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
The Opteka FD (Manual Focus) System to Canon EOS (Auto Focus) Series Cameras Lens Adapter allows the use of older Canon FD series lenses on Canon's EOS (auto focus) series cameras.Unlike other simple mount adapters, this is an optical adapter which is actually at the same time also a short teleconverter, which increases the focal length by a factor of 1.25x, and reduces the lens aperture by approx. one f/stop. This adapter allows for focusing at infinity.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Despite mixed reviews, I ordered this item after watching test videos on youtube. I use my t3i mostly for video and am a low-budget filmmaker. If I had the money to buy a variety of Canon EF lenses, I would. This adapter has given me the opprotunity to purchase several lenses for less than $200. Sure the image is very soft when the iris is wide open, but going down 1 stop eliminates that problem. Nowadays many people are trying to make video look like film, and I feel like the image I get from the lenses I have produces a more "film-like" quality. We are in the digital age and anything lower than high definition is dismissed for the most part. Personally, I dont care how sharp an image is as long as it is well shot. This adapter has suited my needs very well and has allowed me to have the variety of prime lenses I need for the time being, until I have the funds for new Canon EF lenses. I have read reviews about poor machining of this adapter and luckily I did not have this issue (I...
It took a lot of fiddling to figure out that the internal glass was threaded too deeply, not allowing for infinity focus. After tweaking the alignment, it works reasonably well. Resolution tests prove the two elements of glass really kills the contrast and the resolution of the FD lenses. I've got 15 good to great FD pieces I really wanted to use again. After testing, the loss of sharpness was a disappointment. Stopping down helps, but it's nowhere near what an EOS lens creates. Buy it for a specialty trick, but don't get your hopes up too high. Sigh, I really wanted this to be an answer. Someone needs to make a great lens insert for this product, then it would be a god-send!
1. As you can see if you read all the reviews, you definitely loose some of the quality when you hook it up to the EOS body using this adapter.
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.
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