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Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter

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  • Use Canon FD Lenses on SLR Cameras with the Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount

This Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter allows you to use Canon FD lenses on SLR cameras with the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. The adapter ensures a high-precise correction of the flange focal length difference and enables focusing to infinity. Moreover, automatic exposure metering via working aperture and aperture priority is supported.

Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter
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    NovoflexCanon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (16)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Easily interchangeable (7)
    • Rugged (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (7)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Macro photography (3)
      • Portraits (3)
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      4.0

      Trick to enable manual iris control

      By d0paminefiend

      from Aqui

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

        The only trick was how to ensure the FD lens aperture can be controlled by the lens vs stuck at a certain f-stop. It isn't clear from the instructions, but to maintain the ability to control the iris from the lens' aperture ring, you have to align the WHITE dot on the adaptor with the red dot of the lens. If you mount white dot to white dot, you will not have the ability to control the iris with the aperture control ring on the camera. I had to watch this video to figure it out, as this wasn't clear on the instructions:

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        4.0

        Brings your old glass back from the dead

        By cinemaniac

        from Santa Clara, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

          Very good adapter and does as advertised. I use it with 24mm, 50mm, 35-105mm, 135mm, and 300mm f4 canon FD lenses on my GH1 and GH2 cameras for shooting cinamatic video. It works great but I am docking one star because the extra inch it adds often results in internal ghosting, in spite of the matte black interior. A better design would be to have a single achromatic lens inside this mount (and for the price it should) that gently directs the light straight through. Without it, when you shoot towards light sources you get odd ghosting as opposed to cool lens flare. Even with say a window behind your subject.I bought this adapter because I read of warnings against the cheap adapters that are 1/5 the price of this one as being loose and unreliable and not mechanically well engineered. Indeed, this adpapter is well-made and precision engineered. However, in retrospect I doubt highly these old-style FD mounts would be prone to loose and dodgy interconnects as there isn't much to them. Since the lenses aren't electronic I don't think all the extra spend got me much.My recommendation is buy a cheap one for the $20-$25 they are going for and only if you find yourself having problems spring for this one.Either way, the 30-40 year canon class is outstanding and I absolutely love the images I get from my all my lenses from old A-1 35mm kit. I highly recommend it for video shooting on your MFT cameras for that cinematic feel. Makes the still look great too.

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          5.0

          Expensive, but worth it!

          By jemanner

          from Panaca, NV

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Cons

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                Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                Pretty darned pricey for a piece of machined metal, but worth every penny. It flawlessly adapts Canon FD lenses to an Olympus E-P2. Of course no automation is transferred, but not an issue when using in aperture priority and manual focus. A great method to resurrect a past investment in Canon FD series lenses.

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                5.0

                It works Great

                By J. Price

                from Jackson, Michigan

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Pricy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter - I got this adapter to go with my Lumix GH2K. It's a bit pricey for ring of metal, but it's precision made and fits snug to the camera and to my lenses. You could go cheaper, but I've read the horror stories and didn't want to risk dinging up my new camera or f/1.2 lenses. It's a quality product. If you can afford it, you won't go wrong.[...] I've ordered equipment from B&H for years; you won't find a more reputable company.

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                5.0

                Does what it is supposed to do

                By Damien

                from Cary, NC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video
                  • When using several lenses

                  Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                  Very solid product and I use it on one of my GH2's for my all my FD lenses. I decided not to go for the much lesser expensive adaptor after reading several reviews about those becoming loose or not secure enough. This is a well made very secure product that fits the camera and lenses perfectly!

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                  5.0

                  love this thing!

                  By mediabuz

                  from nashville, tn

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                      I can attach all of my old 35mm FD lenses to my new digital video camera.

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                      5.0

                      Tight fit

                      By RichOpportunity

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                        In moving from a depth of field adapter to the micro four thirds system with Panasonic to shoot video, I purchased this product to keep using my Canon FD lenses. It works like a charm with a tight fit. While you give up the flexibility of getting your camera to talk to the lenses, at least I don't have to pitch the lenses. This little product provides the bridge. Other than wishing for a less expensive product, at least it works.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect Functionality, Fit & Finish

                        By Riffraff

                        from Seattle

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well built quality

                        Cons

                        • a bit expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                        Great product! It does exactly what it is designed to do. My FD lenses fit nice & tight as if they were mounting on my old AT-1. I can focus right to the infinity stop without going past it. My lenses take fine shots with excellent resolution. Now, with my Lumix GF-1 and its crop factor of 2, my Canon 50mm f1.4 lens and this adapter, I have the equivalent of a 100mm f1.2 portrait lens with sweet smooth bokeh and reliable focusing. Worth every penny for worry free reuse of fine lenses.

                        Just remember to RTFM. FD lenses mount with a back & forth rotation in order to engage their automatic aperture stud & let you stop down. Very important and necessary for all FD lens adapters from anyone,but the way it's handled on the Novoflex is well marked & solid as a rock.

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                        5.0

                        solid

                        By just john

                        from old bridge nj

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                        well made german peice locks everything together extremely well worth the extra coin

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                        5.0

                        excellent adapter

                        By diego

                        from milan

                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                            solid, well built, perfect control over lens aperture.
                            I recommend it!

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                            4.0

                            Old glass on a new camera

                            By cbb_nyc

                            from nyc

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • No end cap

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                            Works exactly as it's supposed to. Provides a very easy and effective way to mount Canon FD lenses onto a Micro Four Thirds camera while maintaining the ability to adjust the focus and aperture.

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                            4.0

                            Works great, but why so expensive?

                            By Jimbo

                            from Florida

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • High Quality
                            • Rugged

                            Cons

                            • Cost

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                            Had an $35 "knockoff" adapter, which was OK for the money. What I did not like about the adapter was the apaeture could be changed with adapter's split ring, not just the normal stops on the lens. Sometimes you got the wrong exposure because of this. Secondly, somewhat complex to mount; Finally, it would roll PAST infinity with Canon FD 135 f1.8 and FD 200 F2/8. The result was it took too long to set up shots.
                            I did head-to-head with the Novoflex yesterday and have to say Novoflex cures all these problems. It's very high quality too, solid lockup to camera with no play. For that I give it five stars.
                            One star debited because a chunk of metal should not cost more than the lenses mentioned.

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                            5.0

                            This is a "Quality" lens mount adapter.

                            By "shooter"

                            from Chicagoland, Illinois

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Solid Precision

                            Cons

                            • No case or pouch

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                            These days cheaply produced lens mount adapters are all-to-common. The Novoflex is solidly made. Canon FD lenses lock tightly & easily but just as important, release upon demand. This adapter delivers what I ask for in a lens mount adapter!

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                            4.0

                            solid and simple

                            By Nom de plumed

                            from Johannesburg South Africa

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                              This adapter does exactly what it's supposed to do.

                              All my FD primes fit on the micro four thirds mount and align well.

                              There is no play at all between the lens and adapter nor between the adaptor and camera mount.

                              Easy mount and dismount of lenses to adapter.

                              Simple and solid.obviously no software or electronics involved.Good for me as I dont need or want Auto iris control from camera.(will be using on Panasonic Af100)

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                              5.0

                              Solid German engineering

                              By rasterblaster

                              from New York

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                                  Having shopped around and tried a couple of Chinese made adaptors (which I had to return) I finally decided to spend a few extra bucks on the Novoflex adaptor and I'm happy to report it's well worth the investment. It's solid as a rock and precisely engineered. Lens locks in place firmly and securely on both ends. Made to last a lifetime. For anyone interested (as I am) in dusting off those classic Canon FD and FL lenses for use with modern DSLR's, this a very good investment. A+

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product [...]

                                  By Kiwi

                                  from Venice, CA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                                    This product really allowed me to use my existing cannon FD lenses with confidence on my new Olympus Ep1. Its very well built, with precise machining. worth the money. [...]

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                                    5.0

                                    "best"Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Adpt

                                    By DKLA

                                    from Venice of America

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • "Feature"quality HD video
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                                      Just received the LUMIX GH1 (Panasonic), and with this adapter, I'm using my "old" Canon "Legacy" lenses (85mm F1.2 "L", 300 F2.8 "L", 35mm F2.8 T/S,
                                      15mm F2.8 Fisheye, and the quality of stills and HD
                                      even 60fps is amazing! You do have to have a "kit"
                                      lens on the body to change the "custom" setting to "manual focus with lens off" (I had to email Novoflex but the response was quick)

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                                      5.0

                                      Best FD adapter for Lumix GH1

                                      By saiseeker

                                      from seattle, WA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Great Picture Quality
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Novoflex Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter:

                                          Very good build qulality. Used on Panasonic Lumix GH1 with Canon FD lenses 35mm f/2, 50 f/1.2, 200 f/2.8. Very much satisfied. Very good images. Perfect focus.

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