View Full Version : Using a Canon 20D and XL-1?
21st of January 2006 (Sat), 16:22
My friend and I are forming a buisess, I would be doing the photography stills, while he would be the videographer. From what I understand, the xl-1 accepts lenses such as the 70-200IS? Would the xl-1 work decently for a wedding? such as clarity, shutter speeds?
21st of January 2006 (Sat), 16:28
You think the crop factor on the 20D's bad? The XL-1 has a "crop" factor of around 7x. He wouldn't even have to leave home to shoot it with the 70-200. Other than that, it should be a capable enough camera. You'll need to pay close attention to the audio though.
21st of January 2006 (Sat), 16:40
There is an Adapter that you will need to purchase,. and it,.. like the XL1,. is not cheap :)
But otherwise you should be good to go. I "assume" (having never used it) that part of the cost of the adpater is to maintain cotrol of aperture.. and power the IS etc...
I also seem to recal that even with the adapter you may be focusig manually,. but that I could be wrong.
Like Jon says,. one hell of an "X-Factor"
EF Adapter XL Allows you to use over 50 different Canon EF lenses on the XL-1. Simply mount the adapter between the XL-1 and an EOS lens and your capabilities are dramatically expanded. Potential focal range, from extreme wide to super telephoto (in 35mm equivalent), is 24mm to 17,280mm.
21st of January 2006 (Sat), 20:13
I see, thanks for the information, I would be using a canon 24-135mm and 70-2000IS at the wedding, I guess the lens that comes with camera (min. 5.5mm!) will due, but then theres the 7x factor, again, thanks for the info.
29th of January 2006 (Sun), 23:07
I shoot weddings with the XL-1 and it is an awesome camera (been using them since they came out).
I would recommend and XL-1s or the XL2 as the they perform much much better in lower light (which means that you won't blind the subjects with your light on your camera which you will need to use when shooting the reception and usually the pre-wedding stuff).
As far as editing goes, we use 2 Intel based workstations with Matrox RTX.100 cards since they offer realtime effects and real time Mpeg-2 encoding for export to DVD.
Editing is done with Adobe Premiere 6.5 and DVD authoring with Adobe Encore, and custom menus and titles are created with Adobe Photoshop CS. we use Adobe Audition and Sony SoundForge for audio editing/fixing.
Also the XL-1 and the XL-1s look nearly identical, the main differences are:
XL-1s does up to 30db gain, XL-1 is only 12 or 18db (can't remember off hand)
The area where the shutter/adjustment wheel on the XL-1s has been redesigned.
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