Is Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and Canon EF 300mm F2.8 L USM compatible?

Below you will find your chosen camera and lens. Click on the product name for more information.

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Canon EOS Rebel SL1
Released: 2013
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
18 Megapixels
5184 x 3456 pixels

Canon EF 300mm F2.8 L USM

Canon EF 300mm F2.8 L USM
Released: 1987
Telephoto Lens (prime)
Focal Length: 300 mm
Aperture: f/2,8

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: February 2024

This is the short answer:

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together.

Versitale lens

Canon EF 300mm F2.8 L USM is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Canon EOS Rebel SL1.

Focal Length

The Canon camera has a sensor of type APS-C, a smaller version compared to a Full Frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.6x.

This lens has focal length:
300 mm

Since Canon EOS Rebel SL1 does not have a Full Frame sensor the experience focal length you will experience will be:
480 mm

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Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Canon EOS Rebel SL1
407 gram

Canon EF 300mm F2.8 L USM
2855 gram

Together they have a total weight of 3262 gram (equal to 7.19 lb).

Please note that Canon EF 300mm F2.8 L USM has a tripod mount which is great.

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