Canon FD to EF Lens Adapter

by John Losurdo
(Springfield, MO. Usa)

Canon FD to EF Lens Adapter

Canon FD to EF Lens Adapter

"Will a Canon FD 85-300mm f/4.5 S.S.C MF Lens focus or work on a Canon T2i using a glassless FD to EF adapter.

Thank you very much for your time. John L. "

Hi John,

Thanks for your question about using your FD lens with an adapter on a digital camera needing an EF mount. The Canon 2ti can take either EF or the smaller EF-S lenses and adapters can be used on lenses, like your 85-300mm lens, to get them to attach to "crop" cameras like the t2i.

I didn't start using Canon gear until well after the transition from Canon FD mount film cameras to digital EF and EF-S mount cameras, so I have no personal experience with Canon film cameras or Canon FD mount lenses.

With that said, because of the high demand for using film camera lenses on digital cameras, there are many sellers offering FD to EF (and EF-S) adapters. Generally speaking the ones with the corrective lens element included are likely to have better image quality.

The biggest issue for many Canon (and other) shooters is the loss of electrical communication between the camera and the lens when adapters are used.

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Because the lenses (Canon EF and EF-S) for digital cameras are designed specifically for the light rays to hit the sensor at a perpendicular angle, I've stayed away from using lenses for film cameras on digital cameras.

It's a great way to save money and use your older Canon lenses-it's just that there are sometimes compromises that come along with these type of adapters.

I think you might benefit from reading the reviews of other photographers who have used such an adapter. Here's a link to read the reviews on one of the highly rated ones: Canon FD Lens to Canon EF Adapter (As an Amazon affiliate Canon Camera Geek receives a small commission from qualifying purchases, at NO added cost to you.)

Please let me know what your experiences are when you try one. They're definitely very affordable to try out on your Canon 2ti.


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