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

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
OP adygadam Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: FD to M43 focal reducer problem, also which FD lens do you suggest ?

Tom Caldwell wrote:

AV Janus wrote:

Sounds to me like you might need to modify the aperture tab, either on the lens caus its to long or on the adapter side. Sand ir down to a semi-circle profile.
I will post my pics tommorow. i had to mod the adapter tab for my 58mm f1.2 FL lens

It also depends on what side is the aperture sliding ring se while you are mounting the lens.

Unfortunately FD mount us very complicated to use quickly...
Rick Halle wrote:

" Keep in mind that tall buildings sway back and forth so they require faster shutter speeds."

None of the FL lenses will fit the Zhongyi or its derivatives except the FL 35mm f2.5 with the hump back which actually slips straight on (accident?) but will not fit the RJ (ever). However all other FD/FL lenses will fit straight on to the more roomy RJ design. A small flat filed into the FL lens aperture rod will allow them to be mounted on the Zhongyi.

Mounting FD/FL lenses is an acquired skill.

The lenses I am using are FD and from what I have learned from other replies in this thread I have an old FD version which is marked by a chrome ring.

The issue I am encountering is that I cant turn the ring any more than 1/2 inch until it tightens, also the min aperture is restricted to around F4.8 and I am not sure about infinity focus yet as I have to wait until daylight to do some testing.

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