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ZUMA Mount Adapter for Canon FD lens to fit Micro 4/3 Body



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Lens Mount Adapter-FD to Micro Four Thirds


 
 

Adapts Canon FD Mount Lenses to fit on Micro Four Thirds 

  • Due to the short native flange distance, of the Micro Four Thirds System, the usage of adapted lenses from practically all formats has become widely popular.
  • Because lenses can be used from old and abandoned camera systems, adapted lenses typically represent good value for the money.
  • Many lenses easily adaptable to the Micro Four Thirds system with glassless adapters resulting in no induced loss of light or sharpness.
  • Adapted lenses retain their native focal lengths but have a doubled field of view. An adapted 50mm lens is still a 50mm lens in terms of focal length but has a 100mm field of view due to the Micro Four Thirds System 2x crop factor.
  • Due to the 2x crop factor of the Micro Four Thirds System however, most adapted glass from the 35mm film era and current DSLR lineups provide effective fields of view varying from normal to extreme telephoto.
  • Wide angles are generally not practical for adapted use from both an image quality and value point of view.
  • Using older adapted lenses on micro four thirds sometimes leads to a slight losses in image quality. This is the result of placing high resolution demands on the center crop of decade old 35mm lenses. Therefore, 100% crops from the lenses do not usually represent the same level of pixel-level sharpness as they would on their native formats.
  • Another slight disadvantage of using adapted lenses can be size. By using a 35mm film lens, one would be using a lens that casts an image circle that is far larger than what is required by Micro Four Thirds Sensors.
  • Focus is manual even with natively autofocus lenses.
  • Full metering functionality is maintained however, as are some automated shooting modes (aperture priority).
  • Overall, the ability to use adapted lenses gives Micro Four Thirds a great advantage in overall versatility and the practice has gained a somewhat cult following. Image samples can be found readily online, and in particular on the MU-43 adapted lenses forum.
  • The Canon FD lens mount is a physical standard developed by Canon and was introduced in March 1971. It served as the Canon SLR interchangeable lens mounting system until the 1987 introduction of the Canon EOS series cameras, which use the newer EF lens mount. 
  • The FD mount was based upon and replaced Canon's earlier FL mount, which was introduced in April 1964 replacing the previous Canon R mount. It was in turn replaced in 1971 by the Canon FD lens mount. FL lenses can also be used on FD-mount cameras in stop-down metering mode. 
  • Over the 21-plus years of production, Canon introduced 134 different FD lenses ranging from 7.5mm through 1,200mm in seventeen different fixed focal lengths and nineteen different zoom ranges, one of the most extensive manual focus lens lines ever produced.
  • The Canon FD system enjoyed huge popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, when it established and grew a market share with professional photographers as well as having equipped over a million consumer users. 
  • Canon obsoleted the FD mount by its decision to create the all-electronic EF mount. Thus, the FD mount system, with no provision for auto-focus, is now commercially obsolete, and Canon FD cameras and lenses are available for low prices on the second-hand market. This makes the system very attractive to 35mm film photographers who demand the highest optical quality, while not needing auto focus capability.
  • FD lenses are now enjoying a bit of a renaissance since they can be used on a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with a suitable adapter. High-quality lenses at relatively low prices are very attractive for that application and the lack of autofocus is not a big objection due to new technologies which aid manual focus accuracy.
 
Model Z-M43-FD Color: Black
   

 

 

  • Model: Z-M43-FD
  • 10 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Zuma Photo Video
  • 681441232405

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 27 January, 2016.



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