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Old June 24th, 2008, 05:56 AM   #16
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And a lower light sensitivity too, Boyd. The VX2k and PD150 were specked at 2 lux, the 2100/170 were 1 lux.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:44 AM   #17
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I hadn't realized that Tom. But are you sure they're comparing "apples to apples"? In the past, Sony has changed the playing field a bit by providing low light specs which include a gain boost. I can't remember the details, but there's also something different about how cameras sold in Japan measure lux as compared to the US models.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:30 AM   #18
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I think (for once) that it is apples4apples Boyd. Not so with the Z7 and S270, where Sony have had to drop the speed by a stop (to 1/25th sec) to get down to 1.5 lux and I quote from their spec sheet:

''1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter)'' Just barmy - and cheating. Why not cheat more and shoot at 1/12th?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 01:06 AM   #19
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Man those 2100's are just great....got some great footage of lightning bugs with that cam. Also shot a tv pilot lit by street lights only and only had to push it to 3db...amazing ....the lens could be longer though.

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Old June 27th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #20
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Man those 2100's are just great....got some great footage of lightning bugs with that cam. Also shot a tv pilot lit by street lights only and only had to push it to 3db...amazing ....the lens could be longer though.

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Longer? What would be the effect of that?
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Old June 27th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #21
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Longer? What would be the effect of that?
ummm a longer zoom lens...really use to a 16x....12x is kinda lame...
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Old June 27th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #22
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I own both of them and VX2100 is much better - much sharper aspherical lens.
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Old June 28th, 2008, 05:00 AM   #23
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I own both of them and VX2100 is much better - much sharper aspherical lens.

Both of them? You mean a VX and a PD? And one is sharper than the other? Then the softer one has been dropped and needs attention.
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Old July 12th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #24
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ummm a longer zoom lens...really use to a 16x....12x is kinda lame...
Consider the Sony VCL-HG1758 telextender lens (1.7X), that is made specifially for this group of 58mm camcorders. The Raynox DCR-2020PRO (or the current variation of it that Raynox sells) gives 2.2X and works very well on the VX/PD series. However, it causes vignetting at any point below 85% full zoom and therefore isn't as versatile as the HG1758, which vignettes only below about 40% zoom.
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