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Canon original Lens Mount Converter FD-EOS + Macro

 

Canon FD-EOS / EOS-FD lens Converter by Christopher Hill, Hawaii
Selected FD lenses can also be used with the EOS-1 or equivalent. A lot of professional and serious amateur photographers have sizable investment of many Canon FD lenses - costly super-telephoto lenses, in particular. By attaching the appropriate Lens Mount Converter FD-EOS, you can mount certain FD lenses onto your EOS-1 series camera body and thus further expand your EOS system. The FD-EOS Lens Converter accepts telephoto FD lenses. Optical performance of the lens is maintained; although the actual focal length becomes extended by 1.26X and aperture values are reduced by 2/3 stop.

Credit: Image courtesy of IAN Hobday ® which operates an excellent collection of photographic gears at his EBAY-STORE. An alternate source is to visit his own website. Image copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

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Focusing is carried out manually, and exposures can be set manually or by using aperture-priority AE. All metering systems are supported with the exception of fine spot metering. The Macro Lens Mount Converter FD-EOS lets users attach such FD accessories as the auto bellows and photomicro unit to an EOS body for close-up shots. With this converter, you operate the EOS by manual focusing under manual exposure control or by using the aperture-priority AE mode. More info and illustration available.

Instruction Manual (PDF 360k) courtesy of Mr. IAN Hobday from Osaka, Japan.

Subject: Canon FD-EOS converter

" ... A couple of things you might want to update for your page: The image displayed next to the description of the FD-EOS converter (with description in the pink text box) is of the „Macro Lens Mount Converter FD-EOS‰. The FD-EOS converter has optics that extend past the body of the mount (I've attached a couple images). I've used the FD-EOS converter successfully on lenses other than those on the official list.

Canon FD-EOS / EOS-FD lens Converter by Christopher Hill, Hawaii
In addition to the Canon FD 800mm f/5.6L, I use the adaptor with the Canon FD 300mm f/2.8 SSC Fluorite lens and the Canon FD 500mm f/8 Reflex lenses. Finally, I've not seen this mentioned in anyone's description of the adapter, but it has a selector ring that allows the lens's aperture to be set at the desired f/stop while maintaining full aperture for focusing. Once focus has been achieved, turning the selector ring stops the lens down to the selected aperture so that the camera's meter can then be used for imaging. Regards...", Image usage Suggested by Christopher Hill, Honolulu

Credit: Image courtesy of IAN Hobday ® which operates an excellent collection of photographic gears at his EBAY-STORE. An alternate source is to visit his own website. Image copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

RELATIVE: CANON AUTOFOCUS EF LENS RESOURCES (under development)

Canon original Lens Mount Converter FD-EOS

Usable lens

focal length & f-stop

Remarks

FD 200mm f/1.8L

252mm f/2.5

one stop reduction at full aperture

FD 200mm f/2.8RF

252mm f/3.5

 

FD 300mm f/2.8L

378mm f/3.5

Original FD can also be used

FD 300mm f/4.0L

378mm f/5.0

Original FD can also be used

FD 300mm f/4.0

378mm f/5.0

Original FD can also be used

FD 400mm f/2.8L

504mm f/3.5

Warning:
Canon claimed 'some FD lenses' cannot be used
even if their focal lengths match those listed here.

Credit:
Mr
Roger B. Clark
for rectifying an error found in this chart
.

FD 400mm f/4.5

504mm f/5.6

FD 500mm f/4.5L

630mm f/5.6

FD 600mm f/4.5

756mm f/5.6

FD 800mm f/5.6L

1008mm f/7.1

FD 50-300mm f/4.5L

63-378mm f/5.6

FD 85-300mm f/4.5

107-378mm f/5.6

FD 150-600mm f/5.6L

189-756mm f7.1

Comments: No detail info being released officially whether some of the shorter focal length FD lenses can also be used on these converters. If you have any experiences dealing with such converters, please update this section. Appropriate credit will be given.

Useful External Web links on FD-EOS Converters:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/joechan/eosconverters.html - This accessory permits Canon AUTOFOCUS EF lenses
http://www.farah.cl/CanonFD/CanonFD_faql.html
http://photonotes.org/articles/eos-manual-lenses/
EOS-FAQ

http://www.luciolepri.it/lc2/marcocavina/articoli_fotografici/Canon_200_1,8L_con_FD-EOS_converter/00_pag.htm

Canon FD-EOS Converter by MarcoCavina
Update:- A highly recommended article by Marco Cavina, Italy who has prepared some of the optical analysis as well as the FD-EOS Converter. It was written in Italian but you can make use of Google utility to translate: http://google

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