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Old Oct 29, 2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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I have a Cannon A2E with a Cannon EF 28-105 1:35-4.5 lens and a EF 75-300 1:4-5.6 both Ultrasonic.
My question is if I buy a new Cannon SLR such as the EOS 60D can I put the A2E away and use my old lenses with the new SLR?

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They will fit, but I'm afraid they're not really up to the job required by modern sensors.

Also they have a crop factor which means you need to multiply by 1.6 to get the 35mm equivalent, so 28 is no longer a wide angle.

I recommend getting the kit 18-55 IS lens with the camera it's a far superior lens to your 28-105. Try out the 75-300 and see what you think,chances are that you won't be very happy with it if you do much telephoto shooting though.
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They will fit, but I'm afraid they're not really up to the job required by modern sensors.

Also they have a crop factor which means you need to multiply by 1.6 to get the 35mm equivalent, so 28 is no longer a wide angle.

I recommend getting the kit 18-55 IS lens with the camera it's a far superior lens to your 28-105. Try out the 75-300 and see what you think,chances are that you won't be very happy with it if you do much telephoto shooting though.
Thank you for the fast responce. If I buy the 18-55 IS what telephoto lens would you think I should buy?
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If I buy the 18-55 IS what telephoto lens would you think I should buy?
The Canon 55-250 IS isn't a bad choice, it's better than the 75-300 you've got, it's stabilized, and it's relatively inexpensive. Canon also has 3 different 70-300 lenses that are all stabilized, and better in order by price (duh.) There's also the unstabilized Tamron 70-300 Di LD that's a reasonably good, inexpensive choice, and the Tamron SP 70-300 VC USD that's good and it's stabilized.
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Good combos at different price points:
1. 18-55 IS + 55-250 IS
2. 15-85 IS + 70-300 IS
3. 17-55 f2.8 IS + 70-300 IS L

All are very decent performers and you pretty much get what you pay for. Roughly you might peg them against the Rebels, 60D, 7D respectively, but all will work with all.
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