used XL1s or new GL2

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used XL1s or new GL2

Post by cantoloupe » Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:28 am

i know its a pretty dumb question, but right now they are about the same price,

which would be better:

a brand new Canon GL2,

or should i risk buying a used XL1s for around the same price?

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RE: used XL1s or new GL2

Post by Epsilon » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:10 am

I just don't trust anything used that I'm not familiar with. I think the GL2 is the better choice, although the XL1s may possibly be perfectly fine. In my opinion, save up for a Sony HDR or Canon XL2 instead. I love my Sony FX1! :)

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RE: used XL1s or new GL2

Post by windog » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:49 am

go for a PD170. never fails.
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RE: used XL1s or new GL2

Post by redlightoncamera » Fri May 12, 2006 11:33 am

i'd go for the second hand one.

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RE: used XL1s or new GL2

Post by youngfilmmaker » Tue May 16, 2006 11:29 pm

I have a GL2. And it works great for me. But like Epsilon said
I just don't trust anything used that I'm not familiar with.
Go for the GL2
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RE: used XL1s or new GL2

Post by Lawriejaffa » Tue May 16, 2006 11:54 pm

Well an XL is much better to use than a GL2, i mean its a league up, but a 2nd hand camera is well, a league of its own!

Thing is tho, if uve saved enuf for a GL2, then keep saving, and get a XL2 from say B&H in NYC (good price) if ur 2/3 to getting a decent prosumer camera, then just keep going mate

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