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I own a Canon EOS 1100D camera that was released in 2011. What lenses are still compatible with this model?

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  • @bogl but is this a question that should be answered? As I remember you are supposed to have do e some research prior to posting on stackexchange. Unless the research was to find out his first name then I'd say there is no effort or research done. A simple Google and open Wikipedia gives the answer to all questions. – Andreas Aug 25 at 15:15
  • @Andreas, probably not. It's rather low quality - as you are pointing out, and it's a duplicate - as scottbb is pointing out. – bogl Aug 25 at 15:27
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    What lenses are still compatible? Bro, the Canon EOS line has had the same lens mount since the late 80’s. Unless you’re shopping the discount/retro film section, just about any Canon lens you hold should attach. – Hueco Aug 25 at 21:33
  • @Hueco there have been electrical/software compatibility issues, eg the whole sigma rechipping story... but that usually involved older lenses on newer bodies.... – rackandboneman Aug 26 at 0:02
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I own a Canon EOS 1100D camera that was released in 2011. What lenses are still compatible with this model?

Canon EF lenses: All of them. Every single one made since 1987 when the EF mount was introduced.

Canon EF-S lenses: All of them. Every single one made since 2004 when EF-S lenses were introduced along with the EOS 20D.

Other lenses made by third party manufacturers for the EF/EF-S mount: Most of them made since the older camera in question appeared on the market. There are sometimes compatibility problems with older third party lenses and newer EOS (or Nikon, or Sony, or Pentax, Panasonic, Olympus, etc.) cameras. You would need to research a particular lens to see if any compatibility issues have been reported with your camera. Most are fairly well documented and easy to find with a proper internet search. In general you shouldn't have to worry about any third party EF lenses released since around 2011 when your EOS Rebel T3/1100D was introduced.

  • +1 for mentioning compatibility issues. One could of course underline that firmware updates may sometimes solve the issues of old third-party lenses and new camera bodies, but that doesn't help if the third-party lens is discontinued. – juhist Aug 26 at 12:26
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  • Consider supporting your local economy by purchasing a lens at a local camera store. Someone should be happy to assist you. Lenses are often organized by mount, so all lenses of interest should be located together. You can try them in store to ensure they work with your camera.

  • When searching online, look for lenses that specifically state they are for Canon EOS, EF, or EF-S.

    • Avoid lenses that do not say they are compatible with Canon or that say they are compatible with a different brand.

    • Avoid lenses that say they are for Canon FL, FD, EF-M, EOS-M, or RF.  These are older (FL/FD) and newer (EOS-M/EF-M, RF) mounts that are not compatible with your camera.

  • If a picture of the mount is shown in an item listing, compare it with your existing lens to make sure it matches. Note:

    • Apparent overall diameter.
    • Number and position of contacts.
    • Number and relative size of tabs.
    • Position of locking slot.
    • Presence of any mechanical linkages (there should be none).
  • Canon EOS 1100D has an APS-C crop sensor (EF-S). It will work fine with lenses made for full frame (EF).

  • See What do all those cryptic number and letter codes in a lens name mean?

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