Digital Rebel lens to Film Rebel?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Rick Geyerman, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. I bought a new Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT and it works great. It came with
    an 18 - 55 mm lens.

    I already had a Canon EOS Rebel film camera with a 35 - 105 mm lens.

    I swapped the bigger film lens to the digital camera and it seems to work
    fine, but the new lens won't attach to the old film-camera body.

    What am I missing? Do I need an adaptor?
    Rick Geyerman, Sep 23, 2006
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    Scott W Guest

    The 18-55 lens will not work on either film cameras or full frame

    Scott W, Sep 23, 2006
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  3. Got it.

    Thanks, Scott.
    Rick Geyerman, Sep 23, 2006
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    Paul Rubin Guest

    The EF-S lens is designed for the Rebel digital cameras and won't work
    on the film models. The Rebel digital sensor is smaller than a film
    frame, and that allows the EF-S lens to be smaller and less expensive.
    But that also makes it inherently incapable of covering a film frame
    or a larger sensor (like the EOS-1DS series). So there is no adapter.
    Paul Rubin, Sep 23, 2006
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    just bob Guest

    The reason is it is an "EF-S" lens, and not EF
    just bob, Sep 23, 2006
  6. OK. Next question, if that's OK...

    I've read (here) about dust contamination on a digital camera's CMOS
    sensors. Is it a big issue to swap these lenses back and forth in a
    relatively quiet space? Or, are we talking *surgically clean.

    My pictures are mostly for home use, but I've published magazine photos and
    that was the purpose of my new purchase.
    Rick Geyerman, Sep 23, 2006
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    Scott W Guest

    Dust is mostly an over rated problem, I rarely even think about it. I
    am swaping lenses all the time and have very little trouble.

    Pretty much the only problems you will run into is higher f numbers,
    like f/16 and
    even then it is normally not a big problem.

    And cleaning the sensor is not all that hard either.

    Scott W, Sep 23, 2006
  8. Thanks again, Scott.

    Rick Geyerman, Sep 23, 2006
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