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Jan 12, 2010 12:18 |  #16

the one I got is without the glass so you loose infinity focus, I purchased it from adorama. I have mostly just been using it for macro things, I decided today that I wanted one with the glass so I ordered that this morning so that I can do some more distance shooting and just compare the one I bought today is this one (external link) and if I had better neem paying attention the first time around I would have probably purchased it instead of the one from adorama because it looks like the glass is easily taken out of this one so that you can use it either way. So far I have tried it with 2 different 28mm lenses, a 50mm a 70-150 and a 70-210 macro. All of them have worked out pretty well. The short lens have a very small focassing distance we are talking like 1 inch to 3 inches the long lenses around 1 through 8 feet. so for macro this is great (which is why I bought it) so I cant say how it will work with the ones with glass yet, but either way it was worth the 34 bucks to use my old lenses. So I would say its deffinatly worth the money espesially if you already have lenses laying around. I did do a bunch of reading and it seems athough lots of people nay say it they havnt actually tried it and those who have say they have good results.

ok so hope that made sense sorry to ramble on :)


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Jan 12, 2010 12:25 |  #17

Except for a couple of FL/FD lenses that I can do some machine work on to convert, I'd say they are hte last thing to get my attention. Forget using any adpater that has glass in it, except for taking the glass out and then doing macro only.


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Jan 12, 2010 13:34 |  #18

gasrocks wrote in post #9379140 (external link)
Except for a couple of FL/FD lenses that I can do some machine work on to convert, I'd say they are hte last thing to get my attention. Forget using any adpater that has glass in it, except for taking the glass out and then doing macro only.

Id love to hear about the conversion process and how that is done :)


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Jan 12, 2010 13:45 as a reply to  @ eko's post |  #19

When you get the FD adapter with glasss in you will only be able to take pictures like this. taken with Sigma 70-210 F3.5 APO lens on a 350D/XT.

Been using FD on EOS for two and a half years now, results are excellent.


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Jan 12, 2010 13:54 |  #20

Yup. I have a few nice old MF lenses that work on my 5D. Nikkor, Zuiko and Pentax are great and the adapters are quite reasonable. Also, they all focus to infinity without adding any glass element. Bob Atkins has a good article on this:

http://www.bobatkins.c​om …faq/manual_focu​s_EOS.html (external link)

FD lenses can be tricky and require adapter with glass element. In any case, you should be able to find adapters in the auction site quite easily.




  
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