We are both satisfied with our cameras, mind you we both would love to have a Canon 5D MKIII camera each… but that is out of our price range, unfortunately. 😀
But when it comes to buying lenses, that is where we have made a slight error. We love the lenses we do have:
- EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6III
- EF-S 18-55mm f/3.-5.6 IS II
- EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
- EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
- EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
But should our numbers come up and we can get the Canon 5D MKIII, we have a problem. You see out of those lenses above there is only one that will fit that camera and that is the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6III. You see what we have found out is this… EF-S lenses can’t be used on these cameras:
- EOS-1D C
- EOS-1D X
- EOS 5D Mark III
- EOS 6D
The most we can upgrade to, so that we can use all of our EF-S lenses is the Canon EOS 7D. Which is rather a shame.
So before buying any additional lenses for your cameras… always check what the lens mount is and whether it will fit other cameras should you wish to upgrade your camera in the future. Mind you the 7D looks like a nice camera… anyway. And if we did have the luck to upgrade to a Canon 5D MKIII camera we would have to start all over again with regards to buying lenses.
Unless there is an adapter that allows you to use an EF-S lens on a Camera intended for only EF lenses, our lenses would be surplus to requirement. If there is a work around to the lens compatibility problem which doesn’t harm your camera or compromise the quality of your images… please comment below. I would love to know what it is.
So the moral of the story is think ahead… if you like photography it is only going to be natural that as you progress you will want better cameras and equipment… so think before you jump in with both feet and go out buying lenses.