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Old Jan 17, 2005, 9:12 AM   #1
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I'm sure this question has been asked before but can old fd lenses be adapted for use on the EOS mount? I'm not concerned about auto focus but wonder about the the other functions of the camers.

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Old Jan 17, 2005, 9:22 AM   #2
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You cannot directly mount them.

BUT there is a fd - ef mount adapter floating around, it is hard to find.

When used the lensbecomes a full manual stop-down aperture, and manual focus. The FD lenses are also not quite as good optically on the digital cameras.

Adapter is back-ordered at Adroma http://www.adorama.com/CZFDEOSA.html...59748559768668

If you read their description the adapter adds another 1.3 crop and a 1 F stop loss, it looks like the adapter body acts like a short extension tube which meansthelens will also not be able to focus at infinity.

IMHO: Lots of trouble to geta limited capability, manual function lens.

Here is a rather good article on using "other" lenses on the EOS EF mount http://www.bobatkins.com/photography...focus_EOS.html.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 11:07 AM   #3
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Thanks PeterP

It looks as if I might as well sell my old AE1 and lenses and invest in new gear. The articles you noted show the gain is minimal. On another note do you have any experience with the front mount fisheye lenses that can be had for about $50?

I had one 20 years ago and had some fun with it and would like to get another.

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No, I haven't seen one of those for ages :lol:for slr formats. They might still be around.

There are a few made for video and P&S cameras.
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On another note do you have any experience with the front mount fisheye lenses that can be had for about $50?
FYI - http://photonotes.org/reviews/fisheye-adapter/
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