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    Default Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body






    infinity available!

    OLYMPUS E-3 + Canon nFD 50/1.4





    very sharp lens, with beautiful, smoothly bokeh and "fillet" diaphragm:



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    OLYMPUS E-330 + Canon nFD 50/1.4, f/1.4:









    f/2.0:










    full-size photo: http://oly43club.ru/forum/index.php?...ndpost&p=10804



    OLYMPUS E-3 + Canon nFD 85/1.8







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    OLYMPUS E-3 (E-330) + Сanon nFD 85/1.8, диафрагма 1.8:


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    full-size photo: http://oly43club.ru/forum/index.php?...ndpost&p=10824

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Hmm...I have three old FD lenses laying around. How difficult is the modification, and what is the cost for the adapter? Where are they available?
    Nate

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenwing View Post
    Hmm...I have three old FD lenses laying around. How difficult is the modification, and what is the cost for the adapter? Where are they available?
    read more about Canon nFD-4/3 adapter:

    http://oly43club.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=690

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Does the $34 euros include shipping?

    Does the seller have any feedback anywhere?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    All the illustrations show the newer Canon lenses where the whole lens rotates. I have several of the older "FD breech-block" mount lenses where only a ring at the rear of the lens rotates to lock it to the camera.

    Do you have any information as to whether this adaptor will fit the older breech-block lenses?

    Thanks


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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Quote Originally Posted by RogerMac View Post
    All the illustrations show the newer Canon lenses where the whole lens rotates. I have several of the older "FD breech-block" mount lenses where only a ring at the rear of the lens rotates to lock it to the camera.

    Do you have any information as to whether this adaptor will fit the older breech-block lenses?

    Thanks

    Roger
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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Cool. I knew I was holding on to the old Canon stuff for a reason

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Thanks for the link and information. Wouldn't you know it. I've got nine beautiful Canon FD primes on the market at the moment, hoping to help finance one ZD lens which will probably feel cheap and nasty by comparison! Then I read this but .... still no good because the ones I'd love to have on my E3 are breech mount while all the others are bayonet mount! But anyway, they probably won't sell because the market is nearly dead so who knows, one of these adaptors may find its way into my camera bag one day. I will be interested to see how the FD lenses perform on the dense little 4/3 sensor. ALL mine perform extremely well on 35mm film.

    In the meantime, I am expecting my new Zeiss 50mm/1.7 tomorrow to mate with the 4/3 adaptor which arrived today. I have high hopes for that little puppy.

    Don.

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    FD 85/1.8

    f/1.8







    50/1.4


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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Quote Originally Posted by deep View Post
    In the meantime, I am expecting my new Zeiss 50mm/1.7 tomorrow to mate with the 4/3 adaptor which arrived today. I have high hopes for that little puppy.
    Don.
    Hey Don, let me know how your Zeiss + adapter mounts. I have the Zeiss50 1.7 and there is a slight play with the adapter. My om50-1.8 is tight, no play at all.
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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonanno View Post
    Hey Don, let me know how your Zeiss + adapter mounts. I have the Zeiss50 1.7 and there is a slight play with the adapter. My om50-1.8 is tight, no play at all.
    The Contax adaptor is beautiful. It's really snug, both on lens and body. Makes the lens feel like it was made for Olympus. Sorry, no brand name on box or adaptor. I have an OM adaptor and a screw mount adaptor and they just jiggle away - really poor by comparison.

    The lens on the other hand is a mixed bag. I wonder how you find it? For anyone else who is interested, here are my observations:

    It has lovely Zeiss contrast and colour and out-of-focus softness is pleasing. It is also quite sharp in the centre, even wide open, but a little soft at the edges at f1.7-2. Ok for portraits. I would rate sharpness better than the 14-54 at wider and smaller apertures and the same in the 14-54 sweet spot; compared to the 50-200 it is not quite as good overall (shows how good that big Oly zoom is!). The big downside is the purple fringing. Clearly not designed for digital and with bright light sources in the picture it's not worth using. However, I have been using it a lot because the big aperture is just plain fun and I am enjoying the real photography feel of using manual focus and an aperture ring. It's amazing how much easier it is to compose a focus if you do not worry about where the focus point is!

    IF someone made a nice sharp 12mm/2.0 I would just carry the two lenses and be a happy man....

    Don.

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    I just took my Zeiss out this weekend. Will post in new thread once I go through them, and not hijack Zymmi's cannon thread anymore (sorry Zymmi). He's some really fine shots. But, I don't have a cannon legacy.
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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonanno View Post
    I just took my Zeiss out this weekend. Will post in new thread once I go through them, and not hijack Zymmi's cannon thread anymore (sorry Zymmi). He's some really fine shots. But, I don't have a cannon legacy.
    Good point! Back to Canon - I don't think the Japanese Zeiss 50/1.7 is any better than my Canon 50/1.8 or even the imperceptably softer Canon 50/1.4., though I haven't tried one on a digital body. I just wish the adaptor worked with breech mount lenses because I sure would have a rethink if that was the case!

    Don.

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Has anyone here done this?

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    No ONE has done this here in the USA? Not a single person

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Guess not. I've always been curious about it, but not enough courage to give it a try. I have this old (but pristine) 300mm in FD mount.......
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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Hi;

    I have purchased the adapter from these guys but have not converted any lenses with it yet. Not all lenses are candidates, and I am not sure I would trust hanging a 300mm lens off of it. The confirmation chip is the best that I have used and is reliable with the large contacts.

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    Default Re: Canon FD lenses on 4/3 body

    Quote Originally Posted by akfreak View Post
    No ONE has done this here in the USA? Not a single person
    I converted a nFD 35~105/3.5, apparently poorly. It's not as easy as it looks, and I couldn't find a way to wedge the adapter (it's a friction fit, no screws) into the resulting bayonet.

    Basically, you end up taking off the lens mount and aperture control mechanism, then you have to rebuild the aperture control levers, and finally press-fit the adapter into the resulting opening. If I had to do it all over again I'd stick with m4/3rds and a mechanical adapter. Plus the Tamron 35~80/2.8~3.5 Adaptall-2 gives better results, and is easier to adapt.
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