johnj2803 wrote in post #16408482
I currently have a canon XS (1000D) + tamron 17-50mm 2.8.
I am looking at the kit of this. I have 2 kids and i really like taking photos.
Is it a good idea if I sell off my current body and lens to get the sl1 plus kit? I mean IQ wise. I love taking potraits (i have a 50mm 1.8) and taking my current camera on trips is starting to feel too much work. I wonder if there will be an improvement from my current set up to getting the sl1 kit in weight and space perspective. (with the diaper bag and stroller and all those kids stuff...
My flickr page in my signature are current and shows my ability/inability with a camera
if thats any help
I rented the SL1 for a weekend and used it with my Tamron 17-50 nonVC. The Tamron is not a super light lens, and one you put it on the SL1, the size isn't much smaller than a typical Rebel. The SL1 is ridiculously lightweight though, and with the 18-55 kit lens (lighter than the Tamron) yes, you will have a weight advantage that you will feel. The 18-55 STM is smaller and half the weight of the Tamron.
The SL1 will give you an increase in ISO performance as well. I found images at 6400 SOOC to be quite acceptable and was impressed. The touchscreen is VERY nice and will be hard to go back to non-touch screen afterwards