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How do I know whether a lens will work?

 
scottpow
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Dec 12, 2008 21:45 |  #1

I am moving into a full frame camera. How do I know whether a third party lens will work? I know the EF vs EF-S for Canon lens but what about the rest?

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Dec 12, 2008 21:47 |  #2

There is nothing else to know, except the EF = full frame, EF-S = Crop


EDIT: For third party, check the name (For Sigma, it needs to have DG in the name, not DC. DG means it will work on ff, DC means it will not).
For Tamron and Tokina, I have no idea. Just check their site


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Dec 12, 2008 21:50 |  #3

Tamron Di II and Sigma DC are for the crop bodies. Straight Di and DG are FF/universal. Tokina, you'll have to do some research; they don't have a separate line identifier. Anyone else you probably don't want the lens anyhow.


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Dec 12, 2008 22:13 |  #4

i believe tokina identifies the sensor size recommended on the box.
or at least mine says "APS-C"
but even if they say that, im using it on an APS-H sensor sized camera.




  
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Dec 12, 2008 22:39 |  #5

Thanks what I was looking for, the third party lens.

Jon wrote in post #6868295 (external link)
Tamron Di II and Sigma DC are for the crop bodies. Straight Di and DG are FF/universal. Tokina, you'll have to do some research; they don't have a separate line identifier. Anyone else you probably don't want the lens anyhow.




  
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