Hama Lens Adapter for Canon EOS to FD-AE

Hama Lens Mount Adapter - Canon FD Lens on Canon EOS Bodies

Hama Lens Mount Adapter - Canon FD Lens on Canon EOS Bodies

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This adapter allows for Canon FD type lenses to be mounted onto a Canon EOS body.

Unlike other simple mount adapters, this is an optical adapter which is actually at the same time also a short teleconverter. It increases the focal length by a factor of 1.25x, and reduces the lens aperture by approx. one f/stop. This adapter allows for focusing at infinity.

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Package Weight 0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.543 x 3.465 x 1.26"

Hama HA-30845 reviews

Lens Adapter for Canon EOS to FD-AE is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor at less than f/4 This is an awesome adapter as long as you don't expect to useany aperture larger than f/4. After some experimentation, Ifound anything larger than f/4 will have low contrast andhave a hazy glow around bright objects.On the other hand, the inside lens retainer easily unscrewsto allow the two lens elements (which allow focus to oo) tobe removed. Then it becomes a short extension tube. My FD35-105 f/3.5 zoom just became the most adaptable macro lensI've ever seen short of a bellows. And with the lenselements removed, the low contrast haze magically disappears. Problems Encountered: The aperture lock ring (turn to stop down or open up) is notknurled, so it's tough to get a grip on. Especially if youhave body armor. The aperture lock ring is not very smoothand seems to grind a little.There were particles between the two lens elements. Theblack anodizing seems to flake easily off the mounting points.
Date published: 2007-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this is not a review I'm note sure about this one. I waited untill all the adapters I purchased arrived and then tested each one under the same conditions. I had completed the others when I tried to install this one on an old Canon 5D body which had been in storage for about 5 years. When i tried to attach this adapter a key component (small glass plate attached to the camera mirror) fell off I could not not reattach it. Whether this was die to the age of the camera body, the heat and humidity of the day, this particulkar adapter or my clumsiness i have no idea. I cannot use the 5D body, and I'm a bit hesitant to put any of them on my Canon 5D MkII body. Cheers?
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Limited usefulness It increased the focal length by about 1.25 so not useful if a wide angle was needed. Cut light so much that an f 4 lens was almost to dim to focus in average indoor light. Reduced sharpness very noticeably. Produced a halo around some brass hardware. Adapter did mount properly to the camera and an assortment of FD lenses went on and off with no trouble.
Date published: 2010-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Good Fit I purchased the adapter so I could attach my old FD lenses to my new Canon APC sensor camera. The mechanical fit is very good between the lens and adapter and between the adapter and camera. The fit is tight. The only down side is due to the fact that the back focus distance of the FD lens is less than the back focus on the new EF lesnes, which means the old lens wants to be located closer to the sensor than is possible with the EF mount. To compensate for this an optic is added to the adapter. While this optic correctly adjusts the back focus it also results in the lens-adapter combination having a slightly longer focal length than the lens alone. So the 28 mm lens I am using acts more like a 45 mm lens. This is not a crop factor artifact, it is a real change of focal length due to the optic. Some light is also lost, maybe .5 to 1 stop. But the image is sharp. I am using this indoors, on a tripod with long exposures.
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I finally found an adapter for my old Canon FD lenses, which give perfect focus at infinity. This adapter works perfectly on my Canon EOS 5D and also in my Canon EOS 50D. The focus at infinity is perfect in FD telephoto lenses and also in the wide-angle FD
Date published: 2010-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value You would only use a lens mount adapter when you don't have the lens you need. What I need once in a while are much longer lenses than the 200mm I have for Canon EOS. Rent what I need? Impractical, as I never know when the wildlife across the valley will appear. Get a teleconverter? That would only bump me up to 400mm -- not enough. Buy new lenses? Too costly for occasional use. But I've got FD lenses up to 500mm sitting in a drawer collecting dust, and this adapter allows me to use all them again. Focus -- All the lenses I've mounted on this adapter, from 17mm through 500mm, focus to infinity, and they all maintain focus with an FD teleconverter between the adapter and the lens. There is a very slight loss of sharpness. This is unavoidable in such products, and therefore quite acceptable, especially considering the price of the adapter compared to the cost of new lenses of 500mm and longer. Focal length -- Based on looking through cameras with various lenses mounted, I estimate that this adapter has a 1.25x teleconverter effect. My old 500mm becomes a 625mm, and with the teleconverter it's about 1250mm. Exposure -- Because older lenses lack current EOS technology you must set your aperture manually on the lens and control your shutter speed either manually or with aperture value (AV) mode. Easy enough and just like the old days before everything got all automatic. Quality -- I do not (at least not yet) notice the problems the previous reviewer noted - the finish flaking off the adapter, a hazy glow around bright objects at wide apertures, or unsmooth operation of the aperture lock ring. The aperture lock ring allows an FD lens mounted on the adapter to function like an old preset aperture lens. The previous reviewer is correct that this ring ought to be knurled for easier operation - it is a little hard to manipulate being smooth, narrow (although it is the full width of the adapter), and right against the camera body (but that is where the adapter must be). I fixed this with a bit of cloth (gaffer's) tape which gives plenty of grip. Some users may prefer to put their lens into manual aperture mode instead of using it as a preset. I am rating this product at 4 out of 5 stars because there are always inherent compromises in adapting equipment to do what it was never designed to do. In this case, two additional pieces of glass are added to an optical path which was not designed to use them, and aperture control goes back 40 years to completely manual operation. That said, I am very pleased with this adapter and would recommend without reservation.
Date published: 2009-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An inexpensive way to utilize my lenses I finally went digital with a 7D. I can use my FD lenses, a 100mm macro and 135mm and 200mm tele, to expand my shooting ability without buying several new lenses. I'm accustomed to focusing with my Mamiya RB67 anyway and setting it on Av allows me to set the lens aperture while it automatically sets the shutter speed and iso. Works for me.
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful adapter with no support docs This is a really wonderful adapter. I got it for my 7D so I could make use of my old FD lenses. Many of these adapters have poor optical quality or issues focusing to infinity. However, this one demonstrates exceptional quality at all but the most open Iris settings. I even like the quality with the iris all the way open. No matter what you get sort of a soft focus feel. It's not impossible to get crisp images, but I like it for the soft look. It gives my images a beautiful, heavenly, dreamy quality. The bokeh is quite unique from anything else I've worked with. It's not quite as crisp as a good EF lens but it's very useful if you'd like to get a different feel in your images. The only thing I can really complain about is that there is no user manual or support documentation, which would have saved me 5 minutes of futzing when I first got it. But it's easy to use, even without the documents.
Date published: 2012-07-16
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