Why doesnt it work for 5D? Im just curious why this lens is not compatible to higher end cameras like the 5D?
asked by Brett Whitling on November 7, 2010
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Any EF-S lens is designed specifically for the crop sensor size of various Canon digital cameras. The EF-S lenses extend further back into the camera and can damage the mirror on a full-frame camera. The 5D has a full-frame sensor making it incompatible with any EF-S lenses.

Also, the crop sensor cameras can us any EF or EF-S lens...but you have to multiple the zoom range by the crop factor (most are 1.6x). So an EF lens listed as a 50mm is actually equivalent to 80mm on a crop sensor camera (1.6 * 50mm = 80mm).

Hope that helps.
MD answered on December 2, 2010
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You may be able to use this on your 5d if you add a closeup tube.
Matt49 answered on December 8, 2014
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