papillon_65

papillon_65

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CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.

Clearly you're entrenched in your position and not really interested in others opinions so I'll leave you to it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:54 UTC
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CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.

Well I'm not sure what you're expecting considering the price difference but these mirrorless cameras will outperform many DSLR's in their price bracket, as the reviewer states at the end.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:32 UTC
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CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.

I think you'll find it's a lot better than you think, here's a great test which demonstrates how capable it is, compared to the D4S as well ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8K_xd_iwU

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:16 UTC
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CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.

I don't think I ever said the XT-1 compared to a D4S, but it's certainly better than a Canon 5D or 5D2, which were never great at tracking anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 09:50 UTC
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CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.

Hmmm, a German telling an Englishman to be quiet, that's never really worked has it ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
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CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.

Well if you don't know how to spell "proving" I suggest you check the mirror first before trying to dish out insults, it saves on your embarrassment ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 10:12 UTC
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CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.

You might be advised to check your spelling before calling anyone a "moron" ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 09:42 UTC
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CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.

Trying switching it on next time, makes a hell of a difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
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CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.

Dream on, you've clearly not used the XT1 or if you did you didn't know how to use it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 20:44 UTC
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papillon_65: Excellent news, I wait with baited breath for threads from wealthy amateurs filled with badly exposed shots of their cats which they can print to the size of Malta.

@ AbrasiveReducer - You're new here aren't you :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 10:57 UTC
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papillon_65: Excellent news, I wait with baited breath for threads from wealthy amateurs filled with badly exposed shots of their cats which they can print to the size of Malta.

@ TadekH - I'm not a professional, I just don't take badly exposed shots of cats with gear that I don't need, though I reserve the right to do so should I win the lottery ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 10:56 UTC

Excellent news, I wait with baited breath for threads from wealthy amateurs filled with badly exposed shots of their cats which they can print to the size of Malta.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 13:28 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (270 comments in total)
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papillon_65: Excellent choice and I fully endorse the rationale behind the SL1. It's a really nice little camera which doesn't have much missing in terms of it's bigger brothers. It's also a really fun camera to use, easy and intuitive IMHO. If you own a full frame or larger Canon it compliments them nicely. I'd also like to see the 22mm EF-M ported over to EF-S, it'a cracking little lens that would be great on this camera. I've owned the EOS-M and OMD EM-5 and I prefer the 100D over both of them, the ovf is very decent for such a small camera and very useful when you don't want to do the stinky diaper dance. Im very happy with mine, good choice Shawn.

Yep, that's about the strength of it, a mini dlsr that takes all of my lenses and has an ovf, nothing not to like for me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 16:39 UTC
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Lab D: I like the SL1, but is it much different than the old Olympus E-4xx series or the Sony A35, A55 and A37? The SLTs were actually better for tracking during video, but with some restrictions.

Quite a bit is grammatically correct, not sure what your point is?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 16:37 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (270 comments in total)
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papillon_65: Excellent choice and I fully endorse the rationale behind the SL1. It's a really nice little camera which doesn't have much missing in terms of it's bigger brothers. It's also a really fun camera to use, easy and intuitive IMHO. If you own a full frame or larger Canon it compliments them nicely. I'd also like to see the 22mm EF-M ported over to EF-S, it'a cracking little lens that would be great on this camera. I've owned the EOS-M and OMD EM-5 and I prefer the 100D over both of them, the ovf is very decent for such a small camera and very useful when you don't want to do the stinky diaper dance. Im very happy with mine, good choice Shawn.

Care to elaborate on that Naveed?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 08:46 UTC
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justmeMN: The Canon SL1/100D is 10% narrower, 3% shorter, and weights 18% less than the Olympus E-M1.

@Naveed, you just wrecked your own argument with silly comments about wide and standard angle lenses. There are plenty of choices from Canon and third party suppliers such as Sigma and Tamron, far more than m4/3's (which I used to own). You have more choice and most are cheaper than their m4/3's equivalents, one of the reasons I changed.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 22:35 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (270 comments in total)
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dual12: More DPR awards for mediocre Canon cameras. What else is new?

Oh, you mean like I do on my 5D2? that sort of consumer?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 22:28 UTC
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Lab D: I like the SL1, but is it much different than the old Olympus E-4xx series or the Sony A35, A55 and A37? The SLTs were actually better for tracking during video, but with some restrictions.

All the Oly 4-xxx/5-xxx cameras had ovf's that were tiny, quite a bit smaller than the 100D, have you ever even used one because I get the impression that a lot of hot air being generated here is from people who haven't.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 22:27 UTC
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justmeMN: The Canon SL1/100D is 10% narrower, 3% shorter, and weights 18% less than the Olympus E-M1.

@mferencz - I think you'll find the refresh rate on the SL100 is a tiny bit better ;-) The ovf isn't tiny either, clearly you've never used one.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 22:23 UTC
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onlooker: And the rabid Pentax onslaught has started.

I thought it was only me that noticed lol.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 18:23 UTC
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