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DIY: Mounting Canon FD to Canon EOS

I have a lot of Canon superb FD lenses and want to use it on Canon EOS 10D body. I also have several Canon/Nikon cameras for my daily work. I tried to use adapter with optical seem not effective well except macrophotography. Seem the adapters were not good way to resolve with FD's 42mm to EOS' 44mm. Canon is guilty for stupid designed to prevent anyone to use FD lenses and create lousy EF series lenses that provide a lot of breakdown due electronic parts and cheap platic instead of brass or metal items and of course, they became more and more greedy to make money.

My question is, if it possible to alter EOS 10D body mount and mill some metal out by 2mm off and use FD mount from old camera into the 10D, remove stupid electrical contacts out of way and put black coated plate to close the hole. My concern is focus with focusing screen and eyepiece may not able to work proper because of different image angle between FD and EF?

Any suggestion?

Steven
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 15:00:17 +0000

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Title: Canon FD to EOS Adapter
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