General Brand Lens Adapter for Canon FD Lens to Minolta Maxxum/Sony Alpha Camera

General Brand Lens Adapter for Canon FD Lens to Minolta Maxxum/Sony Alpha Camera

General Brand Lens Adapter for Canon FD Lens to Minolta Maxxum/Sony Alpha Camera

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  • Lens Adapter for Minolta M/Sony A Bodies
  • Attaches Canon FD Lenses
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The Lens Adapter for Canon FD Lens to Minolta Maxxum/Sony Alpha Camera by General Brand allows a Canon FD type lens to be mounted on a Minolta Maxxum or Sony Alpha SLR body.

Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering), or any other functions are not retained using this adapter. In this case you will need to meter in "stop-down mode" since the lens will not have the ability to have its aperture controlled by the camera body.

UPC: 636980703343
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Adapter
Camera Mount Sony/Minolta A
Lens Mount Canon FD
Physical
Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.0 x 3.0 x 1.0"
Lens Adapter for Canon FD Lens to Minolta Maxxum/Sony Alpha Camera is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works Sometimes You need to look elsewhere and I don't know if there is a good alternative, but I'm still trying other brands. I have a full set of FD lenses, but this is not the answer for an adapter. Some lenses work, but not all. Picture quality is so-so with some lenses and HORRIBLE with others. Vignetting is a problem with certain lenses. You WILL lose at least a stop of light with this adapter. Bottom line is, if you are looking for this adapter to allow your lenses to work like they did on your Canon FD mount camera, IT WILL NOT! It's unfortunate because if the adapter worked as it should, the glass could potentially be amazing on this mount.If you are looking to take some kind of different kind of some-thing, then try it. I tried mine on an Sony A99.I took mine back. The adapter, not the camera.
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good! I tried this adapter to fit my sony a100 DSLR on my various Canon FD lenses and am pleasantly surprised. It usually works well without vignetting, glare or noticeable loss of sharpness, even though it contains what looks like a single glass element. A good and affordable option to revive your manual focus FD lenses or go bargain hunting for used FDs. It magnifies the image by about 1.25x and loses one (or 2/3rds?) stop of light so you can think of it as a mild teleconverter as well. With the 1.5x crop factor of the a100 sensor that adds up to 1.875x multiplication of 35mm focal length equivalent, still well within the sharpness limits of the lenses but not advisable to add an extra 2x teleconverter on top. Construction is solid, it has a recess that grabs the diaphragm shutting pin of the lens and switches the lens to manual stop down mode as you mount it. Of course you won't get any autofocus options, and you should remember to unlock the sony/maxxum shutter. Mounting involves positioning a green dot to match the red dot on the FD mount, and then turning the adapter about 10 degrees until a red dot lines up with the FD mount's red dot. At this point it either slips in place tightly and firmly and you can close the FD mount - or it doesn't fit at all: For some reason it absolutely won't fit my new style 400mm f/4.5 even though that lens never gives me trouble mounting Canon bodies AND the maxxum adapter does work fine with my new style 300mm f/4... not sure what's going on so keep in mind that it may not fit on every single lens in your FD collection. So far I've tried four Canon FDs, one sigma, one vivitar and one adaptall2 tamron with FD mount and the 400mm is the only one that doesn't fit.
Date published: 2008-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some grinding works are needed It fits and works well if it works and the magnification is about 1.2x. However, the IQ seems not as good as the 1:1 MD/MA adapter. If this adapter fails to work for your FD lenses you might want to grind and extend 1-2mm the groove where the auto aperture arm stick into (make sure you extend in the right direction). My FD 300mm f2.8 fluorite fit perfectly since. No problem with FD 400mm f4.5 either. FD 400mm f4.5 is still very sharp with the adapter.
Date published: 2009-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product The lens adapter fit my camera body and lens as advertised. I was tedious about placing the adapter on the camera body, but it fit perfectly. When I rotated the lens onto the adapter, the adapter snapped into a locked position on the camera....worked great. Thanks.
Date published: 2011-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Some lenses don't fit Although the FL bellows fits fine, all FD lens I have don't fit because the automatic apeture arm presses against the adaptor and prevents the bayonet from enguaging. Its only a matter of 1mm or less, so I am consideering grinding the apeture arm to fit.
Date published: 2008-08-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Out of 10 lenses only 1 fitted Out of 10 lenses only 1 of my FD lenses fitted and that was the one I wanted a 500mm fixed f8 mirror lens ,I wanted to take pictures of the moon but the moon is shy i'v not seen the dam thing since I got the adapter it keeps hiding behind the clouds
Date published: 2009-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from keeps the old lenses in the game bought it because i have a bunch of fd lenses.i am getting some fantastic images.i have no problem with manual focus,or manual mode.i have no trouble getting correct exposures.more toys to play with.
Date published: 2013-01-28
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