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Old October 8th, 2004, 01:49 PM   #16
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If it has a back focus problem, you should have a talk with Sony as that is an (factory service) adjustable item.
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Old October 8th, 2004, 08:13 PM   #17
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Thanks Mike,

I'll definitely do that.
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Old October 8th, 2004, 08:32 PM   #18
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You might want to read this thread about PD170 focus problems.

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/bbs/t52938.html

FYI, I have 2 PD170's and do not have any focus problems that I can detect.



<<<-- Originally posted by Frederic Segard : I have a PD170, and I must say it is great, especially in low light. But I found out that it has a slight back focus problem on mine. I wonder if others have this problem?

How to find out: In low light (but not too low), go in manual focus, open your iris to its max, zoom in on a far object (or a focus chart if you have one), focus manually, then zoom out. At this point, your object (or chart) will not be perfectly in focus like it normaly should.

Currious to see if its only me. -->>>
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Old October 9th, 2004, 01:09 PM   #19
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Originally posted by John Lee : Or that it retails for over $1200 more...not exactly a fair comparison. I was intrigued from reading the first few posts about how much "better" it is than the GL2, then I looked up the price gap. These two cameras aren't even in the same class. The PD170 has 1/3" chips, of course it'll beat the 1/4"ers in the GL series.

How does it compare to the DVX100A? That's what I'd like to know.
The GL2 matches up with the Sony VX2100, not the pd170

Both the GL2 and the 2100 are the consumer models, not pro like the pd170
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Old October 9th, 2004, 02:35 PM   #20
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The GL2 matches up with the Sony VX2100, not the pd170
Even then its still hard to compare a 1/4" 3CCD to a 1/3" 3CCD but I agree with your GL2/VX2100 statement since both lack integrated XLR inputs.

BTW - How many miles do you have on that 91 MR2 Turbo? My 93' VR-4 just hit 200k but can still spank a 350z.
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Old October 9th, 2004, 06:58 PM   #21
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Originally posted by Tommy Haupfear : Even then its still hard to compare a 1/4" 3CCD to a 1/3" 3CCD but I agree with your GL2/VX2100 statement since both lack integrated XLR inputs.

BTW - How many miles do you have on that 91 MR2 Turbo? My 93' VR-4 just hit 200k but can still spank a 350z.
If anything the XL1 would match up with the PD170.

I have 81,000 miles on the MR2, still boosting really good, needs new brakes, but I might sell it very soon.
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