SL1 vs T6s?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS Digital SLRs' started by pcake, May 25, 2017.

  1. pcake

    pcake Active Member Site Supporter

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    i got an SL1 because i needed the lightest possible camera due to wrist issues. but i've discovered i can use a wrist brace and up the weight a little, and i had been interested in the T6s for the second control dial, more cross type focus points and the articulated screen, and i think the top screen might be a help, too. and it would be great to have a real grip - i'm only 5' 3" and the SL1's legendary stubby grip is... er... challenging :D

    i'm wondering if anyone here has owned or used both. if so, any input here would be useful.
     

  2. Vasile Guta-Ciucur

    Vasile Guta-Ciucur Active Member Site Supporter

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    All pluses and it seems the body flange is all metal. Is not the case with SL1 :(
     
  3. pcake

    pcake Active Member Site Supporter

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    wow, the body flange on my camera is plastic? :eek:
    i didn't even notice.
     
  4. Vasile Guta-Ciucur

    Vasile Guta-Ciucur Active Member Site Supporter

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    Now, imagine what a poorly executed metal lens adapter could do to your flange... Or a plastic adapter that is designed to be tight, as is my adapter... And you can't even change it with a full metal one... I will end up sticking a prime with glue, maybe a 24mm 2.8 to make it a general photography camera...
     
  5. pcake

    pcake Active Member Site Supporter

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    i'm more than imagining it - i was about to order an adapter so i could use my FD lenses. now i think i'll pass on that. thanks for the info!!!
     
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  6. Alice Bell

    Alice Bell New Member

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  7. pcake

    pcake Active Member Site Supporter

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    not the T6, the T6s - it's got 2 control wheels, is about two steps up from the T6. i rented one, and it also has better autofocus than my SL1 - having a single control dial is a pain in the butt, and the autofocus on the T6s got me lots more keepers. i'll have to get around to selling the SL1 so i can buy a T6s or the camera that comes after it, the 77D.
     

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