slr lenses on dslr cameras

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  1. new dad

    new dad New Member

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    I was recently given some canon lenses that were bought for a rebel in '99 and '01. How useful are these to me on a new canon slr? Should I expect to get a lot of use out of them, or are they going to be obviously outdated?

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  2. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Your lenses are probably EF lenses, which can be used with Canon DSLR's, though the image will be cropped.
     
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    Thanks. Will the IS seem out of date, or should I expect to find the lenses taking quality images?
     
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    Sorry, I don't know enough about your EF lenses to be able to answer the question.
     
  5. Glasstream15

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    Those old lenses don't have IS. For long lenses, use fast shutter speed, basically 1/focal length. Like a 250mm lens use a minimum of 1/250 shuuter speed to get sharp pics. Those lenses are made for full frame film cameras and will not vignet or crop corners. You'll get what you see in your viewfinder. But the lenses will show a "crop factor" of 1.6 X focal length due to sensor size in the DSLR. In other words, a 200mm lens will be "equivalent" of 320mm on a "full frame" camera, like a 5D or a film camera.
     
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    old lenses always have some lack potential wise. Infact when you use them with modern cameras, result will be avoidable and infected. also, IS would be missing in EF lens.
     
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    Avoidable and infected? If it has IS then it has IS.
     
  9. john tayler

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    yes the pic quality would be terrible.
     
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