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by Audrey Eades
(Mount Zion, IL, United States )
"Can the Canon 100-400mm F5.6-8 attach to my Canon Rebel T6"
Thanks for asking about using an RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8.0 on your Canon Rebel t6. The response to your specific question also answers the broader question of whether any Canon RF lenses are compatible with EF, or EF-S DSLR cameras (like your Rebel t6).
Canon RF lenses cannot be adapted to fit Canon EOS full frame or APS-C Rebel "crop" cameras. RF lenses are designed to be mounted very close to the sensor of mirrorless cameras. The RF lens can't get close enough to the sensors in the Canon DSLR cameras because of the size of the mirror box in those DSLRs.
There are adapters (EF-EOS R adapters) to fit EF and EF-S lenses to mirrorless cameras. They are simple spacers that lengthen the distance of the EF and EF-S lenses to the sensor in mirrorless cameras and maintain a high level of communication between the lenses and the camera body.
That's not the answer you were hoping for, I'm sure. The RF 100-400mm lens is such an affordable way to get into wildlife, bird, and sports photography for new Canon mirrorless shooters.
Audrey, feel free to get back to me with any related questions about your Rebel t6 or RF mirrorless lenses.
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