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Will EOS T3 Rebel lens work with Canon's newer mirrorless cameras?

Hello Forum;

 

Question: Will the Canon EOS T3 Rebel 18-55 lens work with the Canon mirrorless cameras?

 

I have got a Canon EOS T3 Rebel camera I bought about five years ago. I am wanting to upgrade to a newer camera and am considering the Canon mirrorless cameras.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

 

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Re: Will EOS T3 Rebel lens work with Canon's newer mirrorless cameras?

It will require an adapter.

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Re: Will EOS T3 Rebel lens work with Canon's newer mirrorless cameras?


@petenorris wrote:

Hello Forum;

 

Question: Will the Canon EOS T3 Rebel 18-55 lens work with the Canon mirrorless cameras?

 

I have got a Canon EOS T3 Rebel camera I bought about five years ago. I am wanting to upgrade to a newer camera and am considering the Canon mirrorless cameras.

 

Thank you in advance.

 


Which mirrorless cameras are you considering? If it's the full-frame "R" series, then even with an adapter, the image produced by your 18-55 lens won't cover the entire sensor, since that lens was designed for cameras with the smaller APS-C sensor. So you won't get the benefit of the camera's full resolution.

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Re: Will EOS T3 Rebel lens work with Canon's newer mirrorless cameras?

Yes, you can use your EF or EF-S lenses on a Canon morrorless camera, but you will need an adapter. It would cost about $100-200 depending on what brand, and what format you buy. 

 

Mirrorless cameras are designed to have the lens mount closer to the image sensor. To mount a DSLR lens on a Mirrorless camera, you need to restore the correct mounting distance. The adapter, is really just a spacer tube with electrical contacts. 

 

Canon has APS-C "M" series Mirrorless Crop cameras that use the EF-M lens mount,  and the Full Frame "R" series Mirrorless cameras that use the RF mount.

 

You would need either an EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter or EF/EF-S to RF adapter depending on which Canon Mirrrless camera you buy. 

 

 

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Re: Will EOS T3 Rebel lens work with Canon's newer mirrorless cameras?

Thanks everyone for responding. Smiley Happy

 

I'm going to have to do my research before buying a new camera.

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Re: Will EOS T3 Rebel lens work with Canon's newer mirrorless cameras?

"I'm going to have to do my research before buying a new camera."

 

Good idea.  Adapters are just that adapters, not the best idea in my book.  The lens designed exactly for the camera is always the best go.

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