Canon EX1 Hi8

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Bob Edwards, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Bob Edwards

    Bob Edwards Guest

    I have an old Canon EX1 which has not been used for some time because there
    is a problem with the tape mechanism - play/record and eject are working
    intermittently.

    Is it really worth spending >£200 to get this fixed and then try to sell the
    camera? I have no further use for it as I now have a new DV camcorder.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
    Bob Edwards, Feb 28, 2005
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    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    No !

    Quality wise, the EX1 is a dead duck these days, even as a tape deck it's
    pointless as one can buy a brand new Hi8 camcorder for not much more than
    the repair cost.
     
    :::Jerry::::, Feb 28, 2005
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    ejb Guest

    My EX1 Hi8 is u/s,tried Canon for repairs,"no parts are available for that
    model anymore"!!!!!

    I won't buy Canon again.

    Anyone want to buy the 15 x zoom lens,and/or the 3 x wide angle zoom lens ?
     
    ejb, Feb 28, 2005
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  4. Bob Edwards

    Bob Edwards Guest

    Just what I was afraid of. I've also seen another one for sale which is not
    in working order. Were they that unreliable? Expensive initial purchase
    too!!

    Bob
     
    Bob Edwards, Mar 1, 2005
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    ejb Guest

    "Bob Edwards" wrote

    Just what I was afraid of. I've also seen another one for sale which is
    not
    I heard it was due to the electrolytic caps drying out.

    If they hadn't changed the lens mount I'd have bought an XL1 body and used
    the lenses on that.

    But they did change the mount,and I'm not going to get bitten twice.

    I'm looking for a semi-pro digi at the mo,but it sure won't be a Canon.
     
    ejb, Mar 1, 2005
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  6. Bob Edwards

    Bob Edwards Guest

    If they hadn't changed the lens mount I'd have bought an XL1 body and used

    So is this the only camera the lens will fit?
     
    Bob Edwards, Mar 1, 2005
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    ejb Guest

    "Bob Edwards" wrote in
    Yes,as far as I'm aware.
     
    ejb, Mar 1, 2005
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  8. Bob Edwards

    Bob Edwards Guest

    So is this the only camera the lens will fit?
    What a rip-off!!
     
    Bob Edwards, Mar 1, 2005
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    paul m

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    EX1 Hi8 Lens

    Hi,

    Im pretty sure you can get a mount for the canon EOS SLR that will take the EX1 lens. I have the same issues with my EX1.
     
    paul m, Jul 9, 2010
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