question on canon lenses

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  1. gecko

    gecko TPF Noob!

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    i mentor this kid in california and im trying to get him into photography
    he is a bit financially limited. right now he has a canon al-1 but the elnse was broken
    and embarrasingly i dont know much about canon lenses to help him find a new one.
    do canons use universal mounts like pentax?
    i know the al-1 uses a breech mount but i searched that on ebay and got nothing.
    any information?
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    You want FD mount lenses for manual focus Canons.
     
  4. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The AL-1 uses FD mount lenses a close cousin of the AE-1. You should find many used and good conditioned lenses. If they are just learning, a 50mm lens is a good choice and should be affordable. You can find more information about the camera here: www.canon.com/camera-museum

    Ebay often has a good selection of lenses. Just do a search for
    canon lens FD

    good luck and I commend you on your involvment with a mentor program for kids. The AL-1 and a good lens should serve him/her well
     

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