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What is the cheapest EF mount prime lens I could get?

 
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Oct 16, 2011 21:47 |  #1

I'm looking for a super cheap prime to use on a Canon Rebel G film camera. I know the 50 1.8 is around $120 new, but I wanted to know if there are any 3rd party lenses that would be cheaper than that. I would prefer it be within the 30-60mm range. I wasn't sure if sigma/tamron/whoever made any cheaper primes. Also, autofocus is not important. Even if the lens included AF, I'd more than likely be focusing manually anyway. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance. :)


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Oct 16, 2011 21:48 |  #2

50mm f1.8 is it. It's often under $100 used.

You might look for some really old Sigma ones that don't work on digital, but those are likely not going to be less than $100


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Oct 16, 2011 21:56 |  #3

tkbslc wrote in post #13259597 (external link)
You might look for some really old Sigma ones that don't work on digital, but those are likely not going to be less than $100

If you simply want it to attach to the camera (and not inherently have an EF mount), you might also look at old third party manual-focus lenses.


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Oct 16, 2011 22:02 |  #4

^----Any suggestions by chance? I guess it really doesn't have to be natively EF. As long as it will fit on an EF mount and stay there, that's good enough for me. No adapters though. That's kinda my problem now. I'm using an FD 50mm 1.4 with an FD to EF adapter, and it just isn't cutting it. I can't use it wide open, and it adds 1.2x to the focal length, which is annoying.


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Oct 16, 2011 22:13 |  #5

What's the point of adapting a manual lens to the film EOS, when you already have the AE-1 and Konica, both with good 50mm primes.


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Oct 16, 2011 23:06 |  #6

My ae-1 is having shutter issues, and my konica has been having problems with the film spool actually taking up film. I just need something to tide me over (the rebel G) until I get the issues with the other cameras sorted out. Photography is a bad addiction. I have to get my fix however I can.


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Oct 16, 2011 23:49 |  #7

You can try some M42 mount manual lenses, they take glassless adapters to EF mount which still allow for infinity focus.


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Oct 16, 2011 23:55 |  #8

Good call. I'll look into that. Thank you. :)


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