Can I use an old SLR lens on a new DSLR?

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  1. bchang

    bchang TPF Noob!

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    I'm thinking about getting upgrading from a old Canon EOS Elan 7, and I have a 28-90 mm lens which I would like to use on this new DSLR. Does anyone have any suggestions about a camera which I could use this lens on? I'm looking for prosumer DSLR.


     
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    You didn't specify the type of lens or what it mounts to.

    Old Canon Manual focus FD lenses are not mountable on newer EOS cameras.

    EOS lenses will mount to any EOS camera body... even EOS (also known as EF) lenses made prior to Canon Digital SLRs.
     
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    The OP mentioned an EOS 7... which apparently is old now...

    Since it uses the EF lens mount, as Usayit says the lens will be compatible with any Canon EOS dSLR. I'm not sure what you'd describe as prosumer but an EOS 20D or 30D would certainly fit the bill if looking for something above "entry-level". The popular and usually cheaper 350D or 400D are normally described as entry-level although this doesn't mean a lot and they may be perfect for you too.
     
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    That's right, a 30D (or older 20D) would be pretty much the digital equivalent of the Elan 7...and yes, the lens will be compatible. Take note, however, that the lens on a digital body like the 30D will 'feel' 1.6 times longer due to the 'Crop Factor'.

    If you don't know what that is, do a search...it's been discussed several times.
     
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    that's exactly what i did when i bought my 30D. i had an Elan 7NE and the kit lens and i just used that lens with the 30D until i was able to buy an efs lens. so yes, it works.
     

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