Canon EOS IS lenses

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tom hardwick
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Anyone know how Canon's Image Stabilized lenses work?  I'm interested to know if an IS lens that stabilises the image on my 60D will do likewise when bayoneted to my 10D.  Is it the lens doing the work or is it the body sending the info through the body/lens mating contacts?
 
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Gavin Gration
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Re: Canon EOS IS lenses
The lens does the IS. However, the 10D only works with EF lenses.
 
The old 30D, 60D and 10D  were crop cameras but couldn't handle EFS lenses (unless you swapped/modified the back flange on the lens).
 
 
Hope this helps.
 
 
 
tom hardwick
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Re: Canon EOS IS lenses
Thanks Gavin.  I got from reading your Bob Atkins link that it was only the EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 that was the problem lens.  Surely the EF-S lenses were designed to cover Canon's smaller cropped sensor, and that includes the 10D right up to the 60D (or is there a 70D now?)
Gavin Gration
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Re: Canon EOS IS lenses
10D, D30 and D60 were crop bodies but they pre-dated EF-S.
 
18-55 is "hackable" - literally - not sure about chopping bits off any other EF-S lenses.
 
IIRC The 300D was the first EF-S compatible camera. Basically from that and the 20D upwards you could use EF-S lenses.
 
The D30 and D60 had other issues with older 3rd party "non-digital" lenses - oh what joy!