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Sep 29, 2018 05:59 |  #61

I really love the sl2 combined with either of the pancake lenses. The size makes it such a fantastic camera to take anywhere. I also often use it with the 50f1.8 for a nice compact package with nice bokeh.


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Sep 29, 2018 10:53 as a reply to  @ post 18640653 |  #62

How did you manage to isolate the spiders on the white background? I found a large brown recluse in my garage but, unlike most of them, it was fairly active (probably because I was disturbing the box it was in) so I didn't even attempt to photograph it. That was also the case with the very live and active black widow spider that I found in a bunch of organic grapes I purchased this summer (even the store manager where I had bought the grapes backed away from her when she waved her front legs at him when I returned the grapes to the store). Please forgive my ignorance, but I am curious, since I have found two interesting, but very poisonous, spiders in the past couple of months, and didn't get photos of either one of them.


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Sep 29, 2018 11:06 |  #63

kayl wrote in post #18718498 (external link)
I really love the sl2 combined with either of the pancake lenses. The size makes it such a fantastic camera to take anywhere. I also often use it with the 50f1.8 for a nice compact package with nice bokeh.

Thanks for weighing in. The lighter the better for travel! I never want to go through an 11 & 1/2 hour itinerary through 4 airports w/ my 5D MK II & 24-70 2.8 L ever again--I had to have them around my neck due to space constraints in my carry-on baggage, and by the time I finally arrived my neck was hurting quite a bit (I have cervical degenerative disc disease, which doesn't help).


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Sep 29, 2018 20:23 |  #64

kayl wrote in post #18718498 (external link)
I really love the sl2 combined with either of the pancake lenses. The size makes it such a fantastic camera to take anywhere. I also often use it with the 50f1.8 for a nice compact package with nice bokeh.

I am so disappointed for selling my SL2 and sticking to 80d. I was not able to sell 80d for decent price. Ended up selling SL2. I miss size of SL2. 80D is very big to carry around. Except for slow response to operate and basic focusing system, SL2 is nice. Hopefully, we will see SL series version of 80d or 90d. Initially, i have struggled with back button on sl2 to use. Some user told me how to use main shutter button without using dedicated focusing button. I should have kept sl2.


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Sep 29, 2018 21:15 |  #65

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I am so disappointed for selling my SL2 and sticking to 80d. I was not able to sell 80d for decent price. Ended up selling SL2. I miss size of SL2. 80D is very big to carry around. Except for slow response to operate and basic focusing system, SL2 is nice. Hopefully, we will see SL series version of 80d or 90d. Initially, i have struggled with back button on sl2 to use. Some user told me how to use main shutter button without using dedicated focusing button. I should have kept sl2.

I don't know if this helps or not, but Canon has a refurbished SL2 body for $439.99 right now (I nearly bought it myself!). Seemed like a pretty good price to me. I enjoyed your photos with your SL2.


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Sep 29, 2018 21:18 |  #66

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I don't know if this helps or not, but Canon has a refurbished SL2 body for $439.99 right now (I nearly bought it myself!). Seemed like a pretty good price to me. I enjoyed your photos with your SL2.

I saw that. It took some self-control on my part not to click "buy"




  
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Sep 29, 2018 21:35 |  #67

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I don't know if this helps or not, but Canon has a refurbished SL2 body for $439.99 right now (I nearly bought it myself!). Seemed like a pretty good price to me. I enjoyed your photos with your SL2.

I still have 80d. Selling sl2 was very quick locally. Made a rash decision of selling it. Focusing and tracking with center AF point is very good. Releasing shutter button to half position technique helped me with not using bbf button. I am going to wait for some time and sell 80d.


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Sep 29, 2018 21:39 |  #68

khwaja wrote in post #18718917 (external link)
I am so disappointed for selling my SL2 and sticking to 80d. I was not able to sell 80d for decent price. Ended up selling SL2. I miss size of SL2. 80D is very big to carry around. Except for slow response to operate and basic focusing system, SL2 is nice. Hopefully, we will see SL series version of 80d or 90d. Initially, i have struggled with back button on sl2 to use. Some user told me how to use main shutter button without using dedicated focusing button. I should have kept sl2.

I still love my SL2, but am planning on picking up a 6d mk2 this fall. I think they'll compliment each other nicely.


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Sep 30, 2018 10:45 |  #69

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Metering mode matters with viewfinder shooting, shooting live view is different. Just watch your metering mode when using mirror down/viewfinder.

TeamSpeed, could you please elaborate on "metering mode matters with viewfinder shooting"? I would like to learn more about that.


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Oct 02, 2018 00:09 |  #70

Costco is having a good sale on an SL2 bundle until Oct 6. I posted the details under Market Watch.


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Oct 09, 2018 19:26 |  #71

Hopefully some SL2 owners are still following this thread. My SL2 arrived today and already I have some questions. I opened the camera and 2 kit lenses and registered all 3 on the Canon website. Charged up the battery, installed it and the SD card, and also installed the screen protector. Put the UV filters on the lenses and went through the menus (set correct date, time, timezone, etc.). Started to take a few test shots and that is when something strange happened: The camera buzzes! As far as I can tell, this happens when the built-in flash is up. It isn't a super loud sound, but it is very grating/irritating, partly because of the sound itself, but partly because I don't think it should be doing that. The sound sounds like electricity: Think Frankenstein being given life by lightning, or by electricity in the lab--just not anywhere nearly as loud as in the movies! It is actually a quiet enough sound that it is difficult to hear when using live view, but it is very easy to hear when using the viewfinder. I've already registered the serial numbers on the camera & lenses, installed the screen protector, etc. so I certainly hope I do not have to send this camera back due to some kind of electrical defect. Do other owners hear this sound? Is this a normal sound for this camera when the flash is up / going to fire? Since my 5DII doesn't have a built-in flash, maybe I am just naive as far as the sound made by a DSLR built-in flash. If so, please let me know. I would appreciate your input on this issue. Thanks a lot.

Edit: Additional information: OK, I have narrowed it down a little further. The sound happens when the flash flashes WHILE I am focusing the camera by pushing the shutter button halfway down (PRIOR to actually taking the photo)--the flash might go off once or multiple times and always makes the buzzing sound under these circumstances. It does not seem to happen when the flash goes off WHILE taking a photo -- as far as I can tell the noise happens ONLY if the flash goes off PRIOR to taking the photo. The camera almost seems confused as the multiple flashes while focusing seem like a flickering rather than the flash giving multiple full flashes. However, even if there is only one flash during focusing, I still hear the buzz. Hope this helps.


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Oct 09, 2018 21:11 as a reply to  @ ozziepuppy's post |  #72

You either have to get use to the flash assist lighting/noise or get out of auto mode. ;)

It is normal. The flash is a flash tube, not an LED, so if you have that up, and you are in low light, the camera will run that flash over and over at a high speed to create light by which to AF.

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Oct 10, 2018 09:24 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #73

Thanks, TeamSpeed. The link was very helpful. Glad to know that this is normal behavior for this camera.

Well, it's kind of a good news, bad news sort of thing: "The good news is that the buzzing sound is perfectly normal! The bad news is that the buzzing sound is perfectly normal!"

Will probably only use the built-in flash in situations where I don't have the other one with me, anyway, so it isn't going to be a big deal. Thanks for your help.


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Oct 13, 2018 19:37 |  #74

Well, the temperature is supposed to drop quite a bit tomorrow so this afternoon I decided to walk around the neighborhood a bit with the SL2 and the 55-250 kit lens. I am still getting to know the camera, and I made the mistake of saving only in JPEG (I usually like to save in JPEG and RAW). It was somewhat windy today, so whatever I was trying to photograph was swaying in the wind in addition to whatever other movement it might have been making on its own.

In the first example, the sunflower was swaying back and forth, and the butterfly was also moving on the flower. I was able to snap several photos before the butterfly flew away. Didn't do much PP at all. Could definitely be sharper, but the colors are fairly nice. Not too bad given the conditions. :-)

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This little guy was quite actively spinning a web in the corner of a neighbor's yard.

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And this large fellow was bouncing around in the wind as well. You can get some idea re the windiness by the "fire" streamers coming out of his mouth.

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These are not really comparable to the ones that others have posted in this thread, but I thought I would go ahead and put up a few that are basically "snapshots" from my short walk this afternoon.

Edit: Question: I notice that the other photos in this thread are quite a bit larger. I did crop my images but not by a lot. I am wondering what I did to make them so small. Thanks!

Edit #2: Pekka has answered my question about photo size. :-)

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Oct 21, 2018 16:20 |  #75

So far I am really liking this little camera. The only negative so far is the battery life, but I did purchase two batteries and that has helped a lot. They don't last nearly as long as the 5DII batteries, but maybe that is because the screen is on most of the time and on the 5DMKII that wasn't the case. Today I took a little walk with the SL2 and the 24mm pancake lens (wow! super lightweight!). This is a photo I just snapped rather quickly as the ducks were all moving and I was afraid they would decide to fly away. It was also quite windy (almost always is in Kansas).


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