Canon FD mount question for E-PM1

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by zammer, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. zammer

    zammer Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Hi Folks, just joined up a few days ago after purchasing a E-PM1, saw several threads mentioning that many folks are using old school slr lenses on their cameras using a specific mount. Knowing my Dad has a few old Canon lenses he confirmed that they were FD lenses with the bayonet style.

    I took a look at the Fotodiox site and believe I have found the mount I need, but before ordering I was hoping that someone could just confirm ( based on the info I supplied ) that this should be the correct mount...the reason I ask is the compatibility for the Canon FD mount to micro 4/3 doesn't show E-PM1 it does show Olympus PEN E-P1 & Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, DMC-GH1, DMC-GF1
    http://www.fotodiox.com/index.php?cPath=21_101




    Appreciate any help you can offer.
     
  2. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Looks like compatibility chart hasn't been updated since first generation MFT's. Fotodiox adapter for Canon FD works fine with E-PM1.
     
  3. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Chuck's right that this one should work for you.

    In fact, as far as I know there are no restrictions from using any adapter on any particular :43: camera. That is, if an adapter works with one :43: body, it will work with all of them. By the way, I believe that technically the Canon FD mount is breech-lock mount, rather than a bayonet mount.

    I don't have any experience with this particular Fotodiox adapter, but I recently picked up an FD mount adapter from RainbowImaging, which seems to be working well.

    Which lenses do you have?
     
  4. zammer

    zammer Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Thanks for the quick reply's guys, much appreciated. Also, thanks for the clarification on the breech lock mount. As for the particular lenses I am not sure, next time I drop by for a visit I'll be sure to get the specs.
     
  5. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    My Fotodiox Canon FD to m43 adapter is mounted on my old 50mm f 1.8. Works just fine.
     
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  6. harrysue

    harrysue Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2011
    They sell the same Fotodiox part on Amazon for about ten dollars less. If you can wait 4 weeks for free shipping from China, similar adapters are cheaper on ebay.
     
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  7. They might be the later model "new FD" or FDn lenses which share the same mount but no longer have a separate breech to lock the lens as the early FD and FL lenses did. The FDn lenses twist on and have a button lock, but both types fit the same adapter.
     
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  8. MikeR_GF1

    MikeR_GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    I'll second the comment, that if it's compatible with one m43, it's compatible with others.

    I've had good luck with RainbowImaging adapters, (RainbowImaging), as well as the Fotodiox ones.
     
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