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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:18 am 
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I guess they could easily make the 50mm 1.8 much smaller with the same optical design - just looking at how deep the first piece of glass is placed in it.


And even smaller if they make it an EF-S! Smaller sensor, less glass overall, thinner lens. Look at perfect Olympus 45mm 1.8 for micro4/3. Compared to it Canon 50 is unreasonably fat.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Well... I don't buy EF-S lenses so that would "kill" the lens for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:48 pm 
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Probably EF-S lenses wouldn't be the best, but in my opinion, most people buying the 100D are unlikely to upgrade to full-frame someday, but on the other hand, it might be used as a smaller travel camera for photographers who already own a large amount of lenses, and buying a lens that will only work for APS-C cameras is a downside, so yeah, it has pros and cons.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:01 am 
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The SL1 has my attention! I could mount my 40mm 2.8 STM on an SL1 and have a quite compact package, to act as a second camera when using a heavier DSLR with wider or longer lenses, and as a back-up body, and perhaps as a lighter camera when I do not wish to tote one of heavier DSLRs. I will not know, for certain, until I get a chance to actually handle one, and view more sample images.

Some forum members, on other forums, have stated that the SL1 is about the same size, on a practical level, as an Olympus EM-5. If so, the SL1 may well be a good move by Canon, to discourage users of Canon DSLRs from adopting micro-4/3 cameras, especially if Canon will follow-through with more pancake lenses. (It is doubtful a 28mm or 35mm pancake could be made quite as small as the EF 40mm STM, but something in the same general size range might be possible.)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:15 am 
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hmmm... its size is closer to the OMD than i thought.

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4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7", 13.05 oz

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4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7", 15 oz

can't wait to try this camera!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:46 am 
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I now also have a bunch of Canon EOS SL1 100D sample images taken with the new 18-55mm STM kit lens!

My first impressions of the camera were good - it's clearly very small, but you can hold it fairly comfortably so long as your hands aren't too big. In terms of the controls and menus, it feels and operates like any other Canon consumer DSLR, so will be intuitive to someone who'd used one before. The viewfinder image is understandably small, but still usable. The AF felt similar to other recent Canon consumer DSLRs, so fairly swift in terms of phase-detect through the viewfinder, and fairly leisurely in terms of contrast-based in Live View, although the broader array of AF points on the sensor were certainly nice to have.

For me, the really interesting comparison though is with mirror-less cameras. One of the major selling points of mirror-less system cameras was always their smaller size than a traditional DSLR, but now the EOS SL1 / 100D erodes this - indeed it's smaller than many mirror-less cameras with viewfinders. Then there's lens selections. While native mirror-less formats are gradually growing, it's hard to argue against native compatibility with the entire Canon EF lens catalogue without any need for an adapter. So does the choice then boil down to composition? A small but optical viewfinder versus a large but electronic viewfinder? Or maybe it's all about how much you'll use Live View and movies, which favour native mirror-less systems.

It's an interesting development and one I'm still thinking through in my mind as I prepare to delve into Canon's latest DSLR for our in-depth review. I'd love to hear what you think. I also hope you like the samples. I'll add more next time I get to handle the camera.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:20 am 
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its certainly got my attention, my last holiday was again shown me how nice a second body would be. Changing lenses, typically from the 70-300 to the 15-85 is getting annoying. Even with the 15-85 I could slip into a jacket pocket.

Would be a nice buy with the 40 2.8 STM

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I want to see if there is a (visible) difference between the 100D's sensor and the 650D's sensor. THe pixel count is still the same but is the only improved thing the autofocus? After such a lot of time since the 550D it'd be a little bit disappointing.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Hi everyone, I've just completed my Canon EOS SL1 100D review! I believe it's one of the first in-depth reviews of this camera published.

Hope you enjoy it!

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:50 am 
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Thanks Gordon, I enjoyed reading that.

It would make a nice second body.

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:37 pm 
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I handled an SL1 at a big electronics store last evening. It is indeed small, though I could not truly realize the size or balance, as a rather heavy anti-theft device, partially surrounding the camera, interfered with judging its handling qualities. I will try to visit my local independent seller this week, and handle an SL1 with a 40mm STM lens, which is the combination that most interests me.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Gordon Laing wrote:
I now also have a bunch of Canon EOS SL1 100D sample images taken with the new 18-55mm STM kit lens!...


Hi Gordon,
thank you for this impressing and detailed review and for the sample images!
This is very helpful.
When looking to similiar sample images in other reviews taken with the same kit lens, I noticed rather strong chromatic aberrations on edges with high contrast, especially towards the corners of the image.
As far as I can see, your sample images are not showing these aberrations.
What did you do to get rid of them?
In your sample images the lens is looking really usable ;-)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Hi Matt, it's possible to remove or at least reduce CA by enabling lens corrections in-camera.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Hi everyone, I'm selling the Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm STM kit I used for my tests. Boxed and in mint condition. originally bought in Hong Kong, but comes with UK plugs and charger. Only 400 GBP plus delivery, preferably within the UK. Anyone interested?


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Hi Gordon,
How does the new generation 18MP sensors in bodies like the 100D/650D/700D compare to the one from a few years ago, ie vs 60D/7D ?

Has there been any changes or is it the same sensor, aside from the change to allow better focusing in live view ?

Main thing I was looking for was noise performance, do the new bodies have better sensor or processors to give them a better high iso performance?

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