Old Film Lens On New Camera

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AmatureCam
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Old Film Lens On New Camera
Jan 26, 2013

I have an old Canon EOS 650 film camera. It has a Canon Lens EF 50 mm. 1:1.8. Can I use this lens on the new Canon 3ti?

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Lemming51
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Yes. You can use any EF, EF-S, TS-E, or MP-E lens ever made.
In reply to AmatureCam, Jan 26, 2013

AmatureCam wrote:

I have an old Canon EOS 650 film camera. It has a Canon Lens EF 50 mm. 1:1.8. Can I use this lens on the new Canon 3ti?

The original ("mk I") EF 50 f/1.8 is a nice lens.  Optically the same as the current model EF 50 f/1.8 II, but it has much better build and manual focus ergonomics.

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AmatureCam wrote:

I have an old Canon EOS 650 film camera. It has a Canon Lens EF 50 mm. 1:1.8. Can I use this lens on the new Canon 3ti?

If it's EF, then you can. I have one of those myself with a metal mount. I almost never use it but it works well.

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In reply to Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee, Jan 26, 2013

Lemming51, Garry,

Thank you for the quick reply. I was so excited to try the lens and it works perfectly. The auto focus is fast and spot on, but a bit noisy when it hunts. I just got myself a new lens :).

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In reply to AmatureCam, Jan 26, 2013

There is a debate on here all the time as far as I can see?  Canon or Sigma or some other.  it is usually accompanied with I can afford it but?

If your lens is good for you go for it and don't look back

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