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Re: SL1 Rebel 18-55 IS Lens focus problems


@TTMartin wrote:

@ebiggs1 wrote:


The Rebel family has a factor of 1.6 but a micro four third has a factor of 2. The advantage is they, like the G16, are smaller and lighter.  Maybe a plus for a hiker?


The SL1 is the best mix of the two. It was designed as a high tech carbon fiber higher end light weight dSLR. It is hard to find a package that gives you a better combination of light weight and image quality than the SL1 with its EF-S 18-55 IS STM kit lens.

 

The combination weighs just 612g. Only 60g more than the Powershot G1X Mk II. While it is not quite twice the weight of the G16 it's image sensor is 8 times larger.

 

She has the right camera and lens combination for her type of photography!!!

 

And if she wants a ultra-wide angle lens, the EF-S 10-18 IS STM is only 240g, and goes much wider than the G16 or even the G1X Mk II can.

 

 


The weight of the Canon M3 is in the same ballpark.  The current EF-M lens line leaves much to be desired.  But, when paired with an EF/EF-S adapter, your choice of lenses opens up. IQ is pretty good because of its/ 24MP, APS-C sensor.  The camera is a sleeper, and an excellent alternative to a DSLR when you want to travel light and small.

 

I have used the M3, with adapter, with the Canon "pancake" lenses with excellent results.  After buying it, however, I used with a Rokinon 14mm manual focus lens, and discovered the camera has focus peaking in its' LCD display.  There are third party adapters available for several lens mounts to be used with the M3.

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Re: SL1 Rebel 18-55 IS Lens focus problems


@Waddizzle wrote:

@TTMartin wrote:

@ebiggs1 wrote:


The Rebel family has a factor of 1.6 but a micro four third has a factor of 2. The advantage is they, like the G16, are smaller and lighter.  Maybe a plus for a hiker?


The SL1 is the best mix of the two. It was designed as a high tech carbon fiber higher end light weight dSLR. It is hard to find a package that gives you a better combination of light weight and image quality than the SL1 with its EF-S 18-55 IS STM kit lens.

 

The combination weighs just 612g. Only 60g more than the Powershot G1X Mk II. While it is not quite twice the weight of the G16 it's image sensor is 8 times larger.

 

She has the right camera and lens combination for her type of photography!!!

 

And if she wants a ultra-wide angle lens, the EF-S 10-18 IS STM is only 240g, and goes much wider than the G16 or even the G1X Mk II can.

 

 


The weight of the Canon M3 is in the same ballpark.  The current EF-M lens line leaves much to be desired.  But, when paired with an EF/EF-S adapter, your choice of lenses opens up. IQ is pretty good because of its/ 24MP, APS-C sensor.  The camera is a sleeper, and an excellent alternative to a DSLR when you want to travel light and small.

 

I have used the M3, with adapter, with the Canon "pancake" lenses with excellent results.  After buying it, however, I used with a Rokinon 14mm manual focus lens, and discovered the camera has focus peaking in its' LCD display.  There are third party adapters available for several lens mounts to be used with the M3.


None of the cameras mention provide enough of and advantage for someone to sell their existing Canon SL1 and buy a different camera. Yes, the EOS M3 provides similar performance at a similar weight, but, what would be the motivation to sell the one to get the other?

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@Waddizzle wrote:

 

I have used the M3, with adapter, with the Canon "pancake" lenses with excellent results.  After buying it, however, I used with a Rokinon 14mm manual focus lens, and discovered the camera has focus peaking in its' LCD display.  ...


It's summer, and I'm reminded that any feature that requires you to use the LCD display isn't much use on a really bright day.
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"None of the cameras mention provide enough of and advantage for someone to sell their existing Canon SL1 and buy a different camera. Yes, the EOS M3 provides similar performance at a similar weight, but, what would be the motivation to sell the one to get the other?"

 

None.  You're the one who began comparing cameras.  No one suggested buying a new camera.  Just comparing the different products from Canon, each of which fills its' own niche.

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@Waddizzle wrote:

"None of the cameras mention provide enough of and advantage for someone to sell their existing Canon SL1 and buy a different camera. Yes, the EOS M3 provides similar performance at a similar weight, but, what would be the motivation to sell the one to get the other?"

 

None.  You're the one who began comparing cameras.  No one suggested buying a new camera.  Just comparing the different products from Canon, each of which fills its' own niche.


Comparing cameras, yes. Comparing the camera she already has, to cameras someone else recommended. 

 

She doesn't need a new camera or even a new lens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

She doesn't have to throw money at her 'problem'. She just needs to develop her skills with the gear she has.

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@TTMartin wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

"None of the cameras mention provide enough of and advantage for someone to sell their existing Canon SL1 and buy a different camera. Yes, the EOS M3 provides similar performance at a similar weight, but, what would be the motivation to sell the one to get the other?"

 

None.  You're the one who began comparing cameras.  No one suggested buying a new camera.  Just comparing the different products from Canon, each of which fills its' own niche.


Comparing cameras, yes. Comparing the camera she already has, to cameras someone else recommended. 

 

She doesn't need a new camera or even a new lens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

She doesn't have to throw money at her 'problem'. She just needs to develop her skills with the gear she has.


I don't think anyone suggested buying a new lens, either, except for you bringing it up. 

 

"She has the right camera and lens combination for her type of photography!!!

 

And if she wants a ultra-wide angle lens, the EF-S 10-18 IS STM is only 240g, and goes much wider than the G16 or even the G1X Mk II can."

 

Like I said, I have just been comparing stuff. 

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Re: SL1 Rebel 18-55 IS Lens focus problems


@Waddizzle wrote:

@TTMartin wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

"None of the cameras mention provide enough of and advantage for someone to sell their existing Canon SL1 and buy a different camera. Yes, the EOS M3 provides similar performance at a similar weight, but, what would be the motivation to sell the one to get the other?"

 

None.  You're the one who began comparing cameras.  No one suggested buying a new camera.  Just comparing the different products from Canon, each of which fills its' own niche.


Comparing cameras, yes. Comparing the camera she already has, to cameras someone else recommended. 

 

She doesn't need a new camera or even a new lens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

She doesn't have to throw money at her 'problem'. She just needs to develop her skills with the gear she has.


I don't think anyone suggested buying a new lens, either, except for you bringing it up.  Like I said, just comparing stuff. 


Why compare stuff except to show the OP doesn't need to buy anything new. 

 

Otherwise, 'just comparing stuff' just muddies the waters for the OP. Who might come away from your comparison that she does need new gear when she most definitely does NOT.

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"Why compare stuff except to show the OP doesn't need to buy anything new. 

 

Otherwise, 'just comparing stuff' just muddies the waters for the OP. Who might come away from your comparison that she does need new gear when she most definitely does NOT."

 

I simply followed your lead.  You should read your own posts, too.

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@RobertTheFat wrote:


@Waddizzle wrote:

 

I have used the M3, with adapter, with the Canon "pancake" lenses with excellent results.  After buying it, however, I used with a Rokinon 14mm manual focus lens, and discovered the camera has focus peaking in its' LCD display.  ...


It's summer, and I'm reminded that any feature that requires you to use the LCD display isn't much use on a really bright day.

Which is why I took advantage of the package that offered the electronic viewfinder.  Like I said, I discovered the focus peaking after began using it.

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@amatula wrote:


I had problems with getting people in focus and I posted on that; the problem is also wtih landscape.


Anyone who thinks they have a focus issue with their camera, should first watch these videos by Canon's Rudy Wilson (at least the first two).

A Look at The Canon Autofocus System Part 1

A Look at The Canon Autofocus System Part 2

A Look at The Canon Autofocus System Part 3

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