Canon A80: Will wide & tele lenses work with future cameras?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Tom Trombone, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Tom Trombone

    Tom Trombone Guest

    I have a Canon A80 which I am pretty happy with. I'm thinking about
    buying the wide and/or tele lens converters for it, and as they're not
    exactly cheap, I was wondering what the chance is that they'll work with
    my *next* digicam, which I probably won't purchase for 2 or 3 years.
    Are these things strictly proprietary and model specific? Or can I
    expect to continue using them with a future model, even if it must be a
    Canon. I'd appreciate any informed opinions.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
    Tom Trombone, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. Tom Trombone

    Fred B. Guest

    I have an A40 with the telephoto lens. The later models will use this same
    lens, but with different adapter. But there is NO guarentte of future
    camers.
     
    Fred B., Aug 30, 2004
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  3. These are afocal converters. They will work, to some extent, with any
    lens you can mechanically mount them on. However, the recommended Canon
    converters may be optimized for that family of zoom lenses, and not work
    as well with other future lenses - either in terms of vignetting, or
    geometric distortion, or chromatic aberrations.

    But they're probably as good as buying a Kenko or Tiffen converter,
    which also can't be optimized for the particular lens in any one
    camera.

    Dave
     
    Dave Martindale, Aug 31, 2004
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