Canon Rebel T2i Compatible Lenses

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Howdy friends! I received a couple questions about compatible lenses for the Canon Rebel T2i

  1. How do I know which lenses will work with the T2i?
  2. Which Tamron lenses will work with the Canon T2i?
  3. Which Sigma lenses will work with the Canon T2i?
  4. What is the T2i focal length or 35mm equivalent mean?

Canon Rebel T2i Compatible Lenses

The Canon T2i is equipped with an EF lens mount, which basically means it can accept any Canon lenses with the EF or EF-S label. If you’re feeling adventurous you can download the official Canon lens chart here to see the entire EF lens lineup. Here are some of the more popular Canon EF lenses for beginners…

Tamron Lenses Compatible with the Canon T2i

When searching for compatible Tamron lenses, just make sure they are compatible with the Canon EF mount. Here are some of the more popular Tamron lenses that are compatible with the T2i…

Sigma Lenses Compatible with the T2i

When searching for compatible Sigma lenses, just make sure they are compatible with the Canon EF mount. Here are some of the more popular Sigma lenses that are compatible with the T2i…

Canon Rebel T2i Focal Length Info for Beginners

The T2i and many other digital SLRs have sensors that are smaller than the size of 35mm film. So when you attach a lens to the T2i, you have to add in the focal length multiplier to get your actual 35mm equivalent. The focal length multiplier for the T2i is 1.6x. For example, if we attach a 50mm lens to the T2i the actual focal length would be 80mm (50 x 1.6 = 80).

You may be wondering why you need to know this…lets say you have a compact camera that starts out at 24mm and you have the T2i with the kit lens which starts out at 18mm. When you add in the multiplier, the actual focal length of the kit lens is 28mm to 88mm. So your compact camera would actually have a wider field of view than the kit lens. Likewise, if the telephoto on your compact camera is 300mm and you attach a Canon EF-S 55-250mm to your T2i, the actual focal length of that lens would be 400mm. So the zoom lens on the T2i would get you closer to the action.

I hope this clears up some of the questions surrounding lens compatibility for the Canon T2i. Happy Shooting!

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