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#1 Carl Weston

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 11:42 PM

Is the general consensus that XL cameras aren?t as sharp as non-XL cameras?
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#2 Nate Downes

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 09:58 AM

I don't know about that, my Chinon Pacific 200/12XL is pretty darn sharp.
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Posted 10 August 2005 - 10:29 AM

Is the general consensus that XL cameras aren?t as sharp as non-XL cameras?

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Depends on the shutter opening and the lens used.

"XL" (existing light) cameras often had a wider shutter opening (longer exposure time), which gave slightly more motion blur. Faster lenses might not have been as sharp "wide open", and gave reduced depth of field, but generally performed well in the mid-range of f/stops.
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#4 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 11:55 AM

Definitely not as sharp because of the longer exposure time. XL cameras are useful in low-light situations where you need the extra light. If you have a lot of light you are better off with a narrower shutter. Of course it depends on the effect you are tryin to achieve. Maybe you want that motion blur.
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#5 Nate Downes

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 02:01 PM

Of course this makes me wonder about my new 35mm cameras, DeVry's with a 30 degree shutter.
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