which lens

13 years 10 months ago #47 by wetdog
This may be a dumb question but do you have to buy a lens specific to your DSLR or can you use any lens??


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13 years 8 months ago #5018 by Solstar
If you haven't gotten and answer yet then I will try to help. It depends. You will always have to get a lens that is specifically designed to fit you brand of camera. 3rd party manufacturers will often make the same lens available in various mounts for different brands. Within lenses that are designed to fit your brand there are some that will go on all dslrs and some that won't. A small number of lenses are designed to work with the smaller sensor in APS-C class cameras (I use Canon so this would be the rebels, xxD series and the 7d) and would not work on a film camera or one with a full full size sensor (1D series and 5d series).
If you are using lenses that are designed to work with film or full size sensor cameras these will work with the smaller sensor cameras though you will get a 1.5-1.6 multiplication of the focal length (50mm will be mroe like 80mm). Hope that helps.


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