2007 September 27th, 17:09
35mm DOF Canon FD mount????
I'm building a 35mm adapter from the basic idea of this guy:
I cannot find anything about mounting a FD lens to these adapters.
I know this has been done before but for some reason I can't find any info on it, I know he used an old lens cap but I was looking for something a bit more rigid.
Any help or parts???
2007 September 27th, 18:15
I did something like that for a Minolta mount. I really didn't like the idea of holding the lens with a rear cap either so I got a minolta tele converter from ebay for about 5 bucks and took out the glass in the middle. Could also use the mount from one of those cheap extension tubes from ebay.
2007 September 27th, 22:36
I tried to build the same adapter but failed. You have to be careful in building this adapter to avoid any wobbling of the disk or noise. It's a lot harder and it requires more skills & equipments.
Originally Posted by betasx
But if you have those and a CD player to toss, then it's a good experiment.
If you're ready to level up, try the 'Really good 35mm adapter' thread.
I'm using a Canon FD 50mm f1.8 on this simple adapter. link
2007 September 28th, 21:57
Just bought myself a canon FD 50mm F1.4 from a local shop here. Found out that it didn't fit the Canon Extension tubes. Tested out on my static adapter, I wasn't impress at all. It's only good for close up, can anyone tell me why? I also got a Canon EF 50mm F1.8 and it got great DOF. I can focus on the far away objects and close object. They also had a F1.8, but I thought the F1.4 would be better. For the price of $69, I'm definitely returning it.
2007 September 28th, 22:31
Dang, 1.4 is a good lens...though you can't use it on an EOS tube. On the contrary, I do use a Canon FD f1.8 on an EOS tube.
Originally Posted by 86evolution
Find out how...click here.
I'm buying one myself in the future.
EDIT: I've already bought one and it's so sweet!!
Last edited by twoneil; 2007 October 15th at 17:56.