Film lens on a digital camera... Problems?

13 years 1 month ago #33397 by chasrich
The lens I'm curious about is a Tamron-F AF 2x Tele-Converter C-AF1 BBAR MC7 for Canon AF 35mm film cameras. Now the question: Will a "film camera lens" work on my digital?

I understand the focal length ratings are measured differently but for a converter lens that should not be a factor - Right?

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent
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13 years 1 month ago - 13 years 1 month ago #33404 by Screamin Scott
I'm not a Canon shooter (Nikon), but I would believe it will since it is an AF converter. Now the older manual focus Canon lenses won't as they are the old FD mount. Canon turned off a lot of users when they switched mounts when AF bodies were introduced (as did Minolta)...With proper adapters, many older manual focus lenses made for other camera lines will mount & work on Canon's DSLR's...I use older manual focus film lenses all the time on my Nikon. It's a less expensive way to acquire longer focal length lenses without busting your budget. Be careful though as there may be some limitations to doing the adapter route...

Edit: you will still have to deal with a "crop" factor if you aren't using a full frame DSLR as that is due to the sensor size, not with lenses.

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13 years 1 month ago #33511 by Joves
Well Chas what body are you using? Your profile show only an Olympus. Canons are picky about which of their lenses will mount on their digitals. You will need a Canon user. I did find a site though that may be of help it is in PDF. www.porters.com/LENS%20COMPATIBILE.pdf and then there is wiki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF_lens_mount


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13 years 1 month ago #33523 by chasrich
Whoops... I need to update my profile. I guess I was too excited about getting the Canon 60D.

Your link gave me just what I needed. Newer Canon lens are not backward compatible with older bodies because they extend deeper into the body and damage the mirror. The good news it the older lens can be used on the newer body which is what I was hoping for. Thanks Joves and you too Scott for jumping in and helping me out.

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13 years 1 month ago #33893 by Joves
Your welcome. :cheer:


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