Sigma lens with Canon EOS body?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Hurd111, May 9, 2013.

  1. Hurd111 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    This is really more of a question about a film camera of mine- Canon EOS A2, but I'm sure you guys can help me out.

    I have a this Sigma lens: http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_710.html - and I want to use it on my A2 (the lens says "for canon" on the connecting end of it...?) but as far as I can tell it wont attach without an adapter of some sort. I'm assuming it's made for an older film camera. Does any adapter like that exist? :confused:

    I'm not very experienced with different lenses/cameras so forgive my ignorance, but any help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    It's an old FD mount lens, I think you could get an adapter but to be honest getting an EF mount lens would be a better option.
     
  3. ijohn.8.80 macrumors 65816

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    On the page you linked to it says that it has an FD Canon mount. If you want to use this lens and camera body together, you will need a FD to EF adapter, which can be had for under $50. They normally come with glass in them and a chip to allow exposure sensing of the camera to work. Some retain better image quality than others, do your research on which adapter others have found to be tickety-boo and especially focus on your particular camera body and these types of adapters working well together.

    I chose not to use an adapter recently on an old vivitar lens and instead had it, serviced, cleaned, chipped and an EF mount applied to it. I've ended up with a pretty good, even if slow, 400mm lens for under $350.
     

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