some others as well.

By biding my time, I ended up with an XL2 with only 20 hours on it, Manfrotto 525MVB sticks and 503 head, custom Porta Brace bag, JVC SR-VS30U deck and a bag full of new tapes, cables, do-dads and knick-knacks for $4,500 - basically the cost of the new XL2. Everything was in pristine condition and the guy (professional videographer moving to HD) drove the 50 miles from Yonkers to deliver it.

I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
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