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Jan 28, 2012 06:08 |  #1

Hi there, I was hoping someone could help me out with a little question. I have recently inherited a bunch of old lenses and film cameras from my Grandfather. Among this was the Canon FD 50mm 1.4. This year I was hoping to upgrade my 50mm f/1.8 to the f/1.4 but thought I could give this a try in the meantime.

Do you think it is worth buying the FD to EF adapter? I have seen that you cannot control the aperture on the lens. Do you think it would be more worth while to sell it and put it towards getting the EF 50mm 1.4?


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Jan 28, 2012 08:37 |  #2

Fd to eos adaptor often requires a optical lens which degrades IQ. Best use for fd lens is on the Sony nex and 4/3 camera bodies w/ an adaptor.

You might want to buy the 50mm 1.4 before rebate ends.

A excellent condition 50mm 1.4fd lens goes for $100 or so. Market is much bigger now thanks to mirror less camera.


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Jan 28, 2012 08:53 |  #3

No those cheap ef to fd adapters are not worth it. A guy named Ed Mika makes a few glassless brass adapters for select popular FD lenses, however they are in short supply and not cheap. Canon also made an official adapter (which was also a 1.25 extender) which works with their super tele fd lenses, and is supposed to have great image quality. Very few were made and they sell for $1000 plus.

In short for the 50 1.4, no it is not worth it.


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Jan 28, 2012 10:13 |  #4

Best bet it to turn over those old lenses for cash, and buy what you want.




  
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Jan 28, 2012 12:06 |  #5

Thank you for the replies.




  
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Jan 30, 2012 04:29 |  #6

I made with a Canon FD 50/1.4 a simple tilt lens for a crop Canon DSLR.
Quite good image quality :-)


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Jan 30, 2012 04:43 |  #7

There are a few FD lenses that might be fun to play around with, however, aside from the other EF advancements, EF lenses have better optics and lens coatings.


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Jan 30, 2012 05:05 |  #8

I did get my hands on a Canon A1. I am happy to play around with the FD on that, I just wondered if it would be of any use on my dSLR.

Thank you for the comments so far.




  
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Jan 30, 2012 12:47 |  #9

Billginthekeys wrote in post #13782844 (external link)
however they are in short supply and not cheap

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Jan 30, 2012 13:38 |  #10

Thank you for the post...but without sounding totally stupid. I have stared at this for a while and cant quite figure out what is going on?? Is it a homemade converter? This is way past my tech-savyness level!




  
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Jan 30, 2012 13:52 |  #11

Wow that is pretty nice!




  
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Jan 30, 2012 16:02 |  #12

Well I didn't get into mount replacement which is of course a different can of worms. If you have the know how and never intend to use your lens on an FD body again it is an option.

Ed's adapters are nice, for the specific lenses he makes them for, because they do not involve permanent lens modification, and allow infinity focus with no cheap glass to degrade the image. This of course comes with a price, and some serious design time, hence he doesn't make a $200 adapter for a $90 lens.


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Jan 30, 2012 17:00 |  #13

Ah ok, I see now. This is an example of Ed's adapters.

I think I may keep it on the A-1 for fun and then get myself a 50mm EF f/1.4.




  
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Jan 30, 2012 18:27 |  #14

Caffrey123 wrote in post #13796354 (external link)
Ah ok, I see now. This is an example of Ed's adapters.

I think I may keep it on the A-1 for fun and then get myself a 50mm EF f/1.4.

actually that is an example of a complete mount replacement. He has completely removed the FD mount from the camera, and built a mount out of an old silicon board to attach a cheap thread mount to EF adapter. Again, if you can do that at home, and don't mind tearing apart your lens it is an option.

Ed makes one piece brass lathe'd adapters: http://www.ebay.com …ategory=3323&cm​d=ViewItem (external link)

They are pretty pricey, but if it means you can have an 800mm lens on your camera for $1,200 instead of $12,000 that is something. Again, he doesn't make them for many of the smaller lenses because the cost of designing and producing the adapter would exceed the value of the lens.


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Jan 30, 2012 20:12 |  #15

Caffrey123 wrote in post #13782441 (external link)
Hi there, I was hoping someone could help me out with a little question. I have recently inherited a bunch of old lenses and film cameras from my Grandfather. Among this was the Canon FD 50mm 1.4. This year I was hoping to upgrade my 50mm f/1.8 to the f/1.4 but thought I could give this a try in the meantime.

Do you think it is worth buying the FD to EF adapter? I have seen that you cannot control the aperture on the lens. Do you think it would be more worth while to sell it and put it towards getting the EF 50mm 1.4?
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Thank you

Just use lenses without an adaptor. Stuff like this will lower the IQ on the lens.
Like the guy above me said, sell your lenses and buy ones that will fit your camera.


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