Canon: EF filters = EF-S filters?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by [blu|shark], Jan 22, 2004.

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    [blu|shark] Guest

    Are filters for Canon EF series lens compatible with digital rebel's (EOS
    300D's) EF-S lens?

    thanks!
     
    [blu|shark], Jan 22, 2004
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    [BnH] Guest

    There is no such thing as Canon EF filter only .. there is only lens filter.
    And lens filter works universally.

    =bob=
     
    [BnH], Jan 22, 2004
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    Alan D-W Guest

    But didn't I read somewhere that when the lens that comes with the Rebel
    focuses the whole front ring rotates, thus messing up your polariser
    setting?
    Alan.
     
    Alan D-W, Jan 22, 2004
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    DHB Guest

    Yes, the EF-S 18-55mm kit lens front barrel does rotate when it focuses
    as do many other lenses. The simple solution when using a polarizer is to
    pre-focus & them rotate the polarizer for proper effect.

    You can let the camera do this with the AF via 1/2 press shutter then
    rotated the filter if needed or use AF to pre-focus then turn off AF on the
    lens & adjust the filter or lastly, leave the lens AF switch off & focus
    manually & adjust the filter.

    Life is full of choices & you must pick what works best for you. Most
    more expensive lenses have non rotating filter threads but even with those
    you may still need to readjust the polarizer filter if your subject moves
    laterally. If you subject only moves closer or further away than you
    probably won't need to re-adjust the polarizer.

    In the case of the kit lens or any lens that the filter threads rotate
    with focus or zooming, get used to focus & adjust the polarizer & snap the
    picture. It's a good habit to get into anyway, especially if you have
    lenses of both types.


    Hope my 2 cents helped.

    Respectfully, DHB
     
    DHB, Jan 22, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Any 58mm filter will fit it. Many of the lenses in the Canon line use this
    size, but far from all.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Jan 22, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    This is true of many of the lower priced EF lenses.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Jan 22, 2004
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  7. So does the the Canon EF 75-300mm lens. And any other non-IF
    (Internal Focusing) lens.
     
    Povl H. Pedersen, Jan 22, 2004
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    Chris Brown Guest

    The 50mm f/1.4 is not internally-focusing, but the front element does not
    rotate, it merely moves backwards and forwards.
     
    Chris Brown, Jan 23, 2004
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    Leonard Guest

    Ditto the 50/1.8 and the 35/2 and I assume several of the wide-angle
    primes.

    I was at Croft circuit shooting a GT race and there was this guy to my
    left using a lens with a front element that rotated when focusing, and
    he had attached this big Cokin filter setup to it. It looked really
    funny, all that construction on the front spinning every time he took
    a shot.

    Unfortunately I was unable to feel smug about the IF on my 70-210
    because the chap on my right had a 100-400 L. Mmm, nice.

    - Len
     
    Leonard, Jan 23, 2004
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