Canon FD lens

Discussion in 'Canon' started by ma, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. ma

    ma Guest

    Hi you all,

    New to DSLRs. Not so successful Googling.
    Got some info, but still not clear.

    I have this Canon FD 75-200 mm Zoom Lens.
    Would this lens work with Canon DSLR Rebel
    XTI 10.1 MP either in auto or manual?

    If not, then any particular zoom lens recommendation?
    I have not bought the XTI yet. Any issues with that camera
    that I should be aware of?

    Thanks in advance for any tips & info.

    ma, Jan 1, 2008
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  2. ma

    Guest Guest

    nope. canon switched their lens mount from fd to ef in the late 1980s,
    and all fd lenses are basically paperweights, unless you still shoot
    old manual focus cameras.
    it's a decent camera, although a little too menu dependent to access
    particular functions than i prefer. its competitors are also decent,
    including the nikon d40x & d80 and the pentax k10d.

    if you aren't in a rush, canon is expected to announce a new camera
    (possibly two) in about three weeks. there's a fairly good chance it
    will be the successor to the xti.
    Guest, Jan 1, 2008
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  3. FD lenses can be used on EOS bodies with an adapter. Two types of adapters
    are available, one without glass which will not allow infinity focus and
    the other with glass which usually cause deterioration of the image
    quality. You will not only lose AF, metering can be done only in M or
    stopped down Av mode. It is not really worth the effort and expense. There
    are quite a few good EOS mount zoom lenses of the focal length you are
    interested in. Tell us about your budget and members of this ng will
    certainly give you fair advice.
    Gautam Majumdar, Jan 1, 2008
  4. ma

    ma Guest

    Many thanks.
    Like to stay around $1000 by all means.
    I just want a lens that will allow day to day
    shooting & once in while going wide & macro
    all in one lens (if possible at all).
    Nothing pro. Just little old me!

    I just had this FD 75-200, and was wondering
    if it would work with new digital cams. Doesn't
    mean I want same now.

    ma, Jan 1, 2008
  5. ma

    ma Guest

    Many thanks.
    No rush. I'll wait & see.


    ma, Jan 1, 2008
  6. ma

    Guest Guest

    good luck finding an adapter. the one with glass only worked with a
    small subset of canon lenses and the 75-300 was not among them. it
    also acted as a weak teleconverter.


    in any event, even if the adapters were cheap, worked well and easily
    found, i'd still strongly consider a new autofocus lens to replace the
    75-200, and perhaps one with stabilization.
    Guest, Jan 2, 2008
  7. Hi Mike.

    You may find that the FD lens is overweight compared to the "lightweight"
    EOS digital bodies. If your FD lens is a breechlock then it will be heavier
    (I believe) than the later "lock button" FD mount. The EOS lenses are
    probably lighter and possibly smaller than their FD equivalents.

    I went through the same pattern - Canon FD then EOS mounts - and accepted
    that the easiest way was to buy EOS mount lenses rather than try to use an
    adaptor to fit FD lenses onto EOS bodies. Mind you, I'd still be willing to
    buy an old FD lens (perhaps T&S or macro) if it was cheap enough - I still
    have some working FD bodies (well, two EF bodies and a T90 which is no
    longer reliable).

    Regards, Ian.
    Nottingham, UK
    Fred Anonymous, Jan 2, 2008
  8. ma

    ma Guest

    OK, Thanks.
    Your advise well taken.


    ma, Jan 3, 2008
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    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jan 4, 2008
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