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Using film lens on my Rebel XS?

 
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Jul 01, 2011 16:04 |  #1

Hi all!

I have a quick question. Long story short, I was searching for a used Canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens on eBay, and ended up mixing up the lenses I was looking at and bid on the film version xD

I can go through the trouble of having the owner delete my bid (or maybe someone else will buy it) but since it's such a good price, I'm wondering: Would I be able to use this lens on my Canon Rebel XS? I'd really just like to know if it would fit and work as I need a good portrait lens for a senior session in August.
Would there be a difference in quality, as well? Thanks in advance!




  
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Jul 01, 2011 16:24 |  #2

All EF canon lenses will fit EOS camera bodies film or digital from 1987-2011 so I don't see a probelm .


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Jul 01, 2011 16:28 |  #3

What do you mean by the film version of the lens? If you mean FD mount, it will not work.




  
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Jul 01, 2011 17:01 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #4

Yes, I mean the FD mount that was originally created for film cameras. I read elsewhere that I'd need an adaptor...? Doesn't sound worth the trouble, probably would be better to pay more for a EF 50mm.




  
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Jul 01, 2011 17:17 |  #5

if you get the normal adapters, which has glass, you can put the FD lenses on an EF mount at the loss of quality (because of the extra glass). If you don't have the glass, you'll lose infinity focus.

The only way to adapt the lens w/out the glass is the "convert" it to an EF mount by removing the FD mount and replacing it w/ an EF mount...although, I'm not sure how it's done. I think it does require some lens "surgery" though.




  
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Jul 01, 2011 17:23 |  #6

I'm pigheaded, so I went against the wisdom on these boards, and I bought an adapter for my FD 50mm. Long story short... The people here were right. The results were garbage! I ended up buying the plastic 50. :-)

Now, if you want to dabble in manual focus, find an M42 adapter, and scour craig's list for M42 mount lenses. I've had a lot of fun with my 135mm Takumar.


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