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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · SL1 ---


I am wondering if anyone else is having the same thoughts as me.

I shoot a 1D4, 5D2 and 7D, both gripped. When out shooting seriously (i.e. assignment, stock, freelance, whatever like that), I prefer the larger bodies with whatever lenses/other equipment is appropriate no matter how big or heavy. I don't care about weight or bulk if its appropriate for the shoot. No surprise here.... may people operate this way.

When out for any reason other than photography, I still like to have a camera. All the aforementioned stuff stays home and I carry an S-100 and my smart phone. Sometimes I am left wanting more.

I've tried M4/3 and did not like it -- Did not like the EVF and I don't want to develop 2 systems with lenses, etc, so I sold it. I've also contemplated a large sensor P/S like the G12, but feel its overpriced for what you get.

The SL1 with that little 18-135 STM seems like it may fill the void at a decent price point.

Agree/Disagree? Have we tried this already?



May 16, 2013 at 02:18 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · SL1 ---


There are good arguments for that - you can use your existing lenses and so forth.

There are also good arguments for even smaller alternatives. For me that has meant the Fujifilm X-E1 with a few small lenses. Great little (mirrorless "rangefinder style") camera with APS-C sensor, excellent lenses, and fine image quality.

Dan



May 16, 2013 at 02:38 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · SL1 ---


I don't think your alone in that thought
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1211961



May 16, 2013 at 02:49 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · SL1 ---


The obvious advantage of getting the SL1 is that you can use your existing lenses. Mine will be delivered tomorrow. I go for the kit 18-55mm STM and I already have the 40mm pancake STM for my "fast" prime and If necessary, I can add my "lightweight" 100mm Macro IS to the mix.


May 16, 2013 at 03:16 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · SL1 ---


The problem I have with the SL1 is that if you're going to be carrying it you might as well be carrying a Rebel.

It might be a bit smaller and lighter but it will still require a bag or a strap so there isn't much to be gained

If Canon had also made a genuinely small kit lens I would be much more interested



May 16, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · SL1 ---


If you're willing to cart around a 100/2.8L, I'm surprised you'd choose the 40/2.8 over, say, the 50/1.4.


May 16, 2013 at 04:24 PM
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alexdi wrote:
If you're willing to cart around a 100/2.8L, I'm surprised you'd choose the 40/2.8 over, say, the 50/1.4.


The 100mm Macro has the hybrid IS and that may come in handy in many situations I may be in. Still, depending on the need/mood, I may or may not add that to the mix. I do not have the 50mm f/1.4 but I do have the 40mm f/2.8 already, which is not only lighter than the 50mm but it is also significantly more compact hence the nickname "pancake" . My f/1.2L is simply too heavy/bulky and will be out of the question to be considered in the mix. Currently, I am not planing of buying any additional lens to be used especially for this camera.



May 16, 2013 at 04:45 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · SL1 ---


Joshua -- Congrats on the purchase! Looking forward to some shots of your set-up and some photos take with it.


May 16, 2013 at 05:36 PM
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I'm seriously considering the SL1 as part of my overall kit. I'll primarily use a 5D2, 5D3 combo and part with my 7D. If the SL1 reviews well and feels usable with a 15-85 and 60 macro, it may replace my wife's 40D. I also have 35 f2 and 70-200 f4 IS lenses that it may work well with. I'll have to handle one sometime to tell.

I'm also wondering how it would work with the Voigtländer 20mm f3.5 pancake, effectively 32 mm. Nice little kit with 20, 35, and 60 primes. Lots to think about, but fortunately not a decision I have to make soon.



May 16, 2013 at 06:07 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · SL1 ---


I still think the SL1 is too big (to me a carry around camera should fit in a coat pocket) I prefer my Sigma DPSs for that duty. Once you get past the quirkiness of the camera, and once you see the final output, nothing really compares (in that size)


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · SL1 ---


I was using the camerasize.com web site to compare the SL1 to a few M43 ... the Canon lenses really make the SL1 solution look pretty large comparatively.

Scroll to the right in this comparison to see the SL1 with some lenses:

http://camerasize.com/compact/#448.345,459.383,452.374,459.92,448.377,452.335,452.383,448.24,448.303,448.22,448.21,ha,t



May 16, 2013 at 07:50 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · SL1 ---


Yeah, it's the lenses that make the biggest difference. My OM-D was way, way smaller than any crop-body kit, because the lenses are so unbelievably tiny.

However, I didn't want to have a dual-format system so I'll live with an RX100 for a pocket cam and the 6D for regular stuff. As a travel kit, though, it would be hard to beat the new crop of m43 cameras. It's hard to overstate how much smaller the lenses are (and how much *lighter*), plus they are fast and high quality.

I don't want to sell my EF-S macro though - LOVE that lens - so maybe an SL1 would give it a new purpose

dc



May 16, 2013 at 08:41 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · SL1 ---


I think it's a great idea, though 5 years too late for me. Once you go to full frame it's hard to go back... I still have some of my EF-S lenses but I'm not really that tempted because of the cost.


May 16, 2013 at 08:51 PM
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Looks like a nice wee DSLR but I figured once I add all my usual travel gear--lenses, tripod, bag, iPad, etc.--the few oz of weigh savings becomes insignificant over my 60D or 7D. However if you can bare carrying only a single small prime the SL1 would save a lot of weight and space over an XXD or 1D series.

I agree, the EVF and M4/3 suck pretty bad compared to an optical finder. However, if you can live with primes you can use bright line viewfinders on M4/3. Love using a brightline optical and 17mm f1.8 on my E-P3. And it does fit in my coat pocket...



May 16, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · SL1 ---


My 5D3 is without grip because it's always been the "baby camera" next to the 1DX. Now the SL1 has that job. And no it doesn't require a strap or anything; it fits nicely in my hand. The strap would double its size.

And the Rebel would be noticeably bigger without adding any actual value. Love the SL1!



May 16, 2013 at 09:22 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · SL1 ---


Is the EOS-M not considerable as a casual pocket camera?


May 16, 2013 at 09:57 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · SL1 ---


brennanyama wrote:
Is the EOS-M not considerable as a casual pocket camera?


It has a different lens mount. I need an adapter for my EF lenses. Then also it doesn't have an OVF, its AF is limited to contrast detect, and it's an awkward brick compared to even the SL1.



May 16, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · SL1 ---


I think the same.
I wish Canon make a small baby body 5D3!



May 16, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · SL1 ---


Love my NEX 6 for this exact purpose.


May 16, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · SL1 ---


That's the nice thing about canon, you want small p&s with plenty of control, G15, want a large sensor p&s, and G1X, mirror-less, EOS M, small DSLR, SL1. Canon does give us so many choices. For me I wanted a small kit so I went with the G1X.


May 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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