Life with the Canon EOS 100D: The Rebel SL1, World's Smallest DSLR

June 11, 2018

I started photography as a teenager on SLRs. I loved the way the camera felt in my hands. I loved nothing more than capturing moments, people and places. Photography was an expensive hobby for any teenager in the day when you needed to spend your allowance on film. It also proved to be very expensive learning from mistakes. Over the years, I had slowly given up on photography when life took over; university followed by work.

I got married and moved to a new country. Life started to slow down. I eventually moved from working in an office to consulting which resulted in finding time to pursue new things in life. We started to travel and I began my photography again.

I remember standing in the camera store in Singapore, looking at all my options. While all I wanted to do was to pick up the biggest full frame camera with all the bells and whistles, I took the reality check pill and realised that we travel light, mostly cabin baggage trips and what I needed was something light. I didn't want to get into the mirrorless game, I still loved the SLR too much. So, I picked up the Canon 100D. I still get laughed at by my photography friends. But the best part about my camera is that I've never had a situation where my camera was too heavy to take out for any occasions. While I will graduate to better lenses, I started with a kit lens. And the photos weren't half bad. If anything, the camera has pushed me harder to learn to develop my skills in both photography and editing - I use Lightroom. I love my Canon 100D and I reckon, I'd never give it up even if I get a new camera.

Canon 100D Rebel SL1 Photography Sihanoukville sunset Cambodia
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Canon EOS 100D EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon 100D Rebel SL1 Photography Alleppey beach sunset India
Alleppey Beach, Kerala
Canon EOS 100D EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM


Canon 100D Rebel SL1 Photography Khajuraho India
Khajraho, Madhya Pradesh
Canon EOS 100D EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM

I bought a new lens, the Canon EF 70 - 300mm f4.5-5.6 IS II USM, when my bird feeders started attracting parrots. I captured these beautiful birds pictured below.

Canon 100D Rebel SL1 Photography Indian Ringneck India
Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
Canon EOS 100D EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM

Canon 100D Rebel SL1 Photography Indian Ringneck India
Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
Canon EOS 100D EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM

I'm a firm believer that any camera can take great photos. And as I travel places, I have my Canon 100D with me because, lets face it, small doesn't always mean inferior and its just so convenient.
I'm planning to upgrade the kit lens soon and will do another post after my next adventure.



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    1. Hi Nisha, Thank you.. very much appreciated.

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  2. Your photography is so beautiful and you've used some really interesting perspectives and contrasts!

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    1. Hi Leanne, Thank you so much. I'm still learning as I go along and appreciate the motivation..

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  3. Oh wow, gorgeous work! I have a Canon t-5, but I neeeeed to check out the one you’ve got!

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    1. Hi.. I have used the Canon t-5 before. Its a pretty good camera. My advice is to invest in better lenses, they really do make a difference.

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  4. Your photography is amazing. The camera captured all the beautiful colors.

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    1. Hi Luci, thank you so much. I'm such a fan of colour and love nothing more than to capture it on my camera..

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  5. Stunning photos! I have a Canon EOS M3 that I love but yours takes amazing pictures!

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    1. Hi Maartje, thank you. I've always wanted to try the M3 and possibly go mirrorless in the future. So much easier to travel with.

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  6. These photos are beautiful! The second photo is my favorite!

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    1. Hi Amanda, Thank you so much. Photographing sunsets are my favourite thing to do.

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