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#1 Matthew Buick

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:22 PM

Hello.

I just recieved my Canon 814XL-S from George Patoulidis this afternoon. So far I am very impressed by the build quality and function of this camera. I wonder if you 814XL-S users could tell me more about this camera. I also have had trouble locating the button to set the shutter angle.

Best Regards. ;)
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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 03:30 PM

Here http://www.mondofoto...Canon_814XL.jpg
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#3 Giles Perkins

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:13 PM

Matthew,

try here...

http://www.super8.no...ual_English.pdf

...page 24!
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#4 Don Brown

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:16 PM

Hello.

I just recieved my Canon 814XL-S from George Patoulidis this afternoon. So far I am very impressed by the build quality and function of this camera. I wonder if you 814XL-S users could tell me more about this camera. I also have had trouble locating the button to set the shutter angle.

Best Regards. ;)


Hi Matt
Try this site of Canon, it list all their cine, this is yours.

http://www.canon.com...ne/f_index.html


Don
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#5 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 07:22 PM

Two of those images are for the older canon 814, canon's mistake, hopefully they will fix it in the futre. Use the 1014 XLS image since it's very close to the 814XLS.

There is an icon of the a sun and of a window shade on the one of the button/dials, the sun icon is for the shutter angle of 150 degrees, the icon of the window or window shade is for 220 degrees. In essence they are saying for outdoors use the 150 degree shutter, for indoors use the 220 degree shutter.

Congratulations on your camera, what did you end up spending on it?
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#6 Matthew Buick

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 03:02 PM

Iniatial cost for the camera was $350.00 USD, about $40.00 USD for shipping.

I sort of feel as if I've just become a member of a rather exclusive club. :D
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#7 Douglas Hunter

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 04:49 PM

I sort of feel as if I've just become a member of a rather exclusive club. :D


Its what you DO with the camera that'll put you in or out of the club.
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#8 Jim Carlile

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 12:20 AM

Great camera. It's basically the same thing as the 1014XLS, but less telephoto to the lens. The sound quality is excellent-- if you can, get ahold of some sound cartridges just for fun. You can plug any decent tape recorder mike into the jack. Use a cheap high impedance earphone.

The manual is a must. The 814XLS was one of the first, if not THE first, microprocessor controlled consumer item back in the late 70's. It's very reliable. A little noisy, with that slight pause before the solenoids click over.

I think it's the best, most solid S8 camera out there. Nothing flimsy about it. Great viewfinder.
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#9 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 02:12 AM

Its what you DO with the camera that'll put you in or out of the club.


Not necessarily.

Just walking along the beach with a woman at your side, your Canon 814XLS in your grasp with lens shade bellows fully extended, an unlit pipe, furrowed brow and all should be well with the world. Setting sun optional.
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