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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2011
5:20 AM

Post #8316693

Was wondering if any of the different lens from my Canon 35 mm camera will work with the digital cameras? I have several lens for the old 35, and if any of them were adaptable, it would make a difference as to what new digital camera to look for. Thanks!
fiwit
Lebanon, GA

January 18, 2011
5:33 AM

Post #8316711

I'm not an expert, but I think they need to be auto-focus
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8316737

Figures, and of course, none of mine are auto focus :-( And you can certainly tell that I'm no expert either, lol! I've just got several very expensive lens, and it would be great if I could continue to use them on a digital, even if I had to purchase an expensive top end camera, it would probably be worth it??
pbyrley
Port St Lucie (+ Wk , FL
(Zone 9b)

January 18, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8316748

I don't know about Canon but I'd bet that if you switch your Canon to M (that means manual focus) it will let you manual focus. Our Nikon DSLR allows M. Many photographic situations are better in M. Look in your manual.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8316800

My Canon still works great, but it's 35 mm, and wanted to update to digital, and was hoping that some of the great lens I have for the old Canon would adapt to a digital. So I should look for a Canon digital that has manual operations also, and not just auto focus? Can you tell I'm not too intelligent about camera equipment, lol!
fiwit
Lebanon, GA

January 18, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8317224

skellogg, you might try calling Canon customer support (number on their website, I'm sure), and ask them. They should know for sure. (I hate telling someone to call support, but sometimes it's best way to ensure correct data)
linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2011
11:39 AM

Post #8317352

Without knowing the exact Canon lenses that you have, it is difficult to answer the question correctly. Before I bought anything, I would take a lens or two to a local camera shop and have them try them on a Canon digital body. Some of them definitely do fit the Canon digital camera. Or, if you know someone that has a Canon body, you could ask them to try it on their camera body.

Once you properly identify your lens you could also do a Google search simply asking if that specific lens will fit a Canon digital body. And, you might also ask the question at the http://www.dpreview.com website. Some of the older lenses work but only if using the manual focus. The auto focus will not work on some of them. And that's okay if most of your subjects are stationary.

Hope this helps ...
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2011
11:46 AM

Post #8317363

Wow! Helps alot! Thanks for all the great info! I'll be taking an inventory of all my lenses and trying them on several different cameras, and will probably call Canon as well. Will also check on dpreview! You were all a ton of help, and it is nice to know that some of them might work! Thanks again!
tonyjr
Union City, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 10, 2011
11:40 AM

Post #8364634

IF THE LENS SAYS EF IT WILL WORK , IF IT SAYS SOMETHING ELSE . YOU NEED AN ADAPTER . LIKE EF 50 MM 1.8 WILL WORK - FD 50 MM 1.8 WILL need adapter to work .
Anna_Z
Monroe, WI
(Zone 4b)

February 17, 2011
9:37 PM

Post #8378350

I was told at the camera store that any of the lenses for my Canon AE-1 wouldn't fit a digital.
tonyjr
Union City, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 18, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8378799

They were kind of right - you need an adapter - read here
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=eos adapter &_sacat=See-All-Categories
and post questions here
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=33
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

February 18, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8379644

Thanks Tony, I'll check that out too!

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