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e17paul

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Re: CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2014, 02:25:52 AM »
I'm liking the AL-1. It's tempting to get one but I already have a full frame system at even lighter weight in my OM system. After owning my 6D for a while I can appreciate the benefit of a grip, but it's far less important when there is less weight to hold steady. If the 100D/SL1 had a deeper grip for heavier modern lenses, but was otherwise just as compact I would have bought one already.  I might get one anyway.

There is a place for heavy powerful tank like cameras for intensive use, but also for something easier to carry in a bag while going about other business. The closest I found to to that was the 6D, but would probably have gone for the 100D or A7 if either had existed when I was exploring the market.

I'm pleased to hear some of Canon's thinking. When they move forward, it tends to bi a big step like the 1987 Eos preceded by models such as the AL-1. I think that we are in a similar phase now.
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Re: CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2014, 02:25:52 AM »

Jack Douglas

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Re: CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2014, 02:41:28 AM »
I like CR for its humoUr!

"and exposes us to greater risk of carnal tunnel syndrome", now what exactly would that be?  I can only guess. ;)

More seriously, I love the size and weight of my 6D and really don't like the 1D2 I bought to try out before risking a 1Dx.  I won't go for the weight of the present 1DX after hiking up mountain sides this summer with the 6d X2 III and 300 2.8 II.  That particular combination is so wonderful to carry with its arca swiss lens mount sticking up, cradled into my elbow.  Slap on the 1D2 and it's not nearly as nice.  But ..... I'm 65 :(

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HarryWintergreen

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Re: CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2014, 03:51:44 AM »
It's good to be riminded of the T90 - to me the biggest leap Canon ever made. AE1 sized body would be very cool!

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Re: CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2014, 04:17:46 AM »
I'm liking the AL-1. It's tempting to get one but I already have a full frame system at even lighter weight in my OM system. After owning my 6D for a while I can appreciate the benefit of a grip, but it's far less important when there is less weight to hold steady. If the 100D/SL1 had a deeper grip for heavier modern lenses, but was otherwise just as compact I would have bought one already.  I might get one anyway.
I have the 100D/SL-1 as a travel/hiking body. It's a terrific little thing which also does rather handy video. Just get one. It's loveable. Get the grip! The SL-1 has the makings of a modern classic. It may well have been Canon's most interesting release in a couple of years.

http://www.amazon.com/Xit-XTCGSL1-Battery-Canon-Rebel/dp/B00DT20DQ2
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1010759-REG/xit_xtcgsl1_battery_grip_for_canon.html/c/product/#inpage:IN+STOCK?gclid=CO_ggPC1psACFVhvvAod0pEASQ
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-vertical-Battery-Grip-for-Canon-100D-EOS-Rebel-SL1-with-IR-Remote-SLR-camera-/181210702460

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keithcooper

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Re: CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2014, 05:29:54 AM »
My first DSLR (2004) was a 1Ds - I've still got the OM2 bodies and lenses I used before, and now they feel tiny


Things came full circle this year when I got a 100D for Macro and for some work use (10-18 and 15-85) alongside my 1Ds3.

I've large but relatively thin hands and find the shape of the 1 series just great (the Canon side hand strap from my 1Ds is now on my mk3 - along with the grey/black Canon strap).

The 100D took some getting used to, although my wife (who can't use the 1Ds3 for any length of time) thinks it's just ideal in size.

The interview (as expected) doesn't really say much, although the (very) optimistic might see it as a prelude to the mini 1 series that replaces the 7D ;-)

PS In looking for that photo above, I looked again at the article it's from - one of the first I wrote, in 2004, comparing film and digital :-) :-)
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/digital-black-white.html
My, how some things change, and others don't ;-)
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Re: CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2014, 05:29:54 AM »