Thank you.. My first M 4/3 expected soon.. Pannie 'G' I have also ordered EOS to M 4/3 adapter to use... Luckily I have many cheap $5 ring adapters so I can try out most of my collection..
Does this lens adapt e-mounts?
İs it work gh5 +leica 12 60 ?
i own a lumix gx7, i want to use the sigma 18-35mm on it but i read on your site that your pro fusion adapter has issues such as
• Switching between image and video can cause camera to freeze.
• Switching f-stops in video mode can cause white flashes in video.
• Certain video modes can cause the camera to freeze.
are there any adapters of yours that wont do those things if i attach the 18-35mm?
However a major point of micro 4/3 was to have lighter weight equipment, If you use legacy lenses you are back to having big heavy lenses stuck on a modern lightweight body And you have to be completely manual in aperture, focussing, and zooming, plus often the loss of lens based stabilisation. The only advantage is cost. One alternate is to find older four-thirds lenses and use an electronic 4/3 to M4/3 adapter, which preserves auto focussing and aperture setting.
I’d like to see some samples of your photography with this setup.
I just found 2 NICE sigma lenses on Craigslist for $40 with a milolta 7000 (80's, firstauto focus camera- worthless these days!) along with a flash, case, and extras. I use the lenses on my Lumix 4/3, but realized THESE minolta lenses used a different adapter. (Maxxum series)
But...overall, I gave up on autofocus, I prefer the intimacy of doing it all manually. It makes photography fun again
Can i use canon 18-55mm to the fotodiox adapter?
Hi. Congrats for the video. Thanks to you we are considering FD lenses.
olympus micro 4 3 cameras have in built stabilisation so you can use all the old lenses and have stabilisation...
Old lenses are far better made and produce far nicer results, modern lenses are too sharp and too perfect, I hate seeing that in a photo. I use my old M42 screw mount lenses on my GF3 and the results always impress me, agree, not a sharp as the modern lenses but is sharpness really always needed?
Do you know why some adapters for micro 4/3 cameras are different sizes? I thought the size of the adapter was supposed to make up the difference in the focal flange distance but I see adapters coming in different sizes ( length ). If you do a search on eBay for "PK to 4/3 adapter" you'll see some that look like they are over an inch thick and others that appear to be only 1/3" in length. How can you tell what the proper length of an adapter should be when you are buying one?
These details are essential
1 Ensure that the selector on the adapter is in the OPEN position before attaching the lens
2 While lining up the red dots, or notch, ensure that the pin on the adapter is on the correct side of the sliding switch on the lens
3 Depending in which version FD lens you have:-Lock the lens onto the adapter until the square silver button clicks and pops out - or- turn the silver locking ring to lock the lens onto the adapter
4 set the ring on the adapter to LOCK - you can now use the aperture ring on the lens to set the aperture by “clicks” as it moves to each stop
5 To use the “smooth” function close the aperture on the lens as far as it will go - f22 usually. You can now use the OPEN - LOCK ring on the adapter to smoothly change aperture without the jerky click stops
The video shows all these features but he doesn’t emphasize them
can i use it to put a lumix lens on a cannon body?
Does the stabilization can working in vintage lens with any cheap adapter?
I have a GX85 M4/3 and am having trouble with an adapted Vivitar zoom 70-210. Can't focus past 135mm. Zoomed in past 135 is fine...Have tried changing focal lengths in camera to no avail. What am I doing wrong?
I purchased a Panasonic GH3 and a 50mm lens. What would be the name of a basic adapter to buy? Thanks for the video. Also what does micro 4/3 mean. Sorry I’m a total amateur.
Thanks for the post dude!!
ill try and do a gaming set up video though i dont really have an amazing setup and i guess i can do a room tour, ill ask in my next video and see if its a good idea, but most likely ill do it either way, thanks for the idea
You should make a video on like a gaming setup or a room tour.
Thank you for the video and information. I read on the description of these focal reducers from China not working with old FD lens with silver ring/breach lock, isn't that true?
The breech lock lens type works well on this roxsen speed booster? On their website says that only works fine with the new FD mount. Thanks!
Greetings! If I convert my fdn lens to a ef mount will I be able to use it on the viltrox speedbooster and obtain infinity focus?
Greetings! So is it better for me to convert my fd lens to ef mount to use with viltrox speedbooster on my gh5 and will this give me an extra stop of light? I have two fd lenses that I want to use with my viltrox on my gh5 that will allow extra stop of light. Which will give extra light and work better, the focal reducer or convert to ef and use speedbooster?
I have a GH5 and I really want to speedboost vintage lenses. I have a Helios 44M and I'm looking forward to buy more vintage lenses of various mounts. If I get the Viltrox EF-M2 (EF to M4/3) I won't be able to adapt FD lenses because of Flange Distance, what about other vintage lenses?
*Which is the best speedbooster that will allow me to adapt any lens mount? (by using the speedbooster + cheap adapters together) Should I get Nikon-Micro4/3, or Sony E, or some other?*
Hope you respond. Great video :)
Here are some commen mounts you can adapt to FD
mamiya 645, rz67, rb67, z
arri b - STD - PL - lpl
Canon ef- efs
Sony a mount
hasselblad 500' 2000, 1000f, 1600f
Je haar is scherp....
I use my FD lenses on my crop EOS cameras all the time, took me a while to get the hang of it but once I did they seem to work almost as well as my newer EF and EFS lenses. of course it is all manual focus and f stop, it light is not great I focus wide open than stop it down. I use Fotasy and Fotodiox adapters. My FD lenses still look new, got most of them back in the early 70s.
Great information here. Thank you for making your video's. I have a question. I've got a Helios 2/58 that I've adapted to my OMD via an m42 to m43 straight adapter. I'm a bit disappointed that I'm not getting as much swirly bokeh as I thought I would. I've decided to purchase a focal reducer/speed booster to open up the FOV, and add speed to maximize the swirl. I really like how you use an FD to m43 speed booster with the m42 to FD adapter to get the added flexibility of using different mounts on the same reducer. My question(2) is what other common system lenses can you adapt to your FD to m43 booster? Which lenses will not adapt?
Thanks again for the video
hi, i have m42 lenses ( supertakumar 55mm n helios ) and im looking for an adapter to attach them to my viltrox speedbooster....any suggestion pls? cos all the ones that i have tried doesnt work so far.....thanks
Very informative video, you are one of the most underrated camera YouTuber out there.
One of the best explanations for adapting vintage lenses to mirrorless I've seen, well done. Atm I just have the FD 50mm f/3.5 for that mount and use it on the G80. Mine is the nFd version. I attach a Raynox 250 magnifier on the end when I need 1:1 [I believe it goes just over 1:1 with this attachment, with no noticeable drop in IQ] - I have also Minolta MD and M42 adapters. SO much variation out there, just do the research and try fine decent copies with no fungus or haze. It's great fun adapting these old classics and IMO improves your photography skills, as you're not over relying on AF, you just need to take your time a little more.
Thanks for all these details :)
Heb zelf een tijdje terug een EF-m4/3 speedbooster gekocht. Gebruik hem voor mijn Pentax lenzen en mijn M42 Vivitar 28mm. Lekker om mee over rommelmarkten te struinen.
Bought the Roxsen Speedbooster today with the FD 28/2.8 for my G70. My grandfather gifted me his old 2x teleconverter and a 400mm/5.6 I think, I'm quite excited to use it!
First time ever posting a comment on YT. Thanks for this info. I have been following closely your GH5 setup with the FD lenses. I am curious to know how do you handle the "circular glow" that the roxsen pixco focal reducer produces, especially when shooting more towards the light (where it is more evident). I get a great image when shooting in a darker environment but I cannot use it during the daytime or where there's a light setup because that blue tint dot is visible and it doesn't matter on what aperture I set the lens. Have you had this problem? how did you deal with it? How to correct it?
Wonderful! Beautiful images and rather therapeutic to watch the process. I have the 70-210 and use it with a LUMIX MFT also. Thanks for sharing. Liked and subscribed.
all these FD lenses not compatible to the sharpness of modern lenses. if you want fuzzy wuzzy you got it. but you can replicate the softness which is the main characteristic of FD and older lenses with a flick or 2 in lightroom. So why bother? Get a good modern lens and leave this crap at the salvation army.
i own the same set of lenses... love em!
Adapter Canon FD to mft without glass..can it get infinity focus??
I Craig thx for your video. I do the same on my Sony A7iii (my FD lenses were sleeping for 30 years....) and true that it s really nice to use for video in manual mode. I just got on my 50mm F1.4 some issues with aperture (common issue for these grand father lenses...) but youtube explains how to solve it. Sony A7iii got the advantage of not having the crop factor vs M43.
looks like you bought them yesterday.
Great Vid! question - I own a Bmpcc 4k along with a micro 4/3rds Speed Booster(Viltrox) do these lens work with that type of set up? thx!
Thanks for the video Craig, cheers from Madagascar!
Enjoyed your video. I love shooting wildflowers with a Canon EOS M6 and Olympus M10mkII and using adapted lens on both. If you’re ever in Montana, look me up. Plenty of wildflowers around here to shoot
Isn't there something about having a certain distance from the lens and the sensor ?
I have a g9 and shoot with canon fds as well
What a lovely video! Thank you so much
Never sell your Canon analog gear. You WILL regret it! ( Focus-by-wire...Bruhhhh!!)
Beautiful work friend.., just beautiful..!
Thanks for sharing.
I have a similar setup, a Canon A1, and FD lenses. I now have a Panasonic G9. I have recently added an adapter/speed booster to use the vintage Canon lenses on the G9. The speed booster reduces that additional crop factor. I figure that my 28mm Canon lens is effectively about 40mm with the speed booster vs the 2 X 28 = 56mm normal crop factor. Your video has inspired me to go out and do some shooting on my G9 with the FD lenses. THANKS!
Some of those dandelion shots are amazing
Hey Craig, thanks for the video. You didn´t put some takes in small apertures where that FDs really rocks, and hyperfocal technique that is very easy to do with that lenses. Of course, that technique with modern AF ? Don´t think so.
I wonder if there are any mft speed boosters for fd lenses.
Having watched other videos now, I see you already have!! Really enjoying your videos.