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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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SI-2K and Canon XL H1 lens?

Could the Canon XL 20x Zoom that comes with XL H1 HDV camera be used with SI-2K???

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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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Sorry but no. The Canon lens uses a proprietary lens mount called Canon XL which is compatible only with Canon XL series camcorders. You're not going to find any other camera head that will accept those lenses other than Canon XL series camcorders.
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Perhaps via an adapter to Canon EOS still cameras, isn't there? Adding later the new Birger lens mount to PL mount . . . Just an idea.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:12 AM   #4
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That would be nice! Do you think, Jason, it would work?
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I think you'll find that the Canon XL 20x Zoom that comes with XL H1 HDV camera is designed for a 1/3in 3 chip camera. While the SI-2K is a 2/3in single chip so the lens probably won't cover the the whole SI chip, just the centre portion.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #6
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Yep, Rohan's got it . . . that lens won't cover the sensor.
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Alright. Thank you, Jason.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 11:04 AM   #8
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Perhaps via an adapter to Canon EOS still cameras, isn't there? Adding later the new Birger lens mount to PL mount
Perhaps so, but that's a completely different prospect from what the original poster was asking about (Canon EOS and Canon XL are two very different things). The primary disadvantage of using still photo lenses (Canon, Nikon or others) is that there is no way to properly change focal plane or focal length during a shot, unless you implement some sort of third-party geared rings around the lens barrel.
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Perhaps so, but that's a completely different prospect from what the original poster was asking about (Canon EOS and Canon XL are two very different things). The primary disadvantage of using still photo lenses (Canon, Nikon or others) is that there is no way to properly change focal plane or focal length during a shot, unless you implement some sort of third-party geared rings around the lens barrel.
Yes, plus the Birger lens mount will be the better way to do it.

Though I was thinking on a solution for my collection of Arri Standard lenses and their simultaneous use with the Canon's widest range (Canon 10-22mm, par example) on a Canon EOS mount provided by Birger. Avoiding field collimation.

There's no Arri standard mount to Canon EOS available but there's to Canon XL mount.

That's why I'm wondering if is there a Canon XL series to EOS mount adapter available anywhere?
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