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    Defaultquestion about lenses??

    my uncle gave me a canon fd with 3 lenses (2 are the same). he works on pipelines so he goes all over the country and wanted to take pictures. he hasn't used it in years but he bought it the late 80's. i took a roll of film with it but haven't developed it yet but I'm sure they are somewhat scratched.

    the lenses are 28-70mm (2) and 70-210mm made by promaster. i have no clue if promaster is any good? but my question is....anyone know if they will fit a digital canon model? or do they only fit that particular canon film camera?

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    DefaultRe: question about lenses??

    I have not heard of promaster. The best thing would be to take it to a reputable camera shop and see if it can be mounted on your digital camera. Don't just try to do it as you could cause damage to your camera if the mechanisms don't line up properly.

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    DefaultRe: question about lenses??

    Is the Canon you received an EOS film camera? If it is, then the 28-70s and probably the other will fit the digital EOS line. If it's not an EOS camera, no they won't fit. I have the EOS 630 film camera that I got in the '80s. All the lens for it will fit my Canon EOS Rebel XT. If they are EF lenses they will fit both film and digital cameras. The EF-S lenses will only fit the digital line of EOS cameras. Hope this helps.


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    DefaultRe: question about lenses??

    so it's actually canon t50 which has a fd mount. so according to this site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_T50 they will not fit because eos are ef lenses.

    it that right?



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    DefaultRe: question about lenses??

    The way I'm reading it, and I also did some research, the answer is NO, it will not fit your digital camera. You have to have an adapater, which Canon makes and sells.

    Or, you can make your own...

    http://www.rit.edu/~andpph/text-eos-to-fd-adapter.html

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    DefaultRe: question about lenses??

    Be care of this adapter.  It doesn't work properly with the EF lenses. This was discussed on one of the Photo site I belong to.  I'll see if I can find the reference. 

    Check out this link. It's about using FD lens on an EOS 30D.
    http://www.photozo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32662

    While you're there, check out the site. It's a great photo site.


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    DefaultRe: question about lenses??

    thanks buddysmom for the link!



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