Flamedude707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4463 times:
Pretty simple question. Wondering if I can use my old Canon lenses from my film slr on a new Digital Rebel Xt. Will it work? Will the quality be crap? ust wondering. I am faiarly new to digital SLR's so I was really not sure.
Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3793 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4411 times:
Yes, you can use all EF lenses on the Rebel XT as well as Canon's EF-S lenses that are made for crop digital SLRs. You can also use all 3rd party lenses (Sigma, Tamron etc.) although I think some of them might need to be re-chiped.
Because the sensor of the Rebel XT is smaller than the frame covered by 35mm film, you will get the impression that your lenses have more zoom. For example, your 28mm lense will not be as wide as it was with your film camera but for aviation this is more of an advantage than a disadvantage.
I think that vingetting is more of a problem with full-frame DSLRs because the cropped sensor ones do not use the edges of the circle image that lenses produce. Even if there is vingetting, it will be negligible.