SL2 / 200D Out & About in Melbourne

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SL2 / 200D Out & About in Melbourne
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Received my 200D this week, just in time for a couple of days of decent weather here in Melbourne.

These first three are from Edinburgh Gardens, in North Fitzroy:

200D + Sigma 135mm f/1.8 @ 1/1000, f/1.8, ISO 100

200D + Sigma 135mm f/1.8 @ 1/1000, f/1.8, ISO 100

200D + Sigma 135mm f/1.8 @ 1/800, f/1.8, ISO 100

These next three were taken at St Kilda, near or at the fairy penguin colony out on the breakwater. Cute little things, those penguins.

200D + Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS @ 1/2000, f/5.6, ISO 100

200D + Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS @ 1/125, f/5.6, ISO 6400

200D + Canon 85mm f/1.2L II @ 1/160, f/1.4, ISO 1250

The 200D performed like a champ.  At the park I was mainly shooting with Sigma's 135A lens and the 200D was nailing focus wide open on most images, which is really pleasing given there's no AFMA on this body.  Of course the lens with its large proportions is a strange match for such a tiny body, but it worked well.

At St Kilda I started out shooting with the 70-200 f/4L IS and playing around with a range of focal lengths, but noticed I was missing focus quite a bit with it.  I'll have to have a closer look and work out whether I was doing something wrong, or if there's another issue.  When it did nail focus shots were good, though I did notice LaCa towards the edges in many images.  I'd disabled all the in-camera corrections, as I wanted to check the raw performance of the lens on the 24MP crop sensor.

When it got darker, I switched to my 85mm L II - yes, another lens that dwarfs the body!  It actually did pretty well from f/1.2 - f/2, nailing quite a few photos until lower light levels (I suspect) started becoming an issue for the camera's AF.  Switched over to live-view and was all good to shoot for a while longer - LV is definitely a big improvement over the Sl1 / 100D.

Overall, I'm really impressed with the 200D.  When paired with smaller lenses it'll make a great little camera kit for me to carry around for this and that, but has decent IQ too.

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