FD lens on EOS camera

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i am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new CAnon Elan 7E and just purchased a Tamron 28-200 FD on ebay and was unaware of the difference in EOS and FD mounts. will this work? should i go through with this transaction or ask the seller if i can just pass? will an adapter be ok?

-- Evelyn Laws (evy313@hotmail.com), September 27, 2001


Nope, I'm afraid that it will not work. Canon switched its main camera production from FD to EOS in the middle-to-late 80's, with the introduction of the 550 and 650 EOS cameras. The last Canon FD lens was made in the early 90's; a 200 1.8 made for users of the new F-1, and the T-90. There is no adaptor. I am a life-long FD user, with lots of EOS experience. I must say, even if you DID have an FD camera, I would tell you to stay away from that Tamron. It's no good at all; very few of the push-pull FD zooms are. Some may say otherwise, but take it from me: the glass is no good.

On eBay, Tamron zooms for FD are usually sold WAY over what they're worth. Many people assume they are as good as modern, real-brand zooms and that's just not the case. Use any available excuse to get out of that transaction!

- Ren - Canon A1 user

-- Ren Bostelaar (day_4_nite@hotmail.com), September 27, 2001.

Well, there is an adaptor, but you're stuck with stopped down metering on your EOS. You can see canon's FD to EOS adaptor here: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/canon/fdresources/fdlen ses/fdeos.htm

There are a couple of aftermarket versions made also, however I agree with the previous poster about trying to get out of the deal.

Hope this helps,


-- Roger B. Clark (rclark@dbt.net), September 28, 2001.

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