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Jul 03, 2017 14:51 |  #16

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My only real complaint about the SL1 was the "rebel" button layout, the inaccessibility of the * button, so BBF was unusable for me,. etc. and the poky AF system.

Given the bodies size, I am not sure how it could be done better/differently for all.

But I agree that the twisty screen, wifi and of course the improved sensor make the SL2 a more compelling body. In fact the twisty screen and DPAF could go a long way towards alleviating my primary AF control concerns.

I agree the BBF button is not very conveniently located and it can trip you up that it is not where you would expect to find it if the SL1 just had a shrunk down button layout with the same basic configuration as its bigger siblings. But I find it quite usable.

It will be interesting to see how the twisty screen and DPAF contribute to ease of autofocus.


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Jul 03, 2017 15:02 |  #17

I was thinking for a bit.. eh maybe not for me.. i already have the t4i.. how much smaller can it be?

I was at adorama picking up a lens todayand so i went over to look at m5/6.. and then i saw sl1( of course they ddint have the sl2)

And yes there is enougj size defference from the t4i for size to still be a reason for me atleast .

Its not priority , as im still figuiring out my lenses but definitely a contender for my outings when photos remain really casual.. plus maybe a little 90ex speedlight(i think thats what it called)


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Jul 03, 2017 15:14 |  #18

I use the SL1 as a backup for my 7D2 when I go on photo trips. It has the 18-55mm STM mounted on it, so it also is a great camera for casual shooting when I don't want to take the heavier gear. And with the 18-55mm STM at hand, that lens gets pressed into service often as a normal range zoom on the 7D2.

It's been a few years now, so I will probably update to the SL2 in due time. I don't feel much urgency because the SL1 is still serving me well.


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Jul 03, 2017 15:21 |  #19

I wish this would have come out 2 years ago.It seems about the same size as my Nikon D5500 which I use as my travel camera and really LOVE.


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Jul 03, 2017 15:31 |  #20

rantercsr wrote in post #18393414 (external link)
.. plus maybe a little 90ex speedlight(i think thats what it called)

(Im slowly convincing my self i "need " the sl2:lol:

Getting the right speedlight is not something that I've got sorted yet. The 430Ex is just out of scale with the camera (although it works very well).

A high priority for me is having a tilt/swivel head so that I can use bounce flash ... it makes all the difference as far as I'm concerned. I don't know what if anything is available on the market that is relatively small and light, and has a tilt/swivel head. I wouldn't mind if it had to be used only in manual mode.


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Jul 03, 2017 16:09 |  #21

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Getting the right speedlight is not something that I've got sorted yet. The 430Ex is just out of scale with the camera (although it works very well).

A high priority for me is having a tilt/swivel head so that I can use bounce flash ... it makes all the difference as far as I'm concerned. I don't know what if anything is available on the market that is relatively small and light, and has a tilt/swivel head. I wouldn't mind if it had to be used only in manual mode.

There's the small 270EX II, but it only rotates up.


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Jul 03, 2017 16:20 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #22

That's the one i meant ,, not 90ex

yeah defintly if i'm getting a speedlight at minimum ineed it to be able to shoot up for bounce..



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Jul 03, 2017 16:39 |  #23

There is always the 320ex which is not a bad little flash


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Jul 03, 2017 16:51 |  #24

Godox TT350c/Flashpoint Zoom Mini R2 :)


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Jul 03, 2017 17:25 |  #25

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Godox TT350c/Flashpoint Zoom Mini R2 :)

That should do the business ... it looks the best option available. Hard to figure out just how small it is from the information I've been able to find. Anyone able to give me an idea of that, please?


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Jul 03, 2017 22:50 |  #26

I am not sure if those of you that like BBF know this, but you can swap the buttons around so that BBF is easier. There is a setting where you can swap the * and the AF point selection, i believe. That is how I set mine up anyways.


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Jul 04, 2017 03:57 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #27

I looked for something like that when I set up BBF on the SL1. Couldn't find it anywhere. I'll have to take another look.


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Jul 04, 2017 06:31 |  #28

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That should do the business ... it looks the best option available. Hard to figure out just how small it is from the information I've been able to find. Anyone able to give me an idea of that, please?

That's a sweet little flash. Sometimes you don't need the power of a big flash - just the directional lighting of one.

According to the specs, it's 200g and 140x62x38mm. To compare, the Canon 600RX-RT is 79.7 x 142.9 x 124.5mm and weighs more than double the Godox. It's the SL2 of speedlights!




  
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Jul 04, 2017 14:54 |  #29

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My only real complaint about the SL1 was the "rebel" button layout, the inaccessibility of the * button, so BBF was unusable for me,. etc. and the poky AF system.

Given the bodies size, I am not sure how it could be done better/differently for all.

But I agree that the twisty screen, wifi and of course the improved sensor make the SL2 a more compelling body. In fact the twisty screen and DPAF could go a long way towards alleviating my primary AF control concerns.


So BBF is mappable on these SL series. Good to know! These * are just as inaccessible as the M series. Had to move my thumb all the way out to get to it.

Hoping for M5/6 type ISO performance on this SL2!




  
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Jul 04, 2017 16:36 |  #30

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So BBF is mappable on these SL series. Good to know! These * are just as inaccessible as the M series. Had to move my thumb all the way out to get to it.

Hoping for M5/6 type ISO performance on this SL2!


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i mean should be , as from what i read its the same 80D sensor .. which i think all the recent Aps-c Cameras share



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