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    The past couple weeks I've been reading up on all the different Canon lenses I could possibly buy....but I have a dumb question that I probably already know the answer to:

    With the Canon EF (EF-S) lens system, I can basically put ANY lens on my T1i without having to worry about adapter rings, correct?

    With my Fuji if I bought a lens I usually had to buy a corresponding adapter ring (such as 52-55 or whatever). But from what I can tell, any Canon EF lens I get will fit right on my Canon (T1i) without needing an adapter...?

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    Yes, any EF lens will work for you.
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    Thanks so much!

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    Though if you ever want to upgrade to a full frame Canon, the EF-S lenses will not be of any use to you, only the EF (right, Amber?). Something to think about depending on your future plans.

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    Right Steph...the EF-S are for crop bodies only and will cause serious vignetting on full frames. I learned the hard way.
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    Good to know, thanks! I thought I had read somewhere that the "S" of the "EF-S" was just their term for digital-camera lenses.

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    Good stuff to know! I also have a T1i. So bascially if you can afford the EF lens, it's better to get that and not the EF-S in case you upgrade the camera?
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    If EF lenses "were "designed for film" (which I read here), then putting an EF lens on a Digital Rebel would compromise all wide-angle shots, right?

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    I don't understand the compomise all wide angle shots thing....basically, the EF-S were designed for crop bodies, and the EF designed for full bodies and work perfectly on all Canon DSLR's.
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    EF-S lenses can only be used on cropped sensors. EF lenses can be used on both. I think the confusion is that there is no cropped body in film so in film you can only use EF lenses. But in digital there are cropped sensors and full frame ones so it depends on your camera. Most of the higher end cameras (no matter the brand) are full frame though this is not a hard and fast rule.

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