How does SL1/18-55 STM photos compare to 7D/17-55 photos??

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KENTGA Veteran Member • Posts: 4,547
How does SL1/18-55 STM photos compare to 7D/17-55 photos??

Adorama/ Canon has a heck of a deal on SL1/18-55 and Pixma Pro 100 printer and paper and SD card for $447 after rebates. I'm thinking about gett it for a carry arround and ditch my Pana FZ 150 for a camera to keep in the car and for a walk around. I have the 7D and also 6D but they can get heavy lugging around for the day. Any links or comparsions would be appreciated.

Kent

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TTMartin
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Re: How does SL1/18-55 STM photos compare to 7D/17-55 photos??
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KENTGA wrote:

Adorama/ Canon has a heck of a deal on SL1/18-55 and Pixma Pro 100 printer and paper and SD card for $447 after rebates. I'm thinking about gett it for a carry arround and ditch my Pana FZ 150 for a camera to keep in the car and for a walk around. I have the 7D and also 6D but they can get heavy lugging around for the day. Any links or comparsions would be appreciated.

Kent

The EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS lens has the best image quality of Canon lenses for APS-C cameras. The EF-S 18-55 IS STM has the second best image quality. The well regarded EF-S 15-85 IS comes in a close third.

Sensor wise the SL1 is very close to the 7D, though in my opinion the 7D is a hair better.

I also have a 7D and 6D and picked up an EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 lens, for my compact lightweight camera. Most who have purchased the EOS M have been presently surprise with both its image quality and focus performance.

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Wm. L. Senior Member • Posts: 2,166
Re: How does SL1/18-55 STM photos compare to 7D/17-55 photos??

I think you have to go to the pixel peeping society for some of your answers.

As far as carry around, I would prefer a compact Panasonic travel zoom, my iPhone, or something waterproof like an Olympus TG-2 or Nikon AW1. Nikon AW1 might be the coolest thing or coolest glimpse of the future for carry around and travel.

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Lemming51
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Re: How does SL1/18-55 STM photos compare to 7D/17-55 photos??

TTMartin wrote:

KENTGA wrote:

Adorama/ Canon has a heck of a deal on SL1/18-55 and Pixma Pro 100 printer and paper and SD card for $447 after rebates. I'm thinking about gett it for a carry arround and ditch my Pana FZ 150 for a camera to keep in the car and for a walk around. I have the 7D and also 6D but they can get heavy lugging around for the day. Any links or comparsions would be appreciated.

Kent

The EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS lens has the best image quality of Canon lenses for APS-C cameras. The EF-S 18-55 IS STM has the second best image quality. The well regarded EF-S 15-85 IS comes in a close third.

Sensor wise the SL1 is very close to the 7D, though in my opinion the 7D is a hair better.

I also have a 7D and 6D and picked up an EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 lens, for my compact lightweight camera. Most who have purchased the EOS M have been presently surprise with both its image quality and focus performance.

+1.  WRT image quality, I think it would be very hard to distinguish between the 3 lenses named above, shot on either the SL1 or the 7D.  The EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is a good, sharp lens.  Spend more for the greater range of the 15-85, or the constant big f/2.8 aperture of the 17-55.  Or don't.

The major differences between the SL1 and the 7D are with respect to handling and features, not so much image quality.

IMHO, YMMV.

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