Question about Cameras
I have a Canon EOS 500 approx 11 years old.
I have a 75-300mm EF Zoom Lens (1.5m/4.9ft) and also a 35-80mm (0.4m/1.3ft)
I am wanting to buy a new Canon Digital camera that will be compatable with these lenses.
Can you advise me what would be suitable on the market today for these lenses.
Canon makes several digital bodies which are "compatible" with those lenses. There are some obvious problems: 1. autofocus may be an issue; 2. the light meter may have to be programmed manually; 3. some of the digital features from the body side will not work if the lens cannot do what is asked of the computer. That all aside please consider the conversion factor as well. Digital sensors are not all the same format as 35mm sensors. So some bodies will be out and other you may have to compensate (ex. 1:1.3; 1:1.6). What this really means is that for instance on a 40d body, the 500mm lens will really be 800mm (500 x 1.6 = 800). Go to the www.canonusa.com website and look at the specification for the lens mount. If there is none there (as in the 1ds MKIII and 5d) there is no conversion factor as the sensor is full frame. Otherwise the 1.6 is the convertion factor. I would also stay away from the rebels as they are really built for the newer line of digital only lenses from Canon and will not be truly compatible with your lenses. Not that they won't take great pictures they just are designed differently. My recommendation is the 5d for many reasons: construction, full frame sensor and balance between features and price. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
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