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#1 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:34 AM

Hey Guys,
I have this Canon XL-1 that originally had served the needs of all those travel videos around the world so many years ago, but now I never use it. It has all the bells and whistles with lots and lots of extras including a custom case, so, my question is sell it or donate it?

Anyone . . .Bueller . . . .Bueller?

Thanks . . . .let me know if anyone has an offer or idea . . . .

Peace Out

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#2 Lukas Franz

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:24 AM

Hi Rob,

the XL-1 was a good camera once. A leader in its kind (prosumer with changeable lens). But today it will be a little more difficult to sell for a good price 'cause everybody is out for that cheap (in relation to the XL-1 at that time) HDV stuff, which delivers a reasonable better image qualitiy though.

But maybe you can sell it to anyone who is looking for a complete camcorder set to use for SD-only productions.

Good luck.
Lukas
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#3 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 02:22 AM

I frequently take film students on as interns. I teach them how to carry cases and if they do a good job I bring them on jobs with me until they get actual work. If they really work I usually try and give them 50 bucks or get production to put them on as an extra or pa. Anyway, try that and give your xl1 to a film school student who will probably really dig it. Even if you don?t get an intern, most film schools would probably really appreciate it.

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#4 James Puli

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 08:02 AM

Theres always good ole ebay! Ive seen heeps of similar generation cameras and much older getting great prices on there!
PD100's, PD150's etc are still getting $1000 - $2500ish (or at least they are in Aust)

You never know what people will want or need a camera like this for. Like everyones saying its a good way to start out shooting for those who cant afford the HDV things.

JP

Edited by James Puli, 15 January 2008 - 08:06 AM.

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#5 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 03:22 PM

Or you could send it to me to use as a steadicam practice camera. My Hi8 seems to have bit the dust :-)

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#6 Dave Bittner

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 09:33 PM

I recently sold my XL-1 package for around $2,500 on eBay. I think I did better by splitting it up, selling the camera body separately from the lenses, the black and white viewfinder, portabrace bag, etc.

I was surprised at how much I got.

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#7 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 01:44 PM

I recently sold my XL-1 package for around $2,500 on eBay. I think I did better by splitting it up, selling the camera body separately from the lenses, the black and white viewfinder, portabrace bag, etc.

I was surprised at how much I got.

Dave

Thanks Dave

I'll give it a go?
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