Compatible Teleconverter Lens for Canon 350D Rebel XT 8.0

Discussion in 'Canon' started by texasclaw, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. texasclaw

    texasclaw Guest

    I am new to the Digital SLR world. Recently purchased a Canon 350D Rebel XT
    8.0 and need to know what teleconverters are compatible with this camera.
    Also is the Vivitar 3X that was compatible with the EOS SLR Film Camera,
    compatible with the Digital camera?

    texasclaw, Feb 5, 2006
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  2. More important, you need to know what TCs are compatible with the lenses
    you intend to use with them AND the body..
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Feb 5, 2006
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  3. Just buy Canon's and you don't have to worry bout this.


    "A combat photographer should be able to make you see the
    color of blood in black and white"

    David Douglas Duncan
    Speaking on why in Vietnam
    he worked only in black and white
    John A. Stovall, Feb 5, 2006
  4. texasclaw

    Dave Guest

    Try these links:

    To contact Canon for a product you currently own:


    Click here for support via email.




    Much of what you are looking for can be found in the Tech Support
    section of this site. Click here to view our online support options.
    Dave, Feb 6, 2006
  5. texasclaw

    C J Southern Guest

    I've chosen to use only Canon brand lenses and converters. Canon make 2 that
    will fit the Rebel XT (or in fact, any EF lens mount): The 1.4x and the 2.0x
    (the first loses you 1 stop, the 2nd 2 stops).

    The other side of the equasion though is that not all lenses can be used
    with the converters eg the 70-200 F2.8L IS USM Can, but the 24-70 F2.8L USM
    can't - there can also be other restrictions on which AF points can be used
    for AF etc.

    Do a spot of googling for the teleconverter compatibility chart.


    C J Southern, Feb 6, 2006
  6. texasclaw skrev:
    Excuse me for asking, but your camera has a 1.6x crop factor, and you
    intend to use a 3x teleconverter? Are the hubble telescope your ultimate
    goal? ;)

    But get a decent telephoto lense, and forget about teleconverters. your
    camera already act like one. And
    Geir Eivind Mork, Feb 6, 2006
  7. texasclaw

    JPS Guest

    In message <43e74449$>,
    Some lenses have much more resolution than a 1.6x XT can make use of.
    The pixel-level detail of current digitals and RAW conversion is not
    that great, too, and it doesn't hurt to oversample a little bit, but
    there are limits. Even if the 3x TC were a good 3x, it would take an
    extremely sharp lens to make it worth losing that much light. And you
    do lose quite a bit of light using TCs; not just the stops you lose in
    max aperture, but you also have to increase the shutter speed many
    times, and stop down a little to get lens sharpness worth magnifying.
    JPS, Feb 6, 2006
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