Canon fd lens adaptor to use on canon digital

drogheda20

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i need an adaptor to use on my canon 500d. i have an older af lens.70-300 macro. it worked great on canon 35 mm film camera. is there an adaptor i can use so it will function on my digital camera.
 

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If your old AF lens is work on canon EOS film camera, you don't need the adaptor. But the old lens is work on the old film camera like canon AE-1, that is not a good idea, because the canon 500D is fully electric and the functions of your lens or camera can be stopped down manually or stopped work.
 

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cin19 I have no idea what advice your trying to give.
drogheda:

Yes there are adapters from FD mount to EF, lots of them
http://osnews.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=745669/

You will lose autofocus and all the other electronic stuff, but no big deal. FD was manual anyway.
 

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Just because you lose functionality doesn't make it a bad idea. You wouldn't put 87 octane in an engine that requires 91 because premature combustion creates knocking.

If I had an excellent FD lens, I'd use it in manual mode on my camera. In fact, I have old EF manual lenses I use on my 5d Mkii because I chose to.
 

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I see what you are saying. I though you were taking about the loss of electronic control rather then using the on-lens ap control
 
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