Canon FT lens

Discussion in 'Canon' started by drew046, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. drew046

    drew046 Guest

    Hi all

    Are Canon FT (I think that's the correct initials) series lenses
    usable w/ 35mm (film) Canon Rebel cameras?

    Thanks, Drew
    drew046, Jan 20, 2008
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  2. drew046

    Ken Hart Guest

    In two words, no, sorry. The Rebel uses the EF mount lens. For info and
    specs on every Canon camera, go to the camera museum at .

    The Canon FT used the Canon FL mount lens. It has the breech lock bayonet
    collar that rotates to lock the lens to the camera. It also has a single pin
    at the inside bottom of the lens for aperature stopdown. The later FTb used
    the Canon FD mount lenses. These lenses originally had the breech lock
    collar, but later models, in an effort to make them quicker to mount,
    bayonetted onto the camera body (the collar was no longer a separate ring,
    but a fixed part of the lens body). The FD mount had two pins on the back,
    one at the bottom like the FL, and a second pin at the 9 o'clock position to
    'telegraph' the f/stop to the camera body.

    If you (or anyone else) is interested in a Canon EF mount 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
    zoom lens at a good price, please email me offlist ( ).
    Ken Hart, Jan 20, 2008
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  3. drew046

    That Rich Guest

    If you mean Canon FD lenses, no, they are not compatible.
    There are adapters on the market for FD to fit your lens mount, but
    they are all crap.

    That Rich, Jan 20, 2008
  4. drew046

    Jim Guest

    You mean either an FL or FD mount lens. There is or was an adapter made by
    Canon. I haven't seen these things mentioned for some time, but that
    certainly does not mean that they are no longer available.

    Jim, Jan 20, 2008
  5. drew046

    drew046 Guest

    Hi all

    Thanks for the answer.

    drew046, Feb 7, 2008
  6. drew046

    Ken Hart Guest

    To expand, The FL mount is a breech-lock bayonet. The early FD lenses were
    the same breech-lock bayonet, later FD lens were bayonet only; the
    breechlock ring was made a part of the lens body. This allowed a slightly
    easier mounting operation. The FL lenses have a single pin on the back to
    stop down the lens at firing. The FD lenses have a second pin that tells the
    camera what f/stop has been selected, so it can be used on a through the
    lens metering camera without stpping down, The last camer to use the FL
    mount was (IIRC) the FTql, not to be confused with the later FTb which used
    FD mount.
    FD mount lenses can be used on an FL mount camera; the second pin is
    ignored. FL mount lens can be used on an FD mount camera, but you must stop
    down to meter,
    I think the Rebel uses EOS mount lenses. I've seen adaptors on eBay.
    For further info on Canon cameras and lenses, check the museum at
    Ken Hart, Feb 7, 2008
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