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Old Feb 28, 2009, 5:18 PM   #1
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I have a Canon FD 35mm 1.2 lense that's currently mounted on a old Canon FTb. I know this is a old camera. Question is, will I be able touse this lense. I do understand non of the AF stuff will work.


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Old Mar 1, 2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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You would have to use some sort of FD lens to EF adapter. The mounts are different.

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Old Mar 4, 2009, 10:30 PM   #3
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Even if someone made an adapter, the lens would not focus to infinity.

The registration distance (distance from mount to film/sensor plane) is 42mm on the old FL/FD lens mountsand 44mm on the EF (EOS). The FL/FD mounts have a breech/lock system, which adds about 5mm to the mount depth. This means that with an adapter from FL/FD (if you could find one), the total distance will around perhaps 46-48mm, which is much too large to expect any lens to focus to infinity.

Because of these reasons, any adapters are not just an adapter ring, but include a glass element, akin to a low power teleconverter. And of course, this glass element will degrade the lens perfomance.
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