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To Agree or not to Agree: A Highly Controversial Canon Rebel SL1 vs 5D Mark III Comparison

Please note: here at Canon Watch I am trying to give you all information that is Canon related. That means I will also feature articles and post you may not agree or that just appear to be absurd. That’s the case with the comparison I am talking about below.

Ken Rockwell posted an article that is heating up minds on photography sites and forums. Basically he compared the Rebel SL1 ((price & specs)) with the EF-S 18-55mm kit lens to an EOS 5D Mark III ((price & specs))¬†with L-grade glass (the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II). He claims that for real life settings there is no much difference in image quality. Rockwell’s argues that the software in Canon’s entry level DSLR is so good that you can barely spot the difference. I do not agree with him, but you have to judge by yourself. It “may” be true that for some settings a 5D Mark III and an L-glass are an overkill, but there are lots of settings where a full-frame sensor and a high quality optic make a BIG difference. Check the two crops below and read Rockwell’s post for the whole story. Have a great day!

Rebel SL1 and 18-55mm STM at ISO 6400
EOS 5D Mark III and 24-70mm f/2.8L at ISO 6400
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