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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:03 pm 
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First off, sorry about the obscure title, I wanted to be precise.

I've been wanting to buy a DSLR for some time now, my dad has got an old Canon eos 1000F and two lenses lying around. A Canon zoom lens EF 35-80mm 1:4-5.6 and a Canon zoom lens EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6. The camera is atleast 15 years old, same goes for the lenses.
So i figured i'd buy a canon eos camera, and decided either to go with the 550d or the 600d.
But then i got confused, whether these lenses actually fit the new bodys or not. I googled and asked people, and still i'm not a 100% sure.

I'm hoping you guys and girls, could help me clear this out - Does those two old lenses fit the new 550d/600d or not?

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Yes, the DSLRs will work with the EF lenses.

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The lenses should work fine. Before you go further, have a look through the lenses. At least make sure the optical elements are still clean and clear.

Do note the lenses are not of significant value by today's standards. The 35-80 is largely redundant, particularly if you get the kit lens with whichever camera you get. The 75-300 has more use although by current standards the quality isn't great.

If you used the film camera seriously yourself then you also need to be aware their field of view changes due to the smaller sensor compared to film. Don't worry about this if that doesn't mean anything.

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On most DSLRs your lenses now have an equivalent focal length of 56-128mm and 120-480mm - so you'll be missing the wide angle.
But YES, you can put those on your new DSLR as well as you can put any new lenses on your EOS 1000F:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Thanks, appreciate the quick answers.

The lenses look ok, as far as i can tell. It looks like a bit of dust has gathered on the 'outside' of the lens, but that should be cleanable?

I figured they probably weren't of much value by now, but i guess i could use them without being troubled by the quality, because i'm all new to DSLR's? Atleast they leave me with a few options, which is always nice.


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