What canon digital camera will use my old Canon AE1 fd lenses?
I have an old Canon AE1 camera that uses the old style FD lenses. I have many lenses and am wondering if there is a digital camera that I can purchase that will be able to use these lenses? Also are there adapters that enable these lenses to be used with other cameras? If so, what camera models use these adapters and will work with my old fd lenses lenses?
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Yes, you may use the older FD-mount lenses on the newer EF-mount bodies with the proper adapter. There are limitations however. Usually you will lose any autofocus, and a stop or so of light. Here and here are two adapters.
This lens should fit an older SLR Canon with the FD style lens mounts. I believe all SLR canon cameras were the FD style until 1987. Then they switched to the EF mounts. The last FD style mount was used on the T60 in 1990.
Whoever led you to believe that is wrong. The AE-1 uses the Canon FD mount, while the newer EOS cameras use the EF mount.
Canon introduced the EOS (Electro-Optical System) in 1987. The bayonet-style EF lens mount is at the heart of the EOS camera system. Breaking compatibility with the earlier breech-lock FD mount, it was designed with no mechanical linkages between moving parts in the lens and in the camera. The aperture and focus are controlled via electrical contacts, with motors in the lens itself.
In short, you won't. All Canon Digital SLR's use the same lens mounting system as your EOS 500n and new lenses are very expensive especially for those who have purchased full-frame models.
As a result, demand for the lenses which fit your camera is very high and so prices are high as well: it's just basic supply and demand economics. There were cheaply made kit lenses available with your camera when it was new, but like most kit lenses they weren't built to last, so most of the older ones are either non-functional or have been scrapped after owners upgraded. All that leaves are the higher quality, well built, lenses from the time your camera was made which are far cheaper than new lenses but still comparatively expensive.
If you want cheap lenses then you've picked the wrong system. Buy an older FD mount Canon SLR if you want to stay with Canon; you'll then find that lenses are so cheap that they're often offered for free on your local FreeCycle group. The same source is where I've got all of my manual focus (and some AF) SLR equipment over the last few years.
The FT lens mount system (FL system) is not the same lens mount used on today's Canon EOS cameras (EF lens mount). The FT/FL system was used for a very short time in the 1960s, and was replaced by the FD lens mount system. Canon switched to the EOS/EF system in the late 1980s/early 1990s. So the lens will not fit on a Digital Rebel, and because it's 2 generations away from the lenses that do fit I don't think there was ever an adaptor made. Sorry!
Hey jpmodell, Whether or not you can use your old lenses on a new DSLR body depends on how old your lenses are and what model lenses they are. Modern Canon DSLR cameras use what is called the EF mount which was introduced by Canon in 1987. Canon lenses prior to 1987 have what is called the FD mount which will not directly mount onto new digital cameras. Some companies do make an adapter to allow the user to mount an FD lens onto an EF mount camera but it would provide very limited functionality. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.