Planning to switch from D800 to 5DIII Locked

Started Aug 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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OP iseeu Contributing Member • Posts: 845
Re: Go for it.

Keith Z Leonard wrote:

iseeu wrote:

Keith Z Leonard wrote:

Ha, I'm chiming in on this...

EF - electronic mount for canon lenses

EF-S - electronic mount for canon lenses that only works on crop cameras, you cannot mount these on 35mm "full frame" cameras because the rear of the lens will hit the mirror.

L - Luxury, the top of the line pro Canon lenses.

Now I starting to understand the code for the Canon lenses, so I can only used EF or L lenses, I have to remember that in buying used stuff, I have the 430 EXII flash for my EOS M, is it good enough for this 5D III??? or I need to get the 600.

I use a 430 ex II with my 5D3, more than good enough, in my opinion. I also use Yongnuo YN622 radio flash triggers, they work with ETTL and are cheap.

All L lenses are EF lenses, btw, but not all EF lenses are L lenses. Some examples.

Canon 85mm f1.8 is a very good prime, but not an L lens, but it is EF

Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS USM is EF-S, not L, won't work on 5D3.

Canon 50mm f1.2 L USM is EF and L.

Keith, I thank you for educating me about the code of the lenses, probably I will use the 430 EXII for the time being, maybe better to prioritize the lenses more important.

 iseeu's gear list:iseeu's gear list
Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
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