Canon, EF lenses and Canon digital SLR

Discussion in 'Canon' started by matt, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. matt

    matt Guest

    I'm currently considering buying a Canon EOS 350D (Digital Rebel XT in
    the States) and am puzzled re lenses.

    Firstly, will the following EF lenses be compatible with the 350D -

    EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III
    EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

    Also, re the 1.6 cropping issue when using an EF lens on a digital SLR
    - am I correct in saying that when using the EF lens with the 350D I
    still see what the lens sees, ie whatever I *see* through the
    camera/lens and photograph will be exactly the same as what is
    recorded on the digital media? Logic tells me this is the case seeing
    as it's SLR, but I want to be certain. :)

    matt, Mar 10, 2006
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  2. matt

    Tundris Guest

    yes, but I suggest you take a look to EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS
    check reviews at
    Tundris, Mar 10, 2006
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  3. EF lenses work fine but the 1.6 factor will work against you a bit for wide
    angle work and help a bit for telephoto. It's an SLR and what you see its
    what you will get.
    Charles Schuler, Mar 10, 2006
  4. matt

    matt Guest

    Thanks just wanted to be certain that I wasn't missing anything (eg I
    hadn't realised about the 1.6 factor until today as it's not
    highlighted in any of the Canon literature or many of the (short)
    reviews that I've read).
    matt, Mar 10, 2006
  5. The 350D is a nice camera and you can hang all those luscious Canon lenses
    on it. Before you buy, have you checked out the new 30D?
    Charles Schuler, Mar 10, 2006
  6. matt

    C J Southern Guest

    Agreed, although past about 150mm you start hanging the camera off the lens!

    30D is a far more robust camera - and it's shutter is rated at TWICE that of
    the 350D - definately get it if you can stretch the budget.

    How do I know this? Well, I used to have the 350 - but I sold it to buy the
    20D, and have never regretted it for a moment!
    C J Southern, Mar 11, 2006
  7. matt

    Paul J Gans Guest

    All EF lenses will fit the 350D. So will all EF-S lenses, though
    *they* cannot be used on 35mm film or full frame digital Canon
    Yes. What you see is what you get, except for the minor point
    that what you see in the viewfinder looking out through the lens
    is only about 95% of the image. This was also the case with many
    film cameras.

    ----- Paul J. Gans
    Paul J Gans, Mar 11, 2006
  8. matt

    matt Guest

    Somewhat out of my price range I'm sorry to say - I read that it's
    about £1000 ?
    matt, Mar 11, 2006
  9. matt

    LabRat Guest

    Once the 30D starts shipping, you will probably be able to pick up a 20D for
    a decent price. To me the 20D has a much more solid feel to it than the

    LabRat, Mar 11, 2006
  10. matt

    GF3 Guest

    I suggest that you forget about those turds and buy a good prime or two.
    GF3, Mar 12, 2006
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