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 Post subject: Canon Lens + Fittings
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:07 pm 
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Ok

Canon EF-S Lenses are for Cropped Sensor (1.6x) Canon DSLRs.

Canon EF Lenses are for Full Frame (1.0x) Canon DSLRs BUT can be used on Cropped Sensor (1.5x) DSLRs.

I have no idea what Canon AF or FD Lenses are for. (I suspect AF is just EF)

Jessops sell Canon EF-S, AF and FD.


If I was to buy a Canon EOS 400D could anyone tell me what types of lenses exactly that I can use. E.g. EF-S, EF, but NOT AF/FD.

The camera is around £400 Body only, and £450 with the 18-55, so I'd say I have around £550-£600 at most to buy lenses. So If possible advise me as to whether I should get the body+kit lens+second lens or Body+2 seperate lenses.

Just now I have:

Canon EOS 400D - £406.96

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro (Canon AF) - £99.99

Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC (Canon AF) - £79.99

Are these choices any good?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:13 pm 
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Daniel, see test of the 70-300 APO macro here. The APO-variant of this lens is more expensive and should be better than the standard 70-300mm but still shows some weakness at the borders at the longer focal-lengths.
The 18-50 is tested there. This one looks ok-ish.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:37 pm 
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DD_nVidia wrote:
If I was to buy a Canon EOS 400D could anyone tell me what types of lenses exactly that I can use. E.g. EF-S, EF, but NOT AF/FD.

I am pretty sure that "AF lenses" are just "auto-focus lenses" so the AF is describing a feature and not a lens mount. You are right: the FD mount lenses are not compatible with modern EOS cameras. This was the lens mount used before Canon introduced the film EOS line. To be avoided unless you have a compatible camera.

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Thanks for the links! Read the reviews, they don't seem to think they are that good, but they are budget lenses so I didn''t expect amazing reviews. It said the 18-50mm was a little better than the Canon Kit 18-55mm.

I thought about just going for the kit lens, then investing more into a second lens from 55-170/210 with or without IS, but I'd only have £160 to do it in :(

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Yep, Daniel: I'd rather save my money for a better 2nd lens than try to do a little upgrading from the kit-lens!

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Yeah, probably will do that, I mean the kit lens and a half decent mid telephoto will do me fine till christmas :D

Thanks Thomas!

Thanks Bob for clearing up the FD thing :D

Oh, if I bought a EF lens from eBay, would it work on a 400D?

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Hi Daniel - I just edited your original post so the Canon field reduction factor now reads 1.6x and not 1.5x. Canon's EF-S bodies have a 1.6x factor, compared to 1.5x on Nikon, Sony, Pentax etc. Doesn't make much difference, but I wanted to make sure it was correct!


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