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Will my canon 80D lenses fit the canon 5D mark III?

CANON2
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I would like to buy canon 5D mark III, Will my canon 80D lenses fit the canon 5D mark III?

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@CANON2 wrote:

I would like to buy canon 5D mark III, Will my canon 80D lenses fit the canon 5D mark III?


If the lenses are EF-S, lenses, no. If they're EF lenses (no "-S"), then yes.

 

Note that any lens will have, at every point in its zoom range, a wider field of view on a 5D3 that it will at the same zoom setting on an 80D

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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As stated above the less expensive EF-s lenses are for crop sensor cameras only, so they'd fit your 80d but would not work on a 5d if you upgrade to full frame cameras like 5d3.  If you were going to buy the FF camera soon I'd hold off getting a lot of EF-s lenses, but it seems like you might be still a long time away from buying the 5d if you don't have the 80d yet. 

 

If you buy an 80d, there are package deals that give you a lens along with the camera, and there is a big discount on the lens. I might go ahead and get a kit lens just because it is so cheap and you can use it for a while.  Kit lenses like the 18-55 or the 18-135 are useful to get started and the 18-55 is only about $100 when you get them in the kit. 

 

If you want to skip the EF-s lenses and go for EF lenses you can use on 5d, look at getting a "white box" version of an EF 24-105 f/4 IS L.  That is the kit lens that comes with the full frame cameras like the 5d3, etc, so you can use it later when you upgrade. Sometimes people or camera stores break open the camera + lens package sets and sell the lens separately. You could find one for as little as $620, instead of the normal $999.00 price if you look.  It is an L" lens, meaning it is better build quality than ordinary lenses so it is a good lens to have. 

Scott

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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@CANON2 wrote:

Dear Scott, Thank you very much!

What I am planning to do is buying 80D till 5D Mark IV is released so I can use the lenses on 5D mark IV


The result of that strategy will be that your main camera will be full-frame, with a crop camera as backup. There are arguably some advantages to that, but the questions you've been asking suggest that they don't apply to your situation. Most FF users would prefer that their backup cameras be FF as well. So  why not forget the 80D and look for an affordable refurbished 5D Mk III? (Remember that the 80D is brand new, so you're probably going to pay top dollar for it.) When you do buy your 5D Mk IV, you'll know that the EF lenses you've accumulated will be the best match for both cameras.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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@RobertTheFat wrote:

@CANON2 wrote:

Dear Scott, Thank you very much!

What I am planning to do is buying 80D till 5D Mark IV is released so I can use the lenses on 5D mark IV


The result of that strategy will be that your main camera will be full-frame, with a crop camera as backup. There are arguably some advantages to that, but the questions you've been asking suggest that they don't apply to your situation. Most FF users would prefer that their backup cameras be FF as well. So  why not forget the 80D and look for an affordable refurbished 5D Mk III? (Remember that the 80D is brand new, so you're probably going to pay top dollar for it.) When you do buy your 5D Mk IV, you'll know that the EF lenses you've accumulated will be the best match for both cameras.


Alomst my thoughts exactly.  The newest APS-C body and the latest 5D make for an odd couple.  I think another idea for backup might be a 6D kit that comes with a PRO-100 printer.  The printer is practically free at B&H. 

 

The choice of first lens to buy is up in the air.  You cannot go wrong with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, though.

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@CANON2 wrote:
Thank you very much!
Great idea, since 6D is cheaper than 5D mark III, but do 6D lenses fit 5d?

Yes, the EOS 6D is a "full frame" camera body, just like the EOS 5D Series of cameras. 

 

I would advise a general, all-purpose, "standard zoom" lens as your initial lens purchase.  Another first lens option is to purchase 35mm or 50mm prime.  Canon offers a couple of selections [cost] at each focal length, and zoom range.

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@CANON2 wrote:

I would like to buy canon 5D mark III, Will my canon 80D lenses fit the canon 5D mark III?


If the lenses are EF-S, lenses, no. If they're EF lenses (no "-S"), then yes.

 

Note that any lens will have, at every point in its zoom range, a wider field of view on a 5D3 that it will at the same zoom setting on an 80D

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Thank you very much!

Could you please recommend best lenses for 80D that fit 5D mark iii?

If you can answer a couple of questions you can get better suggestions from the group.

 

What lenses do you already have?

 

What do you take pictures of?

 

If you have all kit zooms you don't have any large aperture lenses. Having at least one large aperture lens is really helpful as 1.) it helps you shoot in low light without having to slow the shutter or raise ISO too much and 2.)  it lets you get a shallow depth of field in focus for isolating one thing in a photo while blurring everything else out. 

 

Prime lenses (non-zooming lenses of fixed focal length) have large apertures. They are also usually a bit smaller and lighter than zooms.  They are sharper than zooms in the same price range. They are cheaper than zooms of equal image quality.

 

A 50mm f/1.8 or f/1.4 prime lens is a good lens for a crop camera, particularly for portraits, and on a full frame like 5d it is a good walk around lens. A 35mm prime is good for walk around on both a crop body and on a full frame body. 

Scott

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"?

Thank you for this helpful information.

 

I never have a canon camera before.

I will use it for family, landscape and travel.

 

 

 

As stated above the less expensive EF-s lenses are for crop sensor cameras only, so they'd fit your 80d but would not work on a 5d if you upgrade to full frame cameras like 5d3.  If you were going to buy the FF camera soon I'd hold off getting a lot of EF-s lenses, but it seems like you might be still a long time away from buying the 5d if you don't have the 80d yet. 

 

If you buy an 80d, there are package deals that give you a lens along with the camera, and there is a big discount on the lens. I might go ahead and get a kit lens just because it is so cheap and you can use it for a while.  Kit lenses like the 18-55 or the 18-135 are useful to get started and the 18-55 is only about $100 when you get them in the kit. 

 

If you want to skip the EF-s lenses and go for EF lenses you can use on 5d, look at getting a "white box" version of an EF 24-105 f/4 IS L.  That is the kit lens that comes with the full frame cameras like the 5d3, etc, so you can use it later when you upgrade. Sometimes people or camera stores break open the camera + lens package sets and sell the lens separately. You could find one for as little as $620, instead of the normal $999.00 price if you look.  It is an L" lens, meaning it is better build quality than ordinary lenses so it is a good lens to have. 

Scott

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"?

Dear Scott, Thank you very much!

What I am planning to do is buying 80D till 5D Mark IV is released so I can use the lenses on 5D mark IV


@CANON2 wrote:

Dear Scott, Thank you very much!

What I am planning to do is buying 80D till 5D Mark IV is released so I can use the lenses on 5D mark IV


The result of that strategy will be that your main camera will be full-frame, with a crop camera as backup. There are arguably some advantages to that, but the questions you've been asking suggest that they don't apply to your situation. Most FF users would prefer that their backup cameras be FF as well. So  why not forget the 80D and look for an affordable refurbished 5D Mk III? (Remember that the 80D is brand new, so you're probably going to pay top dollar for it.) When you do buy your 5D Mk IV, you'll know that the EF lenses you've accumulated will be the best match for both cameras.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Dear Bob, Thank you very much!

I will take your advice 


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@CANON2 wrote:

Dear Scott, Thank you very much!

What I am planning to do is buying 80D till 5D Mark IV is released so I can use the lenses on 5D mark IV


The result of that strategy will be that your main camera will be full-frame, with a crop camera as backup. There are arguably some advantages to that, but the questions you've been asking suggest that they don't apply to your situation. Most FF users would prefer that their backup cameras be FF as well. So  why not forget the 80D and look for an affordable refurbished 5D Mk III? (Remember that the 80D is brand new, so you're probably going to pay top dollar for it.) When you do buy your 5D Mk IV, you'll know that the EF lenses you've accumulated will be the best match for both cameras.


Alomst my thoughts exactly.  The newest APS-C body and the latest 5D make for an odd couple.  I think another idea for backup might be a 6D kit that comes with a PRO-100 printer.  The printer is practically free at B&H. 

 

The choice of first lens to buy is up in the air.  You cannot go wrong with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, though.

--------------------------------------------------------
"The right mouse button is your friend."
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