FD vrs EF? on 70-210mm f/4 lens

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  1. rprimeau95

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    what does FD stand for?

    I see both on ebay, I thought it was only EF 70-210mm f/4
    I also see it written 1:4 and f/4 are these terms the same?
     
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    FD is the type of mount Canon used for their manual focus cameras. They only work on older 35mm cameras, without an adapter. You want EF lenses for your XT. 1:4 and f/4 mean the same thing.
     
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    Thank God I got an EF I saw after I purchased the FD then got confused they should indicated that in the auction somewhere.
     
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    You should read your manual before you buy anything for your camera, because I'm pretty sure it tells you to buy EF lenses.
     
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    Totally besides the point, I actually liked the FD system better. With FD, you insert the lens and twist the lock ring instead of bayonetting the whole lens on like current Canon, Nikons & everybody else.

    There is less overall wear and tear on the lens mounts with FD and they feel more sturdy.

    Ok, now I crawl back into my with the rest of the cavemen...
     
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    Don't get me wrong I knew to buy EF lenses but wasn't sure if the other was ok too. I thought maybe it ws an error LOL when I saw it say FD you know like a typo.
     

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