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Re: SL1 or Fuji X-EX1 or Sony Nex 6?? Would like your thoughts
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2013, 07:42:33 PM »
Last year I was trying to make the same decision.  I In the end I chose to buy a Nex6.  The two primary reason were that it had a Electronic Viewfinder and it was relativity consumer focused.  I figured that I could get consumer lenses relatively cheaply with I see as important for a secondary camera system.

I found the kit pancake lens for the Nex6 just not good enough.  So rarely use it.  My other lens were a little much in my work backpack.  I really wanted something more compact with good IQ.  I was thinking of buying the 20mm Nex pancake.  But buying a EOSM with 22mm lens was cheaper so I bought that instead.   Now I use my Nex mainly with legacy lens and for travel when I do not want to take a DSLR.  I take it with me every weekend.  But I carry my EOS M everyday to work because it fits I my old P&S camera case.  Then stuffed into my backpack.


I find the Fuji X cameras interesting but just to expensive on lens.  If I want to spend that kind of money on lens I would spend it on Canon lens for my DSLR. 

The Olympus cameras are also interesting.   But  I found my hand cramped up due to the button layout.

SL1 seems nice  but a normal rebel is not much bigger and it is just not all that compact.     
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Re: SL1 or Fuji X-EX1 or Sony Nex 6?? Would like your thoughts
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2013, 07:42:33 PM »

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Re: SL1 or Fuji X-EX1 or Sony Nex 6?? Would like your thoughts
« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2013, 11:00:49 PM »
SL1 seems nice  but a normal rebel is not much bigger and it is just not all that compact.     

I had a t2i before the SL1.. The rebel series feels much bigger than the SL1 after using it for just a couple days.  I thought my t2i was small... SL1 is tiny.  It performs great, just small and it is noticeable.  Compact for a dslr!  I recommend it.  :D
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Re: SL1 or Fuji X-EX1 or Sony Nex 6?? Would like your thoughts
« Reply #47 on: December 15, 2013, 06:23:40 PM »
I have shot a 5DII for the past four years. My backup was a 40D which I recently sold to a friend. I wanted to replace my crop camera but wanted something smaller. I had tried a NEX 5N but hated wading through menus. When I picked up the Fuji X-E1 and played with the controls I thought "this might work." There's a dial for almost everything you need for spontaneous shooting. Set the menus when you first set off to shoot and most everything can be adjusted in field with the three analog-type dials. So old-school, it feels very comfortable. And the size was perfect! When I looked at the first out-of-camera JPEGs, I was sold. They were almost as good as my full frame Canon.

I have since picked up a refurb 7D and after comparing the IQ with the Fuji, sent it back. No more noisy crop Canons for me. If I want to just take some "happy snaps" I grab the Fuji. If I have an event to shoot, it's the 5D plus/minus the Fuji. Much lighter combo than before. I can't speak to the SL1, but I've stopped looking for a CSC/mirrorless solution, because I feel I've already found it. If I had it to do all over, though, I'd definitely pick up an X-E2 for the speedier AF.
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Re: SL1 or Fuji X-EX1 or Sony Nex 6?? Would like your thoughts
« Reply #47 on: December 15, 2013, 06:23:40 PM »