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Opteka Canon FD (Manual Focus) Lens to Canon EOS EF (Auto Focus) Body Mount Adapter with Optical Elements
|Price:||$29.55 & FREE Shipping|
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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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|Item Weight||1 pound|
|Package Height||1.7 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.15 pounds|
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've gone through two of these hoping for "new life" out of my old lenses. The bottom line is: these optically corrected lens adapters destroy the sharpness necessary to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tim Brown
It works. Obviously there are downsides but with my t3i I can say that it works. However it does not allow infinite focus. Read morePublished 17 months ago by C Fox
This is without doubt the best camera accessory I have bought. The "old" Canon FD lenses are out there collecting dust and can be found at bargain prices. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John C. Lenahan, Jr.
Product works pretty good. Some people claimed it does not truly focus to infinity but mine does, so far. Pretty happy with it.Published 19 months ago by Rolo Robbins