Canon EF lenses?

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  1. ahelg

    ahelg TPF Noob!

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    I've got an EOS 300 (film version, not digital) and I was thinking about getting a new lens for it. All I've got is the one which came with it. It feels plastic and I'm sure I can getter better lenses. Anyway, I was browsing the web to see what kind of a lens mount is uses, and it's got whats called EF. I went on to Jessops site to look at what they've got , but there's nothing called EF. There's something called EF-S but they are all really expensive.

    Can this camera use the Canon AF lenses?

    Also any suggestions for cheap lenses, i.e. £150 and under?
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    EF-S is for sensors smaller than your 35mm film is. that means they will not work on an EOS 300.

    All standard EF lenses will work however. A lot of EF lenses are way more expensive than any EF-S though , so don't be shocked when you find some EF ;) .... in particular when it is an L-lens with the red stripe ("L" as in luxury ;))
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    oh, and by the way, I own an EOS 100 which is not that far from the 300 ... those a re quite nice cameras :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are many, many EF lenses. Also, companies like Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Vivitar etc....all make lenses in the EF mount (to fit EOS cameras).

    What's your budget?

    Here is a page with most of Canon's EF lenses.
     
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    There's no pricing, but it shows the current EF models.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's a low end 'consumer' zoom...which means the quality is not superb...and it will feel just like the lens you have. Not to bad for starters though.
     

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