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    Okay, so I found a deal $200 for an hv20 with a broken viewfinder and hdmi cable. Not to worried about the hdmi, but the viewfinder I am. I know they are really uncomfortable and unmoveable, but its the setting colors. Setting colors on the lcd can usual result in different colors than you thought since the sun is hitting it. I am wondering if it will make that big of a difference. I have a vx2100/mark1 setup, but I do not want to take that to woodward with me. Would this be a deal to hop on?

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    I'd use an LCD hood and I wouldn't worry about the viewfinder, as it can't be adjusted up&down, it's not very practical.
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    Agreed. The viewfinder is poopy.
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    I know that, but will affect the colors if I use the lcd to set them over the viewfinder?

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    I'd pass on it. The HV20 was a fantastic camera in it's day but they are getting enough age on them where I wouldn't pay $200 for one with a non functioning viewfinder. I would wonder what was next and repairs would be expensive. Put that $200 towards a new HV40 or towards one of the HF/HFS series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bif View Post
    I'd pass on it. The HV20 was a fantastic camera in it's day but they are getting enough age on them where I wouldn't pay $200 for one with a non functioning viewfinder. I would wonder what was next and repairs would be expensive. Put that $200 towards a new HV40 or towards one of the HF/HFS series.

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    I am pretty sure that is what I am going to do, thankyou!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bif View Post
    Put that $200 towards a new HV40 or towards one of the HF/HFS series.
    Sure that's the best option: buying something brand new. And I can vouch for the HV40, especially using 24p...with NATIVE and progressive 23.976fps!
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