len90
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Opinions On Canon SL1?

Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:24 am

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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Opinions On Canon SL1?

Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:36 am

I believe it's called the 100D here in Europe. It'll be absolutely fine with the 70-200 f/4.
 
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Opinions On Canon SL1?

Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:28 am

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.
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Opinions On Canon SL1?

Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:18 pm

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.
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RE: Opinions On Canon SL1?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:47 pm

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!
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RE: Opinions On Canon SL1?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:52 pm

I thought my T3i was too light so I added a battery grip.
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RE: Opinions On Canon SL1?

Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:30 am

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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