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Opteka Canon FD (Manual Focus) Lens to Canon EOS EF (Auto Focus) Body Mount Adapter with Optical Elements

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  • Allowes the use of Canon FD manual focus lenses on Canon EOS EF SLR bodies
  • Focus to infinity
  • Built in lock
  • Multi-coated optical glass
  • 1 Year Warranty

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Opteka Canon FD (Manual Focus) Lens to Canon EOS EF (Auto Focus) Body Mount Adapter with Optical Elements + Fotodiox Canon EOS Macro Extension Tube Set for Extreme Close-Ups
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Opteka
  • Model: FDTOEOS

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001KM5K98
  • Item model number: FDTOEOS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 6, 2008

Product Description

The Opteka FD (Manual Focus) System to Canon EOS (Auto Focus) Series Cameras Lens Adapter allows the use of older Canon FD series lenses on Canon's EOS (auto focus) series cameras. Unlike other simple mount adapters, this is an optical adapter which is actually at the same time also a short teleconverter, which increases the focal length by a factor of 1.25x, and reduces the lens aperture by approx. one f/stop. This adapter allows for focusing at infinity.

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It is pretty well made and nice looking however as far as the optics!?
Chinkasourus
Nowadays many people are trying to make video look like film, and I feel like the image I get from the lenses I have produces a more "film-like" quality.
Remember '95
Overall this is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone hoping to get extra life out of old lenses.
Nickolas Warner

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By John Robert Williams on October 8, 2009
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It took a lot of fiddling to figure out that the internal glass was threaded too deeply, not allowing for infinity focus. After tweaking the alignment, it works reasonably well. Resolution tests prove the two elements of glass really kills the contrast and the resolution of the FD lenses. I've got 15 good to great FD pieces I really wanted to use again. After testing, the loss of sharpness was a disappointment. Stopping down helps, but it's nowhere near what an EOS lens creates. Buy it for a specialty trick, but don't get your hopes up too high. Sigh, I really wanted this to be an answer. Someone needs to make a great lens insert for this product, then it would be a god-send!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Opti Mystic on November 24, 2011
This little adapter allows you to mount your legacy Canon FD mount lenses on Canon EOS bodies, and retain the ability to focus to infinity. For the price, it is adequate. It does physically mount the lens and focus to infinity. But the cheap glass used in this adapter is not of highest quality. You will notice a loss of resolution and contrast. It will vignette with long lenses on a full frame body. Still, for the money it serves acceptably. If you want a special purpose or very expensive FD lens to mount on your EOS camera, this will work -- with the caveats noted. Many of us have fond memories of using high quality Canon FD lenses and for that purpose this can still be an enjoyable tool.

Background: When Canon went to autofocus, they built an adapter for their FD lenses like this one, but it was much superior optically and mechanically. There was a second macro version that Canon made, with no glass and hence no focus to infinity. They were only supplied to their Canon Professional Services members in limited volumes. These were both high quality Canon products. Unfortunately they are now rare and a collectors' items, quite expensive if you can find one.

Cheap clones of both versions are now widely available. This Opteka adapter is typical of the version with glass. There are also clones of the version without glass that serve well for FD macro lenses, when you probably don't need to focus to infinity. If you are using a full frame sensor camera with a long lens, it will probably vignette badly using the version with optics. It will not vignette but also not focus to infinity in the version without glass, so be aware of these limitations.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Remember '95 on January 21, 2013
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Despite mixed reviews, I ordered this item after watching test videos on youtube. I use my t3i mostly for video and am a low-budget filmmaker. If I had the money to buy a variety of Canon EF lenses, I would. This adapter has given me the opprotunity to purchase several lenses for less than $200. Sure the image is very soft when the iris is wide open, but going down 1 stop eliminates that problem. Nowadays many people are trying to make video look like film, and I feel like the image I get from the lenses I have produces a more "film-like" quality. We are in the digital age and anything lower than high definition is dismissed for the most part. Personally, I dont care how sharp an image is as long as it is well shot. This adapter has suited my needs very well and has allowed me to have the variety of prime lenses I need for the time being, until I have the funds for new Canon EF lenses. I have read reviews about poor machining of this adapter and luckily I did not have this issue (I think they were old reviews and the company has fixed the problem), that being said I would have been very pissed off if this adapter messed up the mount on my body or got stuck.

For someone looking to buy this product, I suggest watching test shots and comparisons on youtube, vimeo, etc. They proved to be much more informative than the reviews from "glass snobs". While doing my own tests with FD and EF lenses I was very surprised and pleased. The bokeh is a bit different than from an EF lens, probably something to do with the glass element in the adapter, but I happen to like it. Of course, do not expect these adapters to fit every project but if you are making your own films this product can give it a special quality.

Also, be sure to try and get as high a quality lens as you can when using this to get the best results. Individual lens can cause many variations in the image. Some FD lenses that have not been taken care of can have mold inside or other imperfections.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lasssy on September 21, 2012
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1. As you can see if you read all the reviews, you definitely loose some of the quality when you hook it up to the EOS body using this adapter.

2. And yes, the adapter can be pretty tricky to figure out how to put on the lens and body the first couple times you do it. There are no instructions, but if you play around with it a bit, you will figure it out.

That being said, for $25 bucks, I can use all my FD lenses that have been sitting in my closet for several years. Lenses that would cost me hundreds and hundreds of dollars to replace. While my EF lenses will be my go-to for most things, it is great to be able to play with and use the old ones now and again.

ALSO! The "optical element" CAN be removed. I know some people are worried about that. Those are the only instructions included in the box.
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