Question by Don B: Can I use older camera lenses on newer digital bodies?
I have a Canon F1 film camera with several very good/expensive lenses. Are there digital camera bodies available that I can use my non-digital camera lenses on?
Answer by umgrego2
Technically, yes. But really, no.
“Following the introduction of the EOS camera line, Canon briefly marketed an adapter which enabled FD telephoto lenses to be used on EOS bodies. The adapter contained high-quality corrective optics and functioned as a mild tele-converter; it could not be used on normal and wide-angle lenses. The adapter was produced in limited numbers, with the intent of easing the initial cost of conversion for professional users with expensive FD telephoto lenses. These adapters are now scarce and highly valued, selling for around $ 1000 on the second-hand market. (The original ‘new’ price was $ 250). Other inexpensive aftermarket FD to EOS adapters are available and can be used at the cost of greatly reduced image quality, particularly at large apertures.”
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