I am thinking about buying the Canon Rebel T6i (750D) and currently have the T3 (1100D).

Will a lens that I have on my T3 work on the T6i ? I would like to know if I can keep my lens or if I will have to sell it with the camera.

  • The current prices at both amazon & B&H for the T6i/750D are exactly the same for the body only or the kit with the 18-55!
    – Michael C
    Nov 3, 2015 at 22:43
  • If you want to upgrade you may get more by going a little higher. I was very pleased going from 400D to 70D- Nov 9, 2015 at 0:14

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Yes, any lens that works on your T3/1100D will also work on a T6i/750D.

But here's something you may want to consider: When selling your old T3 you might have a hard time selling just the body. Most folks who would buy a used T3 are looking to get started in photography and probably don't already have any lenses. So you may want to include the kit lens that came with the T3 in order to make it salable.

And the current price of the T6i with 18-55mm kit lens is exactly the same as the body only at amazon and B&H right now, so why wouldn't you also get the lens if it doesn't cost extra? This happens fairly frequently when Canon has promotions on the kits.


Short answer : Yes, any lens working on a T3 will work on a T6i.

Both Bodys are APS-C cameras compatible with EF and EF-S lenses. Have a look at those posts, you will find more informations :

For you culture, you can also read :

  • I wish I have seen this board before. This summarizes everything so efficiently with lens compatibility. I hopped from one site to another and still didn't get the clarity of lenses. Thank God for your post. May 3, 2017 at 2:08

You don't have to sell your lens. Both the T6i/750D and the T3/1100D are crop-body cameras, and can use Canon's EF-S lenses.

The Canon 7D, xxD, xxxD, and xxxxD bodies are all APS-C sensored "crop" bodies and can use EF-S lenses. You only need to worry if you're going up to a full-frame body, such as a Canon 5D, 6D, or 1DX series body.

I would also suggest that you contemplate whether a used xxD or 7D body might fit your needs better. The xxxD and xxxxD bodies are all entry-level and moving from one to another isn't as much of an upgrade in terms of hardware UI and feature improvements (e.g., dual-wheel controls, more advanced AF system, autofocus microadjust). While you will see processor/sensor upgrades, the usability of a dRebel is pretty much at a set level given its hardware limitations. And a used xxD body, one generation back, can often cost less than a current new dRebel.

See also: Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost?

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    The xx0D Rebels are a small step up from the xx00D rebels in terms of some features and options. But having said that, when I moved up from a Rebel XTi to a 50D it was like walking out of the dark and into the light!
    – Michael C
    Nov 3, 2015 at 22:45

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