Canon SLR/DSLR compatibility

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by allisonv7, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    Hi folks,

    I have a Canon Rebel that I got around 2001 and I'm thinking about getting a Canon DSLR as I'm starting to dabble in photography again. I have a couple lenses with the film camera, a Tamron 100-300mm and a Canon 40-80mm(I think) and was wondering if they would be compatible if I purchased a Canon DSLR kit.

    If not, I may look at getting a Nikon, just seems silly to get the Nikon though if I already have a couple Canon lenses.

    Thanks,

    Allison.
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Probably. You need to check your lenses, if they are EF series lenses, then they will work on Canon DSLRs.
     
  3. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Yes, if they fit the old film Rebel, they'll work on any modern Canon DSLR.
     
  4. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    As others have said above, they will fit. If the one lens is a 35-80, seriously consider getting the kit lens on the DSLR.

    First of all, the Canon 35-80 is not a great lens, secondly that focal length range on a DSLR is really lacking on the wide end. Remember, most Canon DSLR's are 1.6x, so your 35-80 will behave like a 56-128 on your existing body. The kit lens is ~$100 and gives you 27-88 equivalent (so closer to what you are used to). If the budget is a little higher, you could look at something like the 17-85 IS and you can ditch the 35-80 altogether. Buy used and sell it if you don't like it.

    One sample of peoples comments on the 35-80.
    http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00JYPX

    The 100-300 seems decent (not amazing), but it can capture some keepers.

    Have fun.
     

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