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Canon FD to EOS Adapter

Hi Chieh Cheng,

Do you happen to come across any adapter that can be used for Canon FD len on EOS mount? Tks.

Sam Tay
Sat, 21 Oct 2006 11:16:45 -0700

I think B&H used to sell one. The type without any optic elements. These ones do not allow FD lenses to focus to infinity. It will basically turn your FD lenses into macro lenses on the EOS camera. Nice thing about not having an optical element is that the adapter preserves the image quality of the FD lens.

There is also another type of FD to EOS adapter, with an optical element. This type allows the FD lens to focus to infinity. However, the optical element may reduce image quality slightly.

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 23 Oct 2006 10:44:02 -0700

Thank you Chieh Cheng,
I think I'll continue to shoot film/slide with my faithful F1 and FD lenses; and scan them into digital format. Thanks again.

Sam Tay
Tue, 24 Oct 2006 10:41:40 -0700


could anyone give me a link or more details on the optical adaptor, please, i've an old 50mm f1.2 fd that i'd like to mount on either a 350d/400d (neither purchased yet). as it cost a small fortune back in the day, and an eos replacement isn't exactly cheap, it makes sense to continue using "percy"


come on, i can't be the only person in the world to name his gear?

dave morgan
Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:09:18 -0700

Jusr consider this, that lens will be all manual, no aperture or focus control.

You are a lot better of with the EF 50mm f/1.4 which is only a half a stop slower and only $350 or so.

You can find the adapters on Ebay from what I hear.

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 16:56:30 -0700


thanks for the reply agesilaus, looks like it's time to retire my "family"

anyone wanna buy some fd lenses????????/

dave morgan
Sat, 28 Oct 2006 12:00:13 -0700

I went thru the same thing, but came to understand that it doesn't make much sense to have a fully automatic DSLR with manual lenses.

Also lenses designed for digital cameras have additional lens coating on the rear elements facing the camera sensor. That sensor is reflective and without rear element coating can cause some image quality reduction. So yes it is time for those old lenses to take a rest.

Sat, 28 Oct 2006 18:29:23 -0700

Excellent FD to EOS DSLR adapter: We never used for flat gloat glass sheet,
Our optical lens material suitable for camera lens. Multi layered coated -4 layers
is processed on the lens.
To avoid any flare/distorsion/foggy from cheapy conversion lens adapter, more improved
quality adapter has been completed and started to sell through our dealers and/or
directly from manufacturer:
visit at of search elefoto

Attached File: ELEFOTO NEWLY DESIGNED FD.pdf (67 KB)

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 02:53:34 -0700

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Excerpt: My uncle gave me his old Canon T50 with some lenses. It doesn't fit my 20D because it's a different lens mount. I was thinking that I can take an EOS body cap and the rear cap from one of the FD lenses to make an adapter. I googled this and found out that someone did it, but when I tried it, the epo . . .
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