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Old 24-08-2008, 21:21   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks,
I have a canon eos rebel ds60. Can I use non ef canon lenses?
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Old 25-08-2008, 16:10   #2 (permalink)
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Re: non ef

I don't think so, if you mean lenses like the Canon FD range (for the old film cameras). As far as I am aware, since the beginning of the EOS series of cameras (film and digital), they have used only EF lenses, because the mount for EF and FD is (obviously) different, and they couldn't make one that fitted both systems.

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but u can get adapters so the FD will fit on EOS but im thinking u will lose something like auto focus?
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Re: non ef

Yeah, since FD never autofocussed anyway. Could be worth it though as some of the lenses are nice and sharp, and very cheap now. Probably no metering either
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Re: non ef

The only adaptor I ever knew of was from Canon themselves, now discontinued.

Also, because the adaptor had the effect of moving the whole lens forward from the 'film plane' it had the side effect of meaning that you could not focus on infinity (in effect working like extension tubes).
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you can still pick up adaptors on fleabay etc
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Re: non ef

I don't know if they make the adaptor that you want, but SRB make adaptors for using different make lenses on camera bodies.

tDF makes a good point, but SRB say on the page above that focus is OK but there is an additional crop factor to consider.
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I don't know if they make the adaptor that you want, but SRB make adaptors for using different make lenses on camera bodies.

tDF makes a good point, but SRB say on the page above that focus is OK but there is an additional crop factor to consider.
Magic link - I might even try one out. The drawbacks I can see are :

1) Manual focus - workaround is liveview.
2) The aperture will operate manually so stopping down to F8 F11 etc may make the image 'hard to see' for focusing.

Hmmmm - do I want to 'rescue' my old 300 F4... Nahhhhhhh - get a new one
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