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Micah McDowell
Re: Considering getting a few old prime lenses off ebay,,,
on Jan 27, 2011 at 8:31:25 pm

It appears that every lens that seller has listed is specifically what you do NOT want to use on a Canon 7D or T2i.

They are all Canon FD lenses (FD being the mount that Canon used before the modern EOS autofocus cameras). Almost every vintage camera mount from every manufacturer is easily adapted to a Canon DSLR; ironically, Canon FD is one of the few that are impossible to adapt usefully. They can be mechanically adapted, but the flange distance is too deep so it's impossible to focus to infinity. You don't want this. Lenses that are easily adaptable with mechanical rings from eBay are old Pentax K-mount, Olympus mount, Nikon F-mount (manual focus only), Fujica/Fujinon (what I use), M42 screw mount, and many many others. And, obviously, any Canon EOS (EF or EF-S) lenses will work... no adapters needed.

So to answer your question, all of the lenses that seller has would be terrible.


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