FD-NEX: Adapter Nightmare

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Michael Everett
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FD-NEX: Adapter Nightmare
Mar 31, 2013

I have three Canon FD lenses and two FDn lenses.  I have tried three adapters, a no-name, a Fotodiox, and a Rainbow Imaging.  I use them on a NEX-7.

The results:

None of the FDn adapters will focus to infinity on either FDn lenses.  The Rainbow Imaging will just about focus on the 35/2 but will not come close on the 50/1.4.  The other two do not get close to infinity on either lens.

The FD's focus fine, in fact slightly past infinity on all three adapters.

Do FDn's need a different adapter length?  Do I have three bad adapters?  Do I have two out-of-whack FDn's?

Anyone else had similar problems and anyone have adapters that work?  If so what brands?

Michael

Sony Alpha NEX-7
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