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Lens compatibility

New Contributor

I have a Canon Rebel 2000 SLR and a Rebel XT DSLR. Can I use the same lenses for both cameras? 


Respected Contributor



All Rebels are crop sensor cameras.  All will mount crop lenses (EF-s) and also mount full frame (EF) lenses. 


Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

Why do so many people say "FER-tographer"? Do they take "fertographs"?

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Actually the key word is EOS.  That means it will make use of the current ef or ef-s lenses.  As stated the Rebel or crop sensor line can use both.  The FF line can only use ef, they won't even mount ef-s lenses.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

Esteemed Contributor

One caveat... you cannot use the EOS "EF-M" lenses.  Those are specifically designed for Canon's "mirrorless" cameras (Canon EOS-M series camera bodies).  


But you CAN use any other Canon EOS lens with your camera.  This includes:

  • Any EF lens
  • Any EF-S lens
  • Any TS-E lens
  • The MP-E lens (there is only one)

The only EOS lenses you CANNOT use are:

  • Any EF-M lens



Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da