Posted 14 July 2018 - 21:06
Lots of trade offs. I own the SL with 24-90 as well as the CL with a range of TL lenses including the 18-56. While the 18-56 on the SL works really well for times when you don’t want the weight of the SL lens and don’t need more than 10 megapixels, I don’t think I could recommend it as the primary lens for the SL. If you need the performance, robustness, and weather sealing of the SL, go with SL lenses as the primary. If you don’t, get the CL instead. It’s actually a really good camera. Light, compact, exceptional image quality, and decent controls. What do you give up? Image stabilization, more robust (presumably more durable) build, weather sealing, better video capabilities, and that fantastic viewfinder. Plus, a touch (and I do mean a touch—nothing that would matter if not pixel peeping) of high ISO performance.