I am feeling better this morning. Yesterday was a bad back day with enough pain and discomfort to turn me into a grump. Since I was feeling better this morning and since the sun was shining, even though the temperature was in the 20s, I walked down to the buildings to take care of a chore; and took my Canon SL1 with the prime 24 mm lens with me and took the above picture.
So far, I am finding that it is a lot better to carry and use the SL1 camera. As you can see above, the image quality is good enough; but, the most important quality of the camera is its weight and size. The way I am using it with just one effective 35 mm prime pancake lens, it has become my half-the-price of a Fuji X100T camera … with slightly less image quality, lower build quality, less physical controls, and the same weight. I am still learning how to best use it; but so far I haven’t found anything that I wanted to do with it but couldn’t. The above was taken in program mode at ISO 100, f/9, 1/320 sec and auto WB.
I have given some thought to acquiring more lenses for it, but haven’t since I think that would be a move counter to why I got it. I wanted a light-weight effective 35 mm camera for use in the car and while walking about the streets of Hanover. Rather than start adding more weight with heavier lenses, I am planning to use it as configured and see how much I can do with it on the streets when it warms up and all the snow is gone. Later I might acquire another longer focal length lens for using the camera on walks like I did this morning. I have been thinking about a 60 mm macro lens, or maybe trying another copy of the 40 mm pancake lens.