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Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel

Hi guys- 

 

I was gifted a camera for my acceptance into my study abroad and I'm trying to decide what to get. I have a Rebel T2i and I was thinking about getting a Mark IV. Here's the thing my budget is 1600 so anything over I'm paying and as a full-time student reaching to price tag with a lens is just not feasible right now. 

 

That being said. 

 

I was wondering if my Rebel lenses would fit the body of the Mark IV and if so if that would be a good way to cut my overall cost. Other ideas are appreciated (and if you know where to get cheaper lenses lmk!

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Re: Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel

It depends on whether your lenses are EF-S or straight EF. EF-S lenses will not fit on a Mark IV.

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Re: Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel

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What are the specific features you are considering the Mark IV for? Did you look at the later Rebels or the 80D?

 

https://versus.com/en/canon-eos-5d-mark-iv-vs-canon-eos-80d

 

Also, look into Canon refurbs.

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/cameras/refurbished-eos-interchangeable-lens-cameras

John Hoffman
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Re: Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel

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@MadiBaine wrote:

Hi guys- 

 

I was gifted a camera for my acceptance into my study abroad and I'm trying to decide what to get. I have a Rebel T2i and I was thinking about getting a Mark IV. Here's the thing my budget is 1600 so anything over I'm paying and as a full-time student reaching to price tag with a lens is just not feasible right now. 

 

That being said. 

 

I was wondering if my Rebel lenses would fit the body of the Mark IV and if so if that would be a good way to cut my overall cost. Other ideas are appreciated (and if you know where to get cheaper lenses lmk!


It seems like you are saying your gifted budget is $1,600 (you can't buy a 5D Mk IV for $1,600)  Or is your budget $1,600 for just lenses? 

 

Since you are a student on a "budget" you should not buy a full frame 5D Mk IV.

 

I would recommend getting a Canon 80D because then all the lenses you currently use with your Rebel T2i will fit the 80D.

 

Most people would have EF-S lenses for their Rebel T2i cameras and maybe 1 or 2 EF lenses. If you were to get a full frame 5D Mk IV, any EF-S lenses you have will not fit. PLUS.... any EF lenses you might have will now suddenly appear to have a much shorter focal length.

 

Going full frame is an expensive proposition because it usually means you need to spend a lot of money buying new lenses to cover wide angle to telephoto. 

  

 

 

 

Mike Sowsun
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Re: Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel

"I have a Rebel T2i and I was thinking about getting a Mark IV."

 

Sell or donate the T2i and whatever lenses you have to some worthy person and buy an 80D. Get the 80D without a lens. Buy the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens.  Brand new this top drawer combo is outstanding and will take you far but does exceed your $1600 by a couple hundred. But well worth it plus you may be able to get it for less in the refurb store.

 

Forget the Mk IV idea. Its too expensive and the gear I suggested will do everything you want at a high level

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, even less and less other stuff.
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Re: Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel

BTW, not many people will mention a T2i and a 5D Mk IV in the same sentence.  Smiley Happy

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, even less and less other stuff.
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Re: Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel

Did you mean to say a Canon 6D Mark II?  

 

A Canon 5D IV is about $3k USD for a new "body only".

A Canon 6D II Is about $1500 USD for a new "body only".

 

A Canon 5D & 6D body are "full frame" sensor bodies.  The imaging sensor measures 36mm wide by 24mm tall.

A T2i uses an "APS-C" size sensor which is only 60% as wide & tall (roughly 22.5mm wide by 15mm tall).

 

Canon lenses meant for use on full frame bodies are "EF" series, and a few specialty lenses (TS-E series are tilt-shift lenses and the MP-E is a special extreme macro-photo lens).  These lenses project an image circle into the camera body which is large enough to completely fill the 36mm x 24mm sensor.

 

Canon lenses meant for use an APS-C bodies are "EF-S" series lenses.  These lenses project an image circle into the camera which is large enough to fill the 22.5mm x 15mm sensor but is NOT large enough to fill the frame of a 36mm x 24mm sensor.  More importantly, the EF-S lenses have a rear element that slightly protrudes into the camera body.  The mirror on a full-frame camera is larger than the mirror on an APS-C body and will hit the back of the lens when it tries to swing clear to take a shot.  For this reason, you CANNOT use an "EF-S" lens on a full-frame body (and Canon designed the camera body so it wont even let you mount the lens.)

 

You can go the other way... all "full frame" lenses will work on the Canon APS-C bodies ... in addition the APS-C lenses.

 

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel


@MadiBaine wrote:

Hi guys- 

 

I was gifted a camera for my acceptance into my study abroad and I'm trying to decide what to get. I have a Rebel T2i and I was thinking about getting a Mark IV. Here's the thing my budget is 1600 so anything over I'm paying and as a full-time student reaching to price tag with a lens is just not feasible right now. 

 

That being said. 

 

I was wondering if my Rebel lenses would fit the body of the Mark IV and if so if that would be a good way to cut my overall cost. Other ideas are appreciated (and if you know where to get cheaper lenses lmk!


First, and foremost, the EOS 5D Mark IV has a list price that just about double your stated budget.  Let’s rule that camera out of the running, but there is another body to consider, the EOS RP.  It is well within your budget, so I would give it a look.

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-rp-body

 

I already own a full frame camera body, so this camera body is not on my list of camera bodies that interest me.  But, Canon has not marketed this camera body for someone like me.  It is perfect for someone like you.  The EOS RP is designed for someone with an APS-C body and EF-S lenses looking for an upgrade path to a full frame camera body.

 

Canon is currently offering the EOS RP with a free EF-EOS-R mount adapter for your EF/EF-S lenses, a free body EG-E1 grip, and a free memory card. This camera is perfect for the casual shooter.  

 

The EOS RP is not made for the type of high performance needed by professional sports photographers.  It is more than capable of capturing very high quality stills and HD Video for family memories or social media.  It is designed to be a high performance photo/video extension to a smart phone, or a tablet like an iPad.

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Re: Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel

Hi guys! So I’ve come to the conclusion that the Mark IV isn’t for me, as many of you mention it is very expensive and it’s unreasonable for the price since my lenses don’t work with it. If they had I had found the body for 2100 on amazon so it would’ve only been $500 but it doesn’t. I know it seems kinda weird to go from a T2i to a much much much better newer model but the T2i was a gift in high school and this new camera will be an investment for the future. I’d like a camera with 4K video that works with my lenses so I went to look and am now thinking the eos R. Is there any reason I should be wary of the EOS R? And with the adapter it should work with the T2i lenses if I’m not mistaken?
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Re: Lenses for 5D Mark IV and Canon T2i Rebel


@MadiBaine wrote:
Hi guys! So I’ve come to the conclusion that the Mark IV isn’t for me, as many of you mention it is very expensive and it’s unreasonable for the price since my lenses don’t work with it. If they had I had found the body for 2100 on amazon so it would’ve only been $500 but it doesn’t. I know it seems kinda weird to go from a T2i to a much much much better newer model but the T2i was a gift in high school and this new camera will be an investment for the future. I’d like a camera with 4K video that works with my lenses so I went to look and am now thinking the eos R. Is there any reason I should be wary of the EOS R? And with the adapter it should work with the T2i lenses if I’m not mistaken?

I almost can guarantee you that that deal was ripoff, and the camera was a lemon and did not include a warranty.  NEVER buy big ticket items on Amazon, most especially when it comes to electronics.  You cannot always tell who the seller is.  

 

Stick to only buying from authorized Canon dealers, who will always sell the same products at the same price.

 

So, on that note, the EOS R is also way out of your budget.  My advice is to stick to the EOS RP.  I think it is best fit for your stated needs, even including the new one for 4K video.  Every DSLR or mirrorless camera currently on the market within your budget makes some sort of compromise to create 4K video.  You will not get the best of both worlds, photos and videos, for you rbudget.

 

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