Silly Canon lens Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by coachingguy, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    I've got a 30D, and I can pick up a CANON 135MM F2.8 FD for about $100 used. Does anyone have this lens and is $100 a good deal. I really like the 2.8.

    How well do the FD lenses work with Digital?

    Thanks again,

    Coachingguy
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    You cannot mount FD lenses directly to any Canon EOS camera, including all Canon DSLRs. You can get an EF/FD adaptor, but you need to be aware that there will be no autofocus so you will have to focus manually.

    Edit: Just looked it up and it sounds like FD->EF mount conversion is very expensive and only works for some lenses Wiki link...
     
  3. coachingguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    Thanks!

    Coachingguy
     
  4. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    Shop for an EF or EF-S lenses, the only difference being the EF works on all SLR, and the EF-S only works properly on DSLRs with the image sensors that use the 1.6 conversion factor. The 30D does that..............

    I often get excited, when I see a cheap peice of Canon glass on eBay, only to get disappointed to find out its an FD mount.
     

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