Using the ND filter on the XL2 or XL H1 series camcorders
Article ID: ART156490 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Using the ND filter on the XL2 or XL H1 series camcorders

Solution

Using the ND Filter (Lenses with Built-in ND Filter)

When recording under bright conditions, the camcorder sets a small aperture value, and the picture may appear blurred. When you are using a lens with built-in ND filter, turn it on/off according to the screen display.

With the 20x L IS Lens or HD 20x L IS Lenses: Press the ND filter unlock button and turn the ND filter operating ring.

When the camcorder is set to Easy Recording or Auto mode, following displays appear:

Screen display

What it means

What you should do

No display ND filter is not activated

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"ND" displayed ND filter is activated

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"ND" flashes ND filter required Turn on the ND filter
"ND" flashes Lenses with ND filter on/off: External ND filter required

Lenses with selectable ND filter density: Higher density or external ND filter required

Select a higher density built-in ND filter or attach an external ND filter to the lens*.
"ND" flashes Built-in ND filter not required Turn off the ND filter

*If you have no external ND filter available, use the Tv mode and set a high shutter speed, or use the Av mode and set a small aperture value.

  • Turning on/off the ND filter changes the aperture setting. Readjust the aperture in Av mode as required.
  • Depending on the scene, the color may change when turning on/off the ND filter. In such case, setting a custom white balance may be effective.

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