I've seen the abbreviation "XL" thrown around a lot in regards to cameras, my question is this:
Given 2 cameras (super-8) of the same brand and model, with the same lenses, one being a "XL" version and the other a regular version, Does the increased shutter angle of the XL camera (like 220 degrees versus 150 degrees) really make all the difference when it comes down to low-light shooting, or would a fast lens (say f1.2) fully open, be able to adequately pick up enough light to get a good image even with the 150 degree shutter?
I'm also curious if the conditions are the same when it comes to digital shooting, like a Canon's GL2 versus the XL2. Would the difference between the 1/3 sec. shutter speed of the XL2 and the 1/8 sec. shutter speed of the GL2 really make or break a low-light shoot?