I am torn between keeping my sony nex 6 for the wife or getting her the new sl1 with a 40mm pancake. She just uses auto and wants to shove it in her purse just on occasional outings where lugging my 5d would be overkill. I think the sl1 is more versatile since all my lenses will serve a dual purpose and she like my 60d when I had it. She is just not the type to want larger heavy gear but I thought with either I could start to teach her how to use the pasm modes to control her photo's at times. Does anyone have an opinion? I just dont want to get her the eos if everyone thinks that its much larger and bulkier. I have noone else to ask.
I tried to get my wife into photography by buying her a Fuji X-Pro 1 when it came out last year with a 35mm F/1.4. She used it once and it became my favorite camera over my 5D MK3.
I replaced it with the NEX 6 + 16-55 kit + 50mm F/1.4 and she loves it.
Video is a big thing for her and the Fuji's are pretty basic in that department.
I've since sold the X-Pro 1 and replaced with the the XE-1 + zoom but she has no interest in this either...