OK, well I thought I'd post about a little project I am undertaking at the moment. What I am aiming to do is convert an old Canon FD mount lens into an EOS mount lens without losing infinity focus. My subject will be the Canon 35mm TS (tilt-shift) as shown below.
I chose this lens for a few of reasons:
a) It's a darn good lens from everything I've read
b) I picked it up for next to nothing
c) Tilt-shift is cool but I have no intention of spending money on an EF version
d) There is no mechanical coupling to worry about
e) Extra distance between the rear element and the mount - kep in mind the lens would need to be mounted closer to the film plane
f) I've seen several converted commercially
I'll detail my conversion as I go...
So why try to do this myself? Well, I guess I'm a bit of a hands-on type, plus if I sent it away to be commercialy converted I'd be paying big $$$ (in the region of US$400-500) - almost enough to make purchasing a TS-E worthwhile. Well anyways...