I was standing on line at Microcenter, waiting to buy a Canon SL1 for $750. Got tired of waiting and left (note, I love Microcenter, this was a cosmic sign!). I sold my Nex-7 and 50mm 1.8 prime because I wanted to do more portrait type work. Manual focus on mirror-less cameras is a frustrating affair.
As I wrote in a previous post, the Canon 60D, which came out in late 2010, is a nice camera. Fantastic video. Great ergonomics; good high ISO, etc. But the photos didn’t have the same 3-dimensional pop I’m used to from my Sigma DP1 and DP2s.
I saw a Canon 5d (original) on Craigslist that turned out to be owned by Matthew Gamber,
I took those cameras to Cape Cod. My new (to me) DP2s is delivering the same stunning results as my DP1. I took many comparison shots with my friend’s Nikon D90 and zoom lens (sorry, forgotten which) and my SD14. For quick shots the D90 was better, easier to use, but for portraits the SD14 had that extra je ne sais quoi.