Pro Optic Canon FD Lens to EOS Body Adapter with Correction Glass - Focuses to Infinity

ProOptic

About ProOPTIC

Allows the use of Canon lenses with an FD mount to be used on Canon EOS camera bodies. The lenses will meter o.k. but will only focus MANUALLY. There is a 1.3x magnification factor and requires a one stop increase in exposure. This version includes a correction glass, so it will focus to infinity.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (10),Durable (8),Easy to use (7),Reliable (5),Strong construction (4),Easily interchangeable (3)
Cons:
Blurry focus (3)
Best Uses:
Everyday (7),Home (7),Landscape/scenery (5),Macro photography (5),Travel (5),Landscape photography (4),Portraits (3),Studio (3),Wildlife photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-professional (4),Enthusiast (3),Photo enthusiast (3),Professional (3)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.6

(based on 18 reviews)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works perfectly! I love it!

The adapter works perfectly on most lenses. Some focus past infinity, but it's not that difficult to get used to. I picked up some high quality FD mount lenses super cheap and it's wonderful being able to use them on an EOS camera. Is the downside not having autofocus? That will depend on the user. My most highly acclaimed photos were taken using this adapter and a stock 50mm f/1.8 from a Canon AT-1. FYI: It's much easier to switch the lens the adapter is on if you leave the adapter mounted o...

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The adapter works perfectly on most lenses. Some focus past infinity, but it's not that difficult to get used to. I picked up some high quality FD mount lenses super cheap and it's wonderful being able to use them on an EOS camera. Is the downside not having autofocus? That will depend on the user. My most highly acclaimed photos were taken using this adapter and a stock 50mm f/1.8 from a Canon AT-1. FYI: It's much easier to switch the lens the adapter is on if you leave the adapter mounted on the camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not able to focus

Mounted to 50 mm just as it said it would . But, could not reach focus. I'am a little dissapointed that anyone would sell such a product. Although, I believe i will research products of this nature more extensive in the future.

Reviewed by 18 customers

 
3.0

Canon FD Mount

By

from Williamsport, PA  -  Semi-Professional

This product works very well for me. It only goes on long lenses as the optic in it bumps 50mm or shorter lanses. Also for those who need to know it fits all Canon FD, FL or R camera bodies, therefore all breech bayonet, FD, FL and R lenses without the glass right at the back of the lens work just fine. Breech or bayonet is irrelevant as this referred to the lenses only and not the camera body. I do like this adapter and use it a lot with my bellows.

 
3.0

Still using old lenses

By

from Anchorage, Alaska  -  Semi-Professional

It is a bit hard to use - some lenses are hard to fit onto adapter!

 
4.0

Best of both worlds!

By

from brooklyn, ny  -  Pro Photographer

Its the best of both worlds, film lenses + digital body. The adapter did everything I expected it to do.

 
2.0

Expected Better

By

from Connersville,IN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I tried to use it with some really nice lenses from my old AE1 days. I kind of expected better results. Also, it's hard to attach. Needs improvement. I'd buy another version if they improve it. I don't mind the manual focus, of course, but the images just seem too soft.

 
3.0

FD TO EOS QUALITY ASSESSMENT

By

from LEAGUE CITY TEXAS  -  Semi-pro Photographer

LONG TERM COMITTMENT TO SALVAGE MY 85 MM FD AND MY 20 TO 35 MM FD TO NO AVAIL . IF THERE IS BETTER QUALITY IN AN ADAPTER I NEED TO KNOW . THESE LENS ARE TO EXPENSIVE TO JUST SCRAP THEM . I WOULD RATHER SOMEONE CONTACT ME WITH A BETTER QAULITY LENS IN THE ADAPTER .

 
4.0

I can use my FD lenses with my 60D

By

from Modesto, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I knew there was a reason not to sell off the FD lenses and this converter has made it possible to use the old FD lenses on my 60D. So all the bells and whistles don't work when an FD lens is mounted - I still remember how to compose a picture manually.

 
4.0

does as advertised

By

from Santa Maria Ca  -  Photo Enthusiast

to mount various lens[fd} to a canon t1i body

 
1.0

Don't purchase - does not work!

By

from Traverse City, MI  -  Pro Photographer

Purchased this to use my FD lenses with my EOS bodies. Did not work with all lenses, focused soft and did not focus to infinity. Item returned to Adorama.

 
5.0

great find great product

By

from livonia mi  -  Photo Enthusiast

great getting to use older fd lenes agine easy o easy off great !!!

 
4.0

Can't go wrong, use FD lenses with EOS

By

from Daly City, CA  -  Casual Photographer

I have several FD lenses that fit nicely with this Canon FD to EOS adapter. With this attachemnt they work great. I am not a professional photographer by any means, but I was able to get very nice pictures with my Canon T3i, this adapte, and my telephoto FD Lenses. For the price you can't go wrong, and I didn't have to scrap my FD lenses, and buy new EOS lenses.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ANDERSON W  I Purchased a lens that needed an adapter to fit my camera . Thanks to a professional at Adorama I was able to purchase what I needed.
Shopper  FD WAS BREACH LOCK AND BAYONETT STYLE . DOES THIS ADAPTER WORK FOR BOTH ?
FRANCISCO T  It will mostly work for bayonett, did tried it on a breach lock and didn't fit.
Syed H  I have Canon EOS 40D and 60D bodies. Will this adapter work with Canon FD 85mm f1.2L, FD 20-35mm f3.5L and FD 17mm f4 lenses? Has anybody tried any of these lenses on any of the two bodies. Thanks.
Syed H  Dear RYK, I just tried the 85mm 1.2L with the adapter extensively and found that you're right, it loses details largely and there is a noticeable whitish glow around the edges of the subject at 1.2, 1.4 etc. and it's mostly gone when at 2.8 or smaller openings. I've been surprised one thing, which I like to share with you. When I am at 1.2 and I focus carefully, this happens, but if I turn the barrel clock-wise very slightly and the screen looks a very little more hazier than accurate focused screen, the photo comes sharper and looks better focused! Isn't it strange?! In other words, after focusing very carefully and turning the barrel clockwise VERY little it produces a better result than a very good focused one!!! Have you found this with yours? Will you try doing this if it helps reduce the vignetting? Or, do you think that my lens is defective in some way? Also, have you tried to ease this glow/soft-edge problem by adjusting (turning) the glass elements which also helps if there is any infinity focus issue? I probably read something like this in a review. Please share your experience. I think, since it's a very precious lens, we should go for conversions like Ed-Mika to avoid the glass piece that degrades the image quality. Thanks again.
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