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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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You can buy an adapter to use FD mount lenses on EOS mount cameras. See this page for more details.

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