FD to M43 focal reducer problem, also which FD lens do you suggest ?

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
Lumixdude Senior Member • Posts: 2,782
Re: FD to M43 focal reducer problem, also which FD lens do you suggest ?

One simple answer... Breach lock lenses are a pain in the butt to adapt... If you're going to buy FD lenses, buy FDn lenses which are the newer type without the beach lock (silver ring) they're much easier to fit on an adapter.

Your issue is common to anyone who has started out with legacy lenses on Micro Four Thirds camera bodies. Just take the simple route next time and say to yourself, "you cannot mount breach lock lenses on µ4/3 bodies."

What you need to understand is that halfway through Canon's FD lens development, they got rid of the "silver ring" and that lenses without the "silver ring" are actually newer and generally although not always sharper... they are also generally double coated to reduce chromatic aberration as opposed to single coated lenses. I.E. Spectra Coated lenses versus Super Spectra Coated.

The difference is minuet on Micro Four Thirds due to the reduction in image circle which alleviates most of the CA issues and even more so minuet with a Panasonic body and automatic CA processing although it's still worthwhile buying FDn lenses as they are less of a pain in the butt to mount than their breach lock FD companions.

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