Difference between Film and Digital SLR camera lenses

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by max graff, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. max graff

    max graff Guest

    Hi guys,

    I own an EOS 30 film camera and a range of Canon lenses. I am planning
    on buying an EOS 40D and was wandering if I could still use my
    existing lenses.

    Does anyone know if there are any things I should be aware of before
    moving on etc.

    A feedback will be very much appreciated.


    max graff, Aug 30, 2007
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  2. max graff

    Smee Guest

    Smee, Aug 30, 2007
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  3. max graff

    Avery Guest

    Yes, your old lenses should work. One of the best reasons for staying
    with a brand , is having old lenses that will work with the new

    Be aware of the "crop factor", epending on the size of the sensor in
    your new camera there will be a difference between your 35mm camera
    and the digital. It will probably be a factor of about 1.5, that
    means that you need to multiply the focal length of your lens by 1.5
    to get its effective field of view on the digital camera. Your 50mm
    lens essentially becomes 75mm
    Avery, Aug 30, 2007
  4. max graff

    max graff Guest

    Does this mean my images will be clipped from the sides and resulting
    in loss of detail?
    max graff, Aug 30, 2007
  5. max graff

    Smee Guest

    Nope they won't be clipped as such.
    You are best off visiting some canon forums for more information as for
    starters the cropfactor is 1.6 for canon not 1.5
    go here
    sign in and learn all there is to know about canon cameras and lenses.
    Smee, Aug 31, 2007
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