Breechlock pricing below as with previous Fdn page
YOU SUPPLY THE LENS AND WE CONVERT IT
Simply go to the purchase box below and purchase whatever lens you have and want converted. Once you have purchased, we will confirm your purchase and send you a relevant ticket. Please complete this and return it with your lens. We will then convert your lens and return it to you …
If your lens is not listed below DON'T WORRY contact us, as we now do almost every FD Breechlock lens EF Conversion
CANON FD BREECHLOCK TO EOS EF CONVERSIONS
As with the Fdn styled (newer FD), the Breechlock Patented variant of the conversion has taken slightly longer to obtain precision conversion to EOS Digital Format. With more intense engineering to maintain precise F-Stop actuation and engineering complexities to overcome when mounting to Canon EOS digital format.
The Lens can have the optional availability of The Lens Doctor Fluid Variable Aperture (FVA). This system takes away the requirement of F-Stops and gives Hydraulic motion to the aperture selection system. One full sweep to fully open and another to fully close, stopping where you want and remaining there until the Camera operator chooses to move to another aperture choice, no bumps, no clicks , just precision movement. A must for “Cine Mode” in any lens. The new mount has been produced from a single billet of the best quality Aluminium block 60/80, giving a highly polished finish, which really compliments the Breechlock lens, especially some Chrome Nosed variants. But, just as important, gives unsurpassed quality and rigidity to the mount. The combination of a single piece mount on the Breechlock Lens really does look stunning.
The High Quality engineering also fulfils the weather seal ridge that Canon Breechlock Lenses have. This is just a finite ridge that locks the lens body to the mount, ensuring the same dust prevention principals that the original Breechlock Lens has and just makes the conversion almost look as though it is the original mounting.
55mm F1.2 Breechlock
The outstanding Canon Breechlock 55mm F1.2 is undoubtedly one of the most high performance lenses Canon ever produced in the Breechlock mount, when converted this lens gives superior performance on digital DSLR’s, and with the newer cameras consistently gaining higher ISO settings, this lens proves it’s worth in low light conditions, I have witnessed some amazing HD video captured with the lens, and of course fitting the Lens Doctor Fluid Variable Aperture (Cine Mode), brings about a new lease of life of this old classic. All variant’s are covered with the conversion “Chrome Nosed” looks particularly well with the highly polished FE mount and contrasting the black body with the Chrome Nose front ring, gives the lens the look and feel as if it were fitted in the factory yesterday”
How the new EF Breechlock mount looks in place 55mm
20mm F2.8 CANON (breechlock) FD-EF CONVERSION
The Canon EF Conversion of this wide angle lens, again superb on digital, Compared with rivaling Nikon's Nikkor, Canon excelled at this focal length as the Nikkor has only the f4.0, followed with a f3.5 and only introduced the f2.8 version very late in the early eighties. With only a slightly longer focal length than the 17mm and a full stop more speed, the 20mm f/2.8 is a lens that is very useful for shooting in tight quarters under poor lighting conditions. It is in a small room with a fairly low level of illumination that a lens like the 20mm f/2.8 reveals its strongest attributes.
24mm F2.8 CANON (breechlock) FD-EF CONVERSION
The best seller among Canon's 24mm group of lenses. The breechlock 24mm F2.8 EF conversion is a substantial performer, not as light as the Fdn but a classic that many photographers still prefer to the later Fdn 24F2.8, . This is a lens that you know will never let you down, even if you drop it. As opposite if you can purchase the Chrome Nosed variant, this particularly lens, cosmetically goes well with the highly polished aluminium finish of the new EF Mount
The Breechlock FD 35mm f/2 and the FD 35mm f/2.8 are good choices to cover parties, anniversaries or weddings, provided you are happy to work with only a few people in the picture or compromise for working distance when used with flash. The 35mm focal length is better suited to cover 3-4 persons from a normal distance when used along with flash. It has the added advantage to have a more natural perspective than lenses of 28mm or shorter. Of course the 35mm F2 Concave (thorium) has become a cult classic. Pictures opposite are only of the 35mm F2, but priced for conversion alongside the 2.8 variant.
Among the many primary features that can be found in standard 50mm lenses, the top of the list is their large maximum apertures. Used with high ISO film, these lenses can handle virtually any light level. An additional characteristic of fast lenses is the shallow depth of field that can be obtained when the lens is used at the maximum aperture. When the aperture is large, the foreground and background become blurred, isolating and emphasizing the main subject. The differences between the minimum and maximum apertures of these two old and new FD 50mm lenses are very large which allows you to have a lot of control whether
100mm F2.8 CANON (breechlock) FD-EF CONVERSION
The 100mm lens provides great versatility, favored for casual shooting, serious portraiture, sports or commercial work and landscape? Great for isolating a portion of a scene and the slight compression of perspective gives a striking sense of depth to both scenery and landscape pictures. The Breechlcok conversion to EOS digital makes a significant lens either on Full Frame of EF-s
135mm SC F2.5 CANON (breechlock) FD-EF CONVERSION
This lens is very compact in designed, with a short telephoto ratio of 1:0.98. Compared with the FD 135mm f/3.5 S.C., this lens speed is one stop faster.The maximum aperture of f/2.5 is advantage for handheld shooting in dim light. Flare is eliminated perfectly, moreover the secondary spectrum and other aberrations are greatly reduced.This lens isa powerful conversion only slightly slower ½ stop than the magnificent 135 F2 , but a lot less expensive to purchase,my experience this lens is just as good now on digital ..put this on your DSLR and amaze yourself.. Outstanding lens