What cameras can I use FD lenses with?

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I "came across" an A1 with a bunch of lenses and filters. Bought the whole package with an aluminum carry case for $100.00. The battery in the camera leaked, damaging the camera, so I'm left with the lenses and filters. One lens is a Vivitar 400MM - see next post if you know how/where to get repaired...

What other cameras can I use these lenses with? with or without adapters?


-- Ken Lotterman (canon_fd@pc-specialist.com), December 27, 2001



2 that spring to mind are the Canon F-1 and Canon AE-1.

Try http://www.canonfd.com for more helpful info.


-- NikB (ndb_letters@yahoo.com), December 28, 2001.

These FD lenses should be usable with a vast range of Canon manual focus cameras spanning decades. But the best- possibly the best manual focus SLR ever made- is the Canon T-90. I use one of these regularly, and it is a design classic. Merits too numerous to list here, but have a look on the Canon official site!

Cheers JIM

-- Dr. Jim Cross (iamacamera@hotmail.com), January 02, 2002.

Sorry about the damage to your A-1. I suggest you consider repairs on it, if they are within reason. I have owned a used one for about 4 or 5 years, and it is an excellent instrument! You will enjoy all its features. Learn to use them all, especially manual mode. I would say you got a good deal for $100.00, even if you have to replace the camera body. I have owned Canon TX, AT-1, and A-! bodies throught the years, and have derived great photographic satisfaction and rugged durability with these bodies. FD lenses will fit these bodies as well as FTb (one body I always wanted, but never got hold of). If you choose not to repair the A-1, consider buying one of these other bodies from a reputable source on E-Bay. Look at the remarks/recommendations for the seller. Items I have purchased (sync cords, flash, flash bracket) are usualy as described, so read entire text and examine picture if available.

Whatever you decide, I wish you many years of service and satisfaction with your Canon camera.

Randy Mashburn

-- Randy Mashburn (rmashb@gte.net), January 30, 2002.

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