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Opinions On Canon SL1?  
User currently offlinelen90 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 494 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

I was thinking about getting a Canon SL1 just as a back up body. Tried searching for some pictures on the db, but didn't see anything. From what I understand it is pretty much the Rebel T5i in a smaller case. Anyone on here recommend it? Would it be okay for plane spotting with a 70-200 f4L?

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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

I believe it's called the 100D here in Europe. It'll be absolutely fine with the 70-200 f/4.

User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6395 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting len90 (Thread starter):

If you don't mind holding a really small body in your hand, it mightn't be a bad choice. I'm so used to the 5D3 grip now so when I went to the camera shop to have a play around, it really didn't fit too nicely in my hand. I'd say go have a feel of it at a local camera shop and make a decision after that.

It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlinelen90 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

I played with it and it did feel a bit weird in the hand. I am personally used to a full metal body having shot with a 30D, 7D, and currently on the 6D. However, if it can serve the purpose, I can adjust to the grip.

User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5669 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (10 months ago) and read 2747 times:
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Quoting NZ107 (Reply 2):
I'd say go have a feel of it at a local camera shop and make a decision after that.

I would tend to agree, needed a 2nd body when my trusty 30D .. became untrustworthy!!**
Looked at the 100D(SL1).. just didn't feel right and with out the funds to go full frame as my plan dictated I settled for a s/h 60D to get me by!

** seems to have a burned out shutter... can see shutter modules on eBay for not many $$ might order one and try to get it working again!

If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineJoshu From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 months ago) and read 2745 times:

I thought my T3i was too light so I added a battery grip.

User currently offlinelen90 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

IF the biggest drawback is the weight of the camera, which I can adjust to then it shouldn't be an issue. I did play with it at a camera shop and even had them mount the 70-200 f4L on it. It was funny to see their reaction when I suggested that lens, but it seemed to be quick to focus and the results were of decent quality. Probably will end up getting one. Given my 6D is a full frame, it will be nice to have a crop around again.

My 30D lasted for an extremely long time. Most trustworthy and durable camera I have used and it is really what I learned a lot on over the years. My 30D is pretty much retired now (megapixel count just not enough for some of the stuff I wanted to do). Still functions and I will take it out ever now and then. Used it when my 6D went in for a cleaning.

Really appreciate all the help that has been provided here! So long as no one complains on anything quality wise with the body it should be a good camera to get.

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