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Canon Lenses

by rockosun / November 24, 2009 11:29 PM PST

I have an Canon EOS 620 35mm camera and want to move to digital. However I have a number of lenses as well. Are these lenses compatible with the Canon digital SLR line?

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Yes, but...
by SX10 IS / November 24, 2009 11:52 PM PST
In reply to: Canon Lenses

If they are EF lenses (which they are), then they will be compatible. However, if the digital camera is anything but full-frame, your lenses' length will be multiplied by a factor of 1.6x (e.g., a 400mm lens will be equivalent to 640mm). If it is the EOS-1D series, it will be a factor of 1.3 (400mm = 520mm).

Good luck!

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My assumption is that
by jump1127 / November 24, 2009 11:56 PM PST
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you probably own EF lenses. If so, those lenses will work fine with new DSLR camera. However, FD lenses will not work with new Canon DSLR camera. In addition to that, you must understand Canon DSLR cameras are so various for sensor size, such as 1.6 multiplier , 1.3 multiplier, and full size 36x24 sensor. The focal length of each lense will not be the same as that of film SLR camera. Good luck whatever you may choose.

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by SX10 IS / November 25, 2009 12:10 AM PST
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EF lenses will be the same on a 36x24 body as on a film body.

EOS uses EF.

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More on Canon lenses
by rockosun / November 25, 2009 10:30 AM PST
In reply to: Canon Lenses

Thanks for your insight. So I'm looking at Canon SLR bodies like the EOS Rebel T1i or the XSi. The lens mounting system says EF or EF-S. Can I use my existing Canon EF lenses on one and not the other? Any suggestions on which body to purchase would be appreciated.

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EF-S only for Rebels and other APS-C
by SX10 IS / November 25, 2009 9:44 PM PST
In reply to: More on Canon lenses

All EOS cameras can use EF. Period.

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