retro76: I really wish Canon would have released more pancakes and/or small primes. Besides the 40, everything else seems big and disproportionate on this body.
Have you tried the original 35mm f/2 on this camera? Or the original 24mm f/2.8? These are my two "go-to" lenses for traveling light using previous xxxD series cameras but I'm curious about how they feel on the SL1.
Shelle belle: Hi, I just borrowed mt friends' sl1, but I can't open the raw files in my version of dpp, which came with my old 1000d. It also won't open in photoshop. So annoying. She said it didn't come with any editing software. Is that right? Which version of dpp do I need?Thanks!
Just get the latest version from Canon's website and install. You'll have no problem with any previous RAW files.
amfe: YEAHHH!!. This is Canon's answer to sony A7/r!!!
Nigel, that whooooshing sound is the joke flying right past you...
Though not with snowflakes, I used a reversed Canon 50mm f/1.8 in front of a Canon A80 back in the day. The working distance was so short that I accidentally got pollen on the rear element of the lens when I bumped the anther of the lily flower I was trying to photograph.
rtogog: This camera looks very good. It will be very special if the lenses also small. The kit lens is small but still looks not proportional against the body. Give me some pancake lenses to represent classic focal lens as 24, 28, 35, 50, 105. It will be a killer for traveller.
@ Andy Westlake. FYI: the link you provided isn't returning the Olympus 75mm.
Yanko Kitanov: Can you please post some actual photography articles first and then we may look at the "Gypsies and Hypsies" trash?
They show more civility than you do, Yanko.
Optimal Prime: Artsy stuff is great. But not at the expense of camera reviews. That's not why I visit this site.
Given the prodigious backlog of reviews, shouldn't DPR put more effort into clearing it and finally be as current as other major review sites?
[[Mrrowe8, you ARE aware that this is a gear site, arent you?]]
Keith, The website is called Digital Photography Review, not Digital Camera Review.
Anything that stops you and makes you say "Wait, what??" is a win in my book. Might not be a win for the finance department at Sony, but I'll give the company credit for trying something different.
calterg: Yay, when this technology trickles down to the dxxxx series, there will be no more complaints of soft pictures...
[[there will be no more complaints of soft pictures...]]
Thank you for that. I now have to clean coffee off my monitors. :)
CharlesGordon: I like the idea of being able to stuff this into the smaller cameras that were far more common in the film days. Although, in the past couple years there seems to be an awakening that some of us just want the bigger sensor, not the bigger body.
[[Yet both were FF cameras. ]]
From my memory of these cameras, the film did not lie flat, which was the key to their design. Until someone introduces a curved digital sensor, dreams of a full-frame XA are simply that: dreams.
I prefer the more traditional approach to the problem.
ohmydentist: I'd love to try this, but then there's no way I could sit in one spot for 20 hours to do this . . . .
[[You just set your intervalometer and come back hours later]]
...to find that your camera has been stolen. Now there's an art project! Have the photos uploaded to a cloud service, then combine them all into slices. The last slice is the moment before the camera was taken!
tkbslc: Very cool. I may pick one up for my 8 year old.
This is something an inquisitive 8 year-old would love. Doubly-so if they could work on it with a parent/guardian.
After you're done looking foolish waving your arms around at the camera, will it shut down when you flip the one fingered salute? ;)
skanter: Sorry, not creative, did not make me smile. These trite snapshots make it to the NEWS section of DPR?
[[These trite snapshots ]]
Show me the thousands of others that are just like these. Please.
Marty4650: Perhaps the best user review site is resellerratings.com. They do a pretty good job of weeding out the fake positive reviews from camera salesmen and store owners.
For example..... Best Price Camera earns a 0.01 rating out of 10.0, with 373 user reviews claiming they are frauds and scam artists.
And.... B&H Photo gets a 9.65 rating out of 10.0, with 65,610 user reviews, almost all of which praise the company for service, price and professionalism.
This makes it pretty easy to decide who gets your credit card number.
Sadly, resellerratings.com has been flooded with astroturfing campains as of late and you can't really trust a lot of the reviews.
scrup: I would say one of those shock proof, water resistant cameras will be good to start with. it won't break in the first week
[[ but not every kid is careless with his possessions]]
One man's careless is another man's "took a chance/tried something new." We bought our kids a waterproof/drop-proof camera so they could use it everywhere and try new things.
Juck: A slow, manual focus 300mm mirror lens? That on anyone's shopping list?
Within the context of mirror lenses, f/6.3 /is/ fast.
white shadow: Sigma (and Tamron) has a tradition of making lenses for the budget conscious consumers. Once in a while they may make some better quality lenses like the recent 35mm f/1.4 full frame lens. Usually, they have some quality issues with them. The 17-50 f/2.8 is a good example. Eventhough it is generally above average, there is no fulltime manual focus and manual focus may not be smooth. In most cases, the built quality reflects its lower price. There will be soft corners as well. In order to get a better performance for the 17-50 f/2.8, for example, one must stop down to f/4.0.
So, let see what this lens will be. If we have to stop down to f/2.8 or f/4.0, then we might as well go for the 17-50 f/2.8.
@G Davidson, actually, it's one and a third stop further. ;)
So the deal with Leica goes beyond lenses and camera bodies with red dots. Now Panasonic is mimicking Leica's a-la-cart options? ;)
Seriously, it's a bunch of designs for what is trying to be a designer camera. I say, more power to them. :)