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Which FD to M43 adapter?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by mike_a, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. mike_a

    mike_a Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Mar 2, 2014
    Israel
    Hi,

    I just ordered me a Canon nFD 50mm f/1.4 from ebay.
    Now I need an adapter.

    I wonder if the cheap ones from ebay (like this) will do.
    It says it's all metal...
    Is it crap or will it work?

    Thanks,
    Mike.
     
  2. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    918
    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    How about they feel like crap, but they work well.

    As for your ebay link, somewhere in that seller's 144282 reviews are two of mine, which were positive. I've bought at least two adapters from him,
     
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  3. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

    803
    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
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  4. mike_a

    mike_a Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Mar 2, 2014
    Israel
    Thanks guys!

    I think I'll just go ahead and order it.
     
  5. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    I got my FD adapter from fotodiox
     
  6. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

    420
    Dec 4, 2010
    Tulsa, moving to Houston
    Duke
    I have one if you haven't ordered it already.
     
  7. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I have tried several of the cheap ebay ones and all but one had issues. Mostly they focus beyond infinity but I have also had problems with screws falling out and loose/tight fit. I also have several Fotodiox adaptors and they are great. They fit properly and focus correctly and so far no screws have come out. I also have one from Metabones and it is top notch, although it was a bit more expensive.
     
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  8. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I have gotten 4 adapters from Rainbow Imaging (they sell on eBay and I believe Amazon) and all of them have worked perfectly. I honestly see no reason to speed the cash on the more expensive ones. Plus, if you have a lot of old lenses it is super cheap to get one for each lens. Makes swapping lenses a lot easier, especially if you are using 3 different legacy mount and native lenses.
     
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  9. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

    420
    Dec 4, 2010
    Tulsa, moving to Houston
    Duke
    completely agree with the above, never had an expensive adapter, but I've never needed one either.
     
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