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Rich Lee January 6th, 2004 01:01 PM

On Camera Monitor
I have been looking into purchasing a monitor for my xl1s. I rented a panasonic 7 inch for a little shoot and loved it, although i think its a little pricy. I want to be able to acuratly tell the focus and exposure. To many times i have been fooled by the xl1 viewfinder, giving me grainy footage. I have been looking at the varizoom tft on boards, would u guys recommend them? I know samys in hollywood sells them, but the ones they have on display dont work, and they wont open a box to let me see it in action. Very frustrating!

Anyway, thanks for your help.


Matthew Laskey January 7th, 2004 11:03 AM

Take a look here to get you mouth watering:


You can purchase a lcd monitor like the ones sold here, or I know a few guys who just hook up their xl1s to a battery powered dvd player- hey, when your not shooting at least you can catch a movie !

Mark A. Foley January 8th, 2004 06:22 AM

I just received my 5" NebTek yesterday...wow...what an awesome monitor for the price....can easily see it sunlight....
One of the best purchases I've made for the XL1s.

Rich Lee January 8th, 2004 01:10 PM

Nice! I checked out the site...they seem to be higher rez then the varizoom monitors. so i think i may order nebtek. Thanks guys.

Mark A. Foley January 8th, 2004 01:18 PM

Talk to Christine at ZGC.com...she'll get your nebtek monitor to you real quick.....

Trig Simon January 21st, 2004 09:28 PM

check out veri zoom, 4" TFT for about $300.00

Matt Polcyn January 21st, 2004 10:44 PM

Hey go with the Nebtek, it is well worth your money. I have had mine for about a year and a half and have loved it. I can see my image in direct sunlight even when I had to shade the image on a 8 inch sony monitor.

Rob Lohman January 22nd, 2004 04:45 AM

The Nebtek's are very good. One of our sponsors ZGC has a nice
deal and package specifically for the XL1. This includes the correct
battery mount etc.

Check it out at ZGC

Matt, do you know if the screen displays a wall-to-wall image? In
other words, does it crop some of the picture like the XL1 color
viewfinder does?

Rob DuBree April 30th, 2004 03:26 PM

Hi Rob,

Sorry for the late reply to your post...
Yes it does... The "wall to wall" image you see in your viewfinder is exactly the same on the NEB50XL.


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