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Old June 1st, 2009, 02:45 PM   #31
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I don't know if the AF is fast enough for birds in flight.... my guess is, probably not. The extra DOF from the small sensor will help, but if the bird is flying towards the camera, then it will be a problem.

They actually describe it as "Lens Optical 10.0x inner zoom lens 16x Advanced Zoom f= 5,59-59,5 mm", which is accurate, the 16x is an "Advanced Zoom" feature.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #32
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When I mentioned the exlim camera I did not mean to hijack the thread!!

Only ment that we need to see this kind of techno stuff in our better cams!!!

And Brendan, this is the under 6000.00 slo mo camera, just no changable lenses!!

Why can't Canon and Sony add this feature to the H1 or ex3????
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Old June 9th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #33
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Doesn't Twixtor allow you to over and undercrank footage ?
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Old June 17th, 2009, 08:18 AM   #34
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Rob, I hope that you enjoy the XL-H1 that you finally chose and that it suites your kind of filming.

With your budget and requirements I would have suggested the same.

Regarding extra lenses other than the Canon 20x & 6X AF lenses, I'd also advise you to buy a Canon XL - Nikon adapter to use any of the hundreds of superb Nikkor lenses. Be sure to buy the older MF or AF lenses that have aperture rings and not the latest Nikkor AF "G" lenses.
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Old June 17th, 2009, 12:32 PM   #35
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I just got back from traveling and videoing at Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. I shot over 7 hours of tape (no dropouts). I wonder how much that would have cost me in memory sticks? Also, as an alternative, what about the FS-5 for capturing tapeless? Bob
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Old June 17th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #36
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Thanks for all the info on this guys, I havent had much of a chance to play around with the rig just yet, but I have opted for the EF adapter with a look to getting a decent sigma or canon in the 100-400 mm fast-ish range. Also picked up a EF-FD adapter, so I can utilise my FD lenses from the letus for macro work, a bit zany perhaps but the results are astounding.....
Must also add my thanks to Dave Burt who saw my post on here and offered his xlh1 for sale, then spent a good 2 hours of a saturday afternoon showing me the ropes of the cam and big zoom lenses, also Ron Chant who kindly came down my way and met me "in the field" to share some of his practical experience. How cool is that?

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