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Mar 21, 2013 09:25 |  #1

My girlfriend has expressed a huge interest in getting into photography, but she's a tiny woman. She says my 5DIII is too big for her, and so we went and tried out some of the Rebel series bodies. Even those she said are just too big for her to comfortably hold.

In comes the SL1. I feel like this just might be the size she can be comfortable with. I figure get one of these and slap the 40mm pancake on there just to ease her into SLR photo. Its not too big and intimidating, and she can easily learn the basics with a good starter camera. It will be small enough to fit into her purse, but be a totally full featured DSLR.

Im probably going to buy one as soon as theyre available and surprise her.


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Mar 21, 2013 09:35 |  #2

Here's a picture for comparison to show the size of the SL1:

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Youtube hands-on video showing the SL1 with a 40mm pancake: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=ZvFFquv3z9M (external link)

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Mar 21, 2013 09:41 |  #3

I think this will be a good seller for its intended audience. Just understand that POTN is not its intended audience. :)


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Mar 21, 2013 09:45 |  #4

jrbdmb wrote in post #15739364 (external link)
I think this will be a good seller for its intended audience. Just understand that POTN is not its intended audience. :)

I feel like everyone is too busy hating the T5i to even realize how cool of a little camera this is.


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Mar 21, 2013 09:46 |  #5

here's another size comparison: http://i1266.photobuck​et.com …omparison_zps52​9efc9f.jpg (external link)

It's an interesting camera... my wife is a small person (4'10") and something like this might fit her hands pretty well.... the problem I see is the lenses. You take this tiny thing and pop on any of the gear in my signature... and you have a tiny camera hanging off of the back of a big lens... so, overall size isn't reduced by much. I'd like to see a line of optics designed that are made to fit the smaller body...


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Mar 21, 2013 09:47 |  #6

They really need a wider pancake lens to go with it. I would love this with a 20 and 40


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Mar 21, 2013 09:48 |  #7

No you aren't! I'm quite happy about it too :)

For almost exactly the same reasons as you in fact; gf is tiny and has tiny hands.


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Mar 21, 2013 09:51 |  #8

You can compare all sizes at The Digital Picture ( scroll down a bit )
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …/Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL1.aspx (external link)


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Mar 21, 2013 09:52 |  #9

It's better than my T3i for specs :/




  
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Mar 21, 2013 09:53 |  #10

I personally love it. Will definitely consider one for a travel camera. I hope they release a smaller wide prime lens for it; something like the 22mm f/2 for the EOSM.




  
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Mar 21, 2013 09:54 |  #11

Thats awesome. Im holding my 5DIII now and really able to visualize the size of the 100D.

va_rider wrote in post #15739383 (external link)
It's an interesting camera... my wife is a small person (4'10") and something like this might fit her hands pretty well.... the problem I see is the lenses. You take this tiny thing and pop on any of the gear in my signature... and you have a tiny camera hanging off of the back of a big lens... so, overall size isn't reduced by much. I'd like to see a line of optics designed that are made to fit the smaller body...

Well now I cant stop thinking about how a 400/500/600/800L would look with a 100D attached :)


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Mar 21, 2013 10:09 |  #12

I really like it. I was thinking of the EOS-M or the Olympus m43 that everyone loves as a light travel camera but was not too excited with the thought of either the glacier slow AF of the EOSM or having to invest in a whole new system. This camera is the same width as the EOS-m AND has a standard EFS mount so I can use all of my lenses. pictures of it next to a rebel makes the T4i look huge. I would just get the kit 18-55 or maybe a 15-85 and have an awesome walk-around.

I just wish it did not have the same noisy sensor canon has been using for 4 years. Maybe version 2 of this camera will get the 24 mp sensor rumored for the 7d2 later this year?


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Mar 21, 2013 10:10 as a reply to  @ Cesium's post |  #13

Location of * button on SL1 doesn't look convenient for focusing.
Plus small camera without small wide or normal lens isn't travel camera, IMO.

I use tiny 28mm old MF OM. Zuiko lens for my Rebel.
It is really small kit compare to my 5D with full size lens on it.
But I'm considering X20 as small, travel and walkaround advanced camera.
It looks like my first digital Rebel is my last one...


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Mar 21, 2013 10:15 |  #14

New Sigma 30mm f1.4 has a superb optics, and is only slightly heavier than this new camera (450 vs 400 g). So it should balance well. I don't see a point in pancake lens.


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Mar 21, 2013 10:21 |  #15

pulsar123 wrote in post #15739481 (external link)
New Sigma 30mm f1.4 has a superb optics, and is only slightly heavier than this new camera (450 vs 400 g). So it should balance well. I don't see a point in pancake lens.

The point is to keep it TINY and awesome :)


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