Canon EOS 650 + lens compatibility

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Bella Jones, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Bella Jones

    Bella Jones Guest

    Hi all

    A friend has just let me be custodian of his old Canon EOS 650 film
    camera, with Zenitar fisheye lens currently attached. (K2,8/16)

    I'm wondering if the lens I have for my EOS 350 (Rebel XT) DSLR will fit
    on it - it's a Tamron 28-75 f2.8. (Full name 'Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR
    Di LD (IF)' etc)

    I've been round the houses googling Canon lens mounts, but my head is
    about to explode. I understand that the kit lens that came with the
    Rebel won't fit the 650, but the Tamron might?

    Am I also right in thinking that the Zenitar won't fit the Rebel?

    Thanks for any thoughts. I'd rather read about it first than try it and
    bugger something up.

    Thanks for any thoughts.

    Bella Jones, Mar 6, 2006
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  2. Hi Bella.

    My understanbding is that the 350 digital and 650 share the same lens mount
    so the lenses should fit both bodies.
    There is an exception. Canon EF-S lenses are desinged for Canon digital
    bodies with sensors that are smaller than a 35mm frame. These EF-S lenses
    will not fit film bodies (such as your 650) or full-frame digital bodies.

    There may be room for confusion due to Canon using one mount for their
    autofocus lenses and a non-compatible mount for their older manual focus

    Personally, I use Canon 35mm and APS SLRs and the lenses are completely
    compatible with both types of body.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred Anonymous, Mar 6, 2006
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  3. Bella Jones

    John Fryatt Guest

    Well, my understanding is that the EF lens mount is a 'standard' thing,
    i.e. all EF lenses fit all EOS cameras.
    The only exception that I know of are the EF-S lenses, which have the
    same bayonet etc. but are only designed to cover the smaller digital
    sensor found on the EOS 300D, 350D, 20D, etc.

    It looks like the Tamron should be ok. Di indicates that it is designed
    for digital cameras, in terms of certain optical criteria, which is a
    little vague. However, their site says DiII identifies lenses
    specifically designed for smaller digital sensors. Your lenses is not
    DiII so you should ok.
    John Fryatt, Mar 6, 2006
  4. Bella Jones

    Jon B Guest

    Both lenses should be fine on both cameras. Your only lens that won't
    fit both is the 18-55 kit lens as thats the ES-F lens that protrudes
    further inside the body and into the way of the mirror, but the mount
    won't physically fit so you couldn't even fit it if you tried [1].

    The Tamron Di stands for a digital enhanced coating but should be fine
    on the film body. Problems occur when you try using a full on digital
    only lens that doesn't cover a full frame 35mm field of view such as
    some of the 10-20mm lens etc.

    <> shows a quick
    review of the Zenitar on a 10D body. I think at worst the 350D would
    just come up with an error code if it doesn't like the lens which would
    go away on removal.

    [1] Well you could if you hack sawed part of lens off but then you would
    be in trouble.
    Jon B, Mar 6, 2006
  5. Bella Jones

    Bella Jones Guest

    Thanks very much everyone for the replies. I think I know what I'm
    doing now. When I get a minute I'll try them all out.

    Sodding vile rain today though. Ugh. :-(
    Heh. The good news is that the thing caught in my viewfinder has
    slipped out of sight, so that's one problem down.
    Bella Jones, Mar 7, 2006
  6. Bella Jones

    Jon B Guest

    Quite, I'm off over snake pass now [1], usually lovely in the sun, but
    its raining and today I'm driving a diesel, yuk & yuk. Got the camera
    though just in case....

    [1] Well now it's posted it is infact past tense, we had snow, but no
    views I could quite angle to make a picture, well not under the time
    constraints of having to get to a location in manchester, drop off a
    load of display items, set it up, and get out again all in a 2hr
    allocated time slot.
    Jon B, Mar 7, 2006
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