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09-23-2003, 01:40 AM
Anyone use the Canon GL2? Trying to decide between that cam and the XL1s. The XL1s seems a bit big and heavy for chasing around the woods with.
10-28-2003, 06:06 PM
I have a GL1 which is a fantastic camcorder. Everything I have read says the GL2 is even better.
11-12-2003, 09:39 PM
I too have a GL-1 and I am very happy with it. I know a lot of the pro's use the XL-1. I am sure that those guys have an eye for what makes one camera video better than another, but I can't tell the difference. I don't think you could go wrong with either camera.
11-20-2003, 06:39 AM
We have a GL2 but we also work with a lot of people that use XL1's. Recently a guy told me he like the XL1 better (for getting TV quality footage), because it was heavier. The lighter GL2 made it difficult to steady. However, I suggested that he get a Pro-Mount camera support! :)
11-24-2003, 08:01 AM
I have the GL2 it is awesome.
12-05-2003, 05:32 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/afraid_face.gif http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/afraid_face.gif dont tell me you all are making trail cams out of GL-1's
whats a good cam for a game trail cam under 200 dollars? im thinking of using a pixcontroler board with the ir option on it. any help would be most appreciated
12-11-2003, 09:26 PM
Thanks everyone for the help. I just got my new GL-2 and will start the painful learning curve this weekend on muleys.
I went for the 2x Century Optics tele lens
.68x wide angle lens WD-58H
Kata RC 13 rain cover
Sennheiser ME66 short shotgun mic
The stock VL-3 3w and VL-10 10w onboard hotshoe lights
ZOE LANC controller for zoom and focus control
A few filters like circular polarizer, ND, UV etc.
Large cap battery BP-945, 2 each
Power 2000 12vdc rapid charger cig adapter
Miller DS-1 tripod with DS-10 fluid head
Porta Brace heated camcorder case POL M2
Sennheiser Evolution Series wireless LAV mic, UHF
MA 300 XLR mic adapter
128 meg SD memory media
Rycote windscreen 18cm medium for Senn K66
Rycote windscreen EQ GL for stock mic
2 year Macks warranty
Lowepro Roadrunner AW rolling camera bag/bagpack
Don't ask what I spent, I'll be paying for this for years. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-far-sdie-guy-yellin.gif
B&H Camera was the usual great service and fair price. I had to change my tripod order after I had placed the order when last minute advise told me I could use a different model. B&K changed the order no problem. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbs-up-ani.gif
12-15-2003, 10:05 AM
Would you have considered purchasing a used XL-1 ?
12-16-2003, 01:32 AM
MArty, I started out after the XL1S and the size and weight factor really are critical to me since I'll be humping it around in a backpack a lot. Word is out that the XL2 is due out soon so you will probably be able to get a good buy on people moving over to the new XL2.
If I wasn't humping the camera as much the XL1s would have been high on on my list.
So far I love the GL2, even though I lost the 2x lens. Left if on the hood of my truck and drove off. Dumb. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-hitting-self.gif Small. light. I found a group off deer and grabbed the cam and tripod and hiked/snuck about 300 yards no problem with the gear to make up for the lost lens and the optical zoom it gave me.
12-16-2003, 07:59 AM
Thanks for the reply Jesse.
I'm still debating the miniDV models (size, feature...). From a photo perspective, I like the advantage of having the large lenses. However, the mini-cams are light and portable. Sony has the 100 and 300 models that are nice. Canon has the ZR70.
12-16-2003, 09:11 PM
I just ordered my GL2 yesterday. Glad to find someone like you who will use it the same way I will. Mos ****** the DV boards I've found tend to be wedding/artsy types. I laugh when they talk about low light situations, one of them is always quick to point out adding light is the only way to solve a low light situation. Kind of hard to do 20ft up in a tree or bellycrawling toward a trophy class animal, especially if you're trying to get a kill on film!
I have a few paying jobs lined up for my camera. One is a commecial DVD for a new outdoor product. I have also been asked to help from time to time with shooting footage for some TV shows. Hope to wear this camera out soon!
12-26-2003, 12:56 PM
I am now trying to decide between the GL2 and the Sony TRV950. Has anyone got an opinion on which way I should go? Does anyone have any experience with the TRV950 or TRV900?
08-04-2004, 04:22 AM
Ok ...I'm looking at buying the GL2 and was reading some of these post...is it a good camera in low light ??
Are there any other pros or cons???
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