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Nick_Beale
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Moving to 5D
« on: May 28, 2008, 06:07:29 PM »

Howdy,

I've been shooting with a 3-year old Rebel XT and am looking at the 5D. Will my Rebel XT lenses be compatible with the 5D?

I have a Canon EFS 17-85mm IS, Sigma 70-300 APO DG, and a TamronSP AF Di 17-25mm.

Thanks for the info,

Nick Beale
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mondaly
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Re: Moving to 5D
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 07:08:59 PM »

I made the same move recently.
Actually I just received my new 5D with 24/105 f/4 today.
It feels much better than my Rebel XT.
In fact, it reminds me of my old Elan 7 film camera.
The Rebel XT body is just too small, even for small hands such as mine.
I have to purchase the grip for Rebel XT in order to use it effectively with the 70-200 f/4 IS.

Back to your question.
Your Canon EF-S lens is not compatible with 5D, but your Sigma lens should work fine with the 5D.
I'm not sure about your Tamron.
Are you sure it's the correct model name?
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Bob Atkins
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Re: Moving to 5D
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 07:56:38 PM »

Tamron Di series lenses will be fine on an EOS 5D. Di stands for "Digitally Integrated", meaning they are optimized for use on digital cameras, but they cover a full 35mm frame. There isn't a 17-25 Di as far as I know, but as long as it's a Di lens, not a DiII lens, it will be Ok whatever the focal length range is (I'd guess it's the 17-35).

Tamron DiII lenses are designed only to cover an APS-C sized sensor such as is found in the Digital Rebel series cameras and the 10D/20D/30D/40D. DiII lenses can physically be mounted on a 5D, but the carners of the image will be dark, or if not dark the image quality will be low.

Canon EF-S lenses will not mount on an EOS 5D. They are mechanically incompatible and they are only designed to cover the smaller APS-C digital sensor, so even if you could mout it, the image corners would be dark/soft. There would also be a danger of the 5D mirrior hitting the back of the lens if the lens was zoomed to 17mm.

The Sigma lens should be OK on a 5D.
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Jonnycorn
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Re: Moving to 5D
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 10:04:45 PM »

Hey Nick,

I also just made that same move and could not be more pleased.  I did not get the kit at the time, but looking back, I probably should have...  Either way, I can tell you that shooting with this camera has enriched my hobby in a huge way.  I could not be more pleased.

Best,

Jon
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Nick_Beale
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Re: Moving to 5D
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 08:11:17 AM »

Thanks for all the great replies! The Tamron Di is a 17-35, not 17-25. Note to self: "No wine, after nine."

Thanks again
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Bob Atkins
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Re: Moving to 5D
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 11:37:30 AM »

I'd echo the thought that you consider the 5D + EF 24-105/4L IS USM kit.

The 24-105 will take the place of the 17-85IS that you have now. In fact it will give you a wider field of view at 24mm than your 17-85 does on your XT at 17mm. It's a great lens and if you buy it as part of the kit you save about $350 on it. That's basically what I did. I still have the 17-85 for use on my 40D.

Amazon: EOS 5D + 24-15/4L IS USM   ~$2600
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