Please tell me about using an om-d with a FD adapter and FD lenses

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Re: Please tell me about using an om-d with a FD adapter and FD lenses
In reply to Bernard au Clairvaux, Aug 12, 2012

I tried three FD lenses on my OM-D.

Two old ones from EXAKTA (35-85mm and 85-300mm) which were very, very soft. Stepped down to f11 still some softness.

I tried a canon newFD 200 F4 which was much better. But even stepped down to F8 it was not much better than my 14-150 at F5,6.

Next step would be a 200mm F2,8L but I think I give up and save the money and go for the Oly 75-300mm.

The adapter I bought has a ring with two positions, the "Open" position opens the aperture and the "Locked" position enables manual aperture control.

The adapter is well made, it fits very good on FD and mFT mount. Focus to infinity works too.

I paid about 14Euros for it.

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