35mm lenses on digital slr

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  1. topaz25

    topaz25 TPF Noob!

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    Hi

    I apologize if this is a really basic question. I own a canon eos (35mm) and I am going to buy a digital slr. I wont be able to use my old lenses on a new digital slr will I? I am thinking of buying a canon 400d

    thanks for any help

    Lilly
     
  2. Coldow91

    Coldow91 TPF Noob!

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    Yeah film lenses will work on the 400d I am 99% sure
     
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    EOS lenses will fit on the 400D, There EF mount.. They will just have the 1.6x crop factor, no biggie.
     
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    My 35mm Eos lense worked on my 350 and 400D however i occasionally find i have to tweak the auto focus with a bit of manual but this may just be a fault with the lense and not the compatability
     
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    Your 35mm lenses will work great. Remember the 1.6 crop factor though. So what you see in the view finder is not necessarily what you get.
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That is wrong. What you see IS what you get.
     
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    You're wrong actually. What you see in the viewfinder IS what you get...

    Just all of your lenses will seem a tad longer. No biggie, it's easy enough to figure out...

    They will all fit, though...and work seamlessly.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Way to go not explaining what a crop factor is guys. The OP is asking a basic question and you throw buzzwords at him.
    Least you could do is provide a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_factor
     
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    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    I said his lenses would be longer...lol.
    Doesn't get much simpler than that...
     

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