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Susanne Coates
XL-2 Lens on 5D MIII
on Apr 21, 2013 at 6:13:33 pm

Hello,

Does anyone know if it is possible to use a Canon XL-2 lens (XL mount) on a Canon 5D Mark 3 (EF Mount) body?


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Ryan Holmes
Re: XL-2 Lens on 5D MIII
on Apr 22, 2013 at 2:03:00 am

They don't make an adapter that I'm aware of. Additionally, given that XL lenses were designed to cover a very small sensor (1/3 inch or so), there's no way the lens will cover your full-frame 5DIII sensor. Even if you could adapt the XL lens I'm not sure why you would want to. XL lenses are cheap, not sharp, and won't cover your entire sensor.

Just my $.02

Ryan Holmes
http://www.ryanholmes.me
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Susanne Coates
Re: XL-2 Lens on 5D MIII
on Apr 22, 2013 at 1:16:18 pm

Thanks Ryan,

The only reason I was interested in doing this was to save some money initially - get the camera body first, use the old lenses, then buy better lenses later. After some unsuccessful searching to find an adaptor I suspected that it was not possible for one reason or another to adapt the lens. So... guess I'll be on the hook for a lens too.

Thanks again for your reply,
- Susanne


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