Lens For Canon 50e?

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  1. Alex Hopskotch

    Alex Hopskotch TPF Noob!

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    Okay well I got a Canon 50e body from one of my mom's friends as a present because he wasn't using it but I'm trying to find a lens that fits it. I tried my friend's kit lens from his 300D but it didn't fit. I went to a camera shop and the guy recommended me a 50mm f/1.8 which was exactly the lens I was looking for.
    Went to a closer camera shop today and was told the same lens wouldn't fit. He said it'll only work on digital cameras but I also got the feeling he didn't know much about cameras.
    The lens was a Canon EF-S II I think.
    Anyone any advice?
     
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    That is an EOS camera...so it will take all EF lenses. It will not take EF-S lenses though. EF-S lenses are designed as digital only.

    So you would be good with an EF 50mm F1.8.
     
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    Alex Hopskotch TPF Noob!

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    Thanks a million, thats exactly the sorta thing I asked the camera shop guy to explain to me but he didn't. Maybe the lens in the first shop was an EF and the second was an EF-S. Would ptobably make sense.
     
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    My understanding is that an EF-s lens will mount just like any EF lens, but when you take a shot the mirror will hit part of the lens.
     
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    No, I think the mount is slightly different, so that people don't accidentally damage the mirror on their film/full frame cameras. You can 'hack' an EF-S lens to fit though.
     
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    Here is a pic I found with google, the actual mount portion is the same, but on an EF-s lens there is that portion that juts out.
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    When I get home tonight ill try to mount an EF-s lens on my Elan and my 10D and see what happens. Not sure if it will mount with that portion on there or not.
     
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    I got the 50mm EF f/1.8 today. Fits perfectly. Mission accomplished.
     

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