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#1 Shivang

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 12:28 AM

Hi,

Just joined this forum and thought of posting a query that has been bothering me for some time

I film wildlife and have been hiring cameras like D35 and PD cameras for my shoots. However, the nature of my work requires being equipped at all times. So am making up my mind to buy a camera that I can keep with me during all my safari trips.

I would be glad if someone can help me in taking a decission. Would Canon XL2 serve my purpose? What are the other reasonable options I can consider? I am based in India and its very difficult to buy high-end equipments here... we do get them from the grey market. Should I opt for this option? Or ... would Amazon or eBay be a better option? I came to know that getting stuff from Thailand or Hongkong would be a cheaper option. Please advice.

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Shivang
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#2 will griffith

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:48 AM

Would Canon XL2 serve my purpose?


yes.

do you have Canon EOS lenses available to you? If so, buy this as well...
XL to EOS Adapter

The EOS lenses will be multiplied by 7x...which is great for safari (but not so much
for interviews and dramatic work obviously).

If you use it with say a 200mm lens then you can watch wildlife on the moon! :)
(200mm x 7.2 = 1440mm)
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