50mm FD on an EOS Body with Adapter?

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    I've been looking at some 50mm FD lenses for a good price that were in excellent condition and have been considering buying one and getting the adapter to use it. Has anyone gone this route and been pleased with the results? Any drawbacks besides no AF? Or should I just save any headache and get the EF version?

    My father-in-law also has a few older Canon lenses we might try to use.


     
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    Thanks for the interesting read!
     
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    Just as I suspected. It's probably not worth the hassle unless you are trying to use very good FD lenses...and even then, it's a lot of hassle.
     
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    Yep, it appears that way lol. Some of the lenses I found, after buying them and buying the adapters, then any loss, you might as well just shell out the money for the EF or EF-S lens you want in the first place. Oh well, good stuff to know.
     
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    FD is a hassle, but M42, Leica-R, Nikon F, Contax N, and many others are easily adaptable. There are actually some especially good values in Contax mount, as many of those lenses were produced recently, but still went out of style with digital.
     
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    You can find fd/eos adapters on eBay in the $20 range but they do not focus to infinity so they are only good for macro shooting.
     
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    Agree with Big mike. If you are going after the 50mm lens, just get the EF mount (new or used) if cost is the main reason why you look at the FD lens.

    However, if you find a quality lens (i.e. 200mm f/1.8 in FD mount) in great price, it maybe a different story. It may worth to get a quality adapter for it.
     

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