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Can I use my old bayonnet style lenses on my Rebel?

I have an older canon camera with lots of lenses but they all have the older bayonnet style mounts. Does anyone know if there is an adapter or any way to use them on my new camera?

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I assume you mean the old FD mount lenses on the newer (20years old i think now - so not so new ) EOS mount if so have a read here

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