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What was the "kit" lens that originally came with my Canon EOS 10D DSLR? was there a "2-Lens" Kit?


I know its been a while since its release in 2003 but does anyone remember what Lense(s) came with the 10D Kit?


I know it would have been the EF lenses as the 10D can NOT use the EF-S lenses produced later.


bought it used with a 35-80mm EF lens but i doubt this was the original, most used ones available online seem to come with the 18-55mm...... but this doesnt seem "long" enough for a typical "kit" lens.


was there an upgraded kit with 2 or more lenses?, if so what lenses?



"...most used ones available online seem to come with the 18-55mm...... but this doesnt seem "long" enough for a typical "kit" lens.."


Hmmmmm. A used 10D with an EF-S 18-55 would be a worthless combo. That lens won't even mount on the 10D. But it is the most common kit lens on today's crop sensor DSLRs. It's AOV on a cropper is roughly equivalent to a 28-90mm on a full frame camera, so it seems a reasonable choice for focal lengths.


The first camera to be able to use EF-S lenses was the Digital Rebel or 300D, which came out shortly after the 10D. The Rebel was introduced and offered with the first version of the EF-S 18-55mm.


When I bought my 10D I don't recall it being offered in kit with any particular "kit" lens. It might have been offered with the EF 28-135mm IS.... many of the later xxD models were. That's not a "kit lens", per se. It's an old film lens that's been around for quite a while, and actually offers better build, performance and image quality than many kit lenses... It's just not very wide on a crop sensor camera.  


I bought the 10D "body only". Can't recall seeing it offered in any kits.... but maybe just because I wasn't looking for it that way. 


I used my 10D with 24-70/2.8 and 17-35/2.8 that I had from my film cameras. I already had a 28-135, too.  Sometime later, when I found myself shooting digital more than film, I sold the 17-35 and got a Tokina 12-24, specifically because it could be used on the 10D (though by then I also had a 30D).




When new, the 10D was the first DSLR offered for less than $2000 (actually $1999). With the battery grip and shipping, it was around $2400.


Alan Myers

San Jose, Calif., USA
"Walk softly and carry a big lens."
GEAR: 5DII, 7D(x2), 50D(x3), some other cameras, various lenses & accessories


My first DSLR was the 10D and I also do not recall it being offered with a "Kit" lens. Most people just used what ever EOS film lenses they already had. 


The closest thing to a "Kit" lens may have been the EF 24-85mm 3.5-4.5 as all the Canon brochures and literature of the time showed the D30, D60, and 10D with that lens.











Mike Sowsun


Arriving late to community board!  My lens kit was a 28mm-105mm.


Yeah about 7 years too late. I doubt the OP is still interested or even around any longer.

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