Is it me?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by drcolby, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. drcolby

    drcolby Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 4, 2012
    I have recently aquirred two Canon FD lenses, a 50mm marco and an 85mm 1.8. Both are very nice and I like them, but I find neither one will focus at infinity. Am I doing sometjong worg or is this true for all adapted lenses?

    drcolby
     
  2. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    It's not the lenses, its the adapter.
     
  3. drcolby

    drcolby Mu-43 Regular

    30
    Jul 4, 2012
    So is it my adapter or all adapters?

    drcolby
     
  4. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Andrew
    Just some. Usually they actually focuses past infinity though, try backing off the focus a bit and see what you get. If that doesn't work then you will need a different adapter.
     
  5. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Adapters really do need to be made to exacting specifications or they will not work - especially obvious for fast F numbers. $20-50 items simply cannot be made with the proper care to reliably meet such demanding requirements.

    For those prices some hand tuning (or outright rejection) will be expected.

    Of course a faulty lens is not unheard of ...