When you have been around photography for a long time, you start to take some things for granted. It just occurred to me that there are lots of new DSLR users who are looking for a good lens to supplement the kit lens that was purchased with their camera, and they don’t know which one to choose.
This Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is not a remake of any camera, it is a new species. Lighter and smaller than any digital SLR on the market, it actually feels like a toy when you first pick it up. But it is not a toy by any stretch of the imagination. It has given me some really nice image quality so far.
And the new Kit Lens is pretty good, too. I like it lots better than the old 18-55mm kit lens. This one is built especially to handle the video function without a lot of focusing noise. If you have used a Canon DSLR for video, you know what it’s like.
This video is really short and sweet, but it pretty much shows the best of the new Rebel.
So, the image sensor and processor are the same as in the last 3 Rebels, 18 megapixels, so the image quality is expected to be the same, and I can vouch for that.. in the few pictures I have had the opportunity to take, I find no problem with quality. In fact, the quality seems better than my other Rebels with the old kit lens.
I have bumped the ISO up to 6400 just to see how that looks. I would not use it at that setting unless absolutely necessary, but the quality is OK considering the past models at that setting. There is some noise, but you have to look really close to see it.
The biggest negative for me is the lack of a swivel LCD screen. I have really gotten dependent on that feature with my T3i and T4i.
Over all, I would guess that the new Rebel will be a success. It packs a lot of punch for its size.
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I don’t know about anybody else, but I have had “gear envy” more often than I like to admit.
I have told myself many times, “If I just had that lens (or new camera) I would be able to take better pictures.. AWESOME pictures!”
It’s really easy to get the “itch” for a new camera or some other piece of photography gear.
And, in my own defense, I like to think that with each piece of camera gear, I have gotten better as a photographer. But, is it because of the gear?
Maybe I have gotten better because I have learned more about the Art of photography rather than the equipment. In fact, I have long been a proponent of the idea that the gear does not make the picture, the photographer makes the picture.
But it sure is nice to be able to have the best camera or lens available, right?
What I have done in my reflections on gear vs craft is to come up with some reasons to put off buying and decide what are the important aspects of each shot.
And I have mentioned it before, but it is an important thought, “A good photographer can get a show-stopping shot using the most expensive camera or a cell phone or even a pin-hole camera.
So let’s take a look at some reasons to not buy the next best piece of camera gear.
Buying a digital camera is a major purchase for most of us, especially if you are looking to buy a digital SLR. So thinking about the right camera is a good idea before dropping in at your local Best Buy or Target and exiting with a camera in your shopping bag.
Impulse buying is not a good strategy when it comes to cameras.
Where do you start?
Many individuals who are looking for a digital camera are asking the question, “Which camera should I buy?”