Lense type/fitment please help

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  1. tomcanonuk

    tomcanonuk TPF Noob!

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    Im new to this so sorry if i sound stupid!
    I have just purchased a Canon EOS 350D and am looking at buying a Tamron telephoto zoom lense. The lense is AF which i assume is auto focus. Will an AF lense work on my camera or does it need to be EF? thanks. Tom
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Third party lens vendors ( Sigma, Tokina, Tamron ) make lenses that are compatible with a variety of camera mounts ( Minolta, nikon, canon.. etc ). AF is short for autofocus. EF is the designation Canon has assigned to lenses compatible with their EOS line of cameras.

    If you purchase a Tamron lens that is manufactured with an Canon EF mount, you are good to go.
     
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    'Daniel' TPF Noob!

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    I think pretty much any new lens that you can by from a reputable brand weill only fit canon cameras after 1987(I think thats the date) which all use ef/ ef-s lenses so it will be fine. As long as you don't buy the nikon one or something :D
     

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