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Canon lenses and the AE-1
Joe Nicola, Photographer
Fort Worth | TX | USA | Posted: 8:28 AM on 11.27.06
->> Quick question...will today's EOS system lenses work on the AE-1?

Anyone? Bueller?
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Jeff Snyder, Photographer
Metro DC Region | MD | USA | Posted: 8:30 AM on 11.27.06
->> NO, EF lenses will NOT work on any of the older AE series cameras. Canon changed the lens mounts from FD to EF.

Jeff
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Joe Nicola, Photographer
Fort Worth | TX | USA | Posted: 11:18 AM on 11.27.06
->> That's what I thought...thanks.
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Jace Delgado, Photographer
Valparaiso | FL | USA | Posted: 11:27 AM on 11.27.06
->> Actually guys, go to this site and you can see an example of one you can use.

They are common and work pretty good if you have to have one. You get an increase in the x factor...I think 1.3. and have to increase the exposure a little.

Adorama Canon FD Lens to EOS Body Adapter
http://www.adorama.com/CZFDEOSA.html?sid=1164644789172171
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Jim Colburn, Photographer, Photo Editor
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 11:28 AM on 11.27.06
->> "EF lenses will NOT work on any of the older AE series cameras"

Not so fast.

Canon did make an adapter to fit FD lenses on to EOS camera bodies. It had a magnification factor (I think it was 1.6X) and would only allow manual aperture operation.

With enough duct tape anything is possible...
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Jace Delgado, Photographer
Valparaiso | FL | USA | Posted: 11:29 AM on 11.27.06
->> Well I have to say ooppps!
I read you thread backwards and not forwards.
WELL IF ANYONE NEEDS THE LATTER, HERE IS THE INFO.
Sorry for the screw up.
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Jon Gardiner, Photographer
Durham | NC | USA | Posted: 11:30 AM on 11.27.06
->> Joe is trying to go the other way. EF lens to FD body.

-J
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Joe Nicola, Photographer
Fort Worth | TX | USA | Posted: 5:13 PM on 11.27.06
->> Jon actually made me reread my post that I posted in haste...actually, my brother asked me for advice on buying a Canon digital that would use lenses from an AE-1 system.

So I posted it bass-ackwards.

Man...there's that thing called "proofreading" that I should really get on board with!

But I get the gist of the replies...thanks!
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Jim Colburn, Photographer, Photo Editor
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 11:24 AM on 11.28.06
->> "Joe is trying to go the other way. EF lens to FD body."

Then the only option is duct tape...
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John Gwillim, Photographer, Student/Intern
East Lansing | MI | USA | Posted: 11:55 AM on 11.28.06
->> Be careful with the FD to EOS adapters--most of them act as an extension tube and you lose the ability to focus to infinity. It may work fine for a macro lens, but not a wide angle you want to use for landscapes.

Canon made a FD to EOS adapter intended for the longer telephoto lenses (I know the 300 2.8-600f4, not sure about shorter glass) that acted as a slight teleconvertor, maybe a 1.2 or something??? You can find these on Ebay, but they are really expensive. The cheap adapters, like the Adorama one, do not have good glass and probably wouldn't be worth it.
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Matt Strasen, Photographer
Stillwater | OK | USA | Posted: 12:40 PM on 11.28.06
->> So, besides duct tape, does an adaptor exist for EOS to FD?
Thanks
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Mark Smith, Photographer
Elk City | OK | USA | Posted: 4:44 PM on 11.28.06
->> Yes, Matt, Bogen makes one:

http://www.acephotodigital.com/sc/review-product-information.asp?id=2644370...
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